Louis Schulz and Maria Lisogorskaya of Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble discuss Coachella and the Venice Architecture Biennale.
-- How odd is it to be trapped inside the parallel, ever-accelerating cycles of amnesia and nostalgia that mark American culture these days? Pretty odd. You'd
The World Trade Center transit hub is another of the elaborate, mismatched architectural headstones marking ground zero.
There is no broad strategy to protect important works of 20th-century residential architecture, including the Vanna Venturi House.
Restoration of the former Whitney Museum, now the Met Breuer, strikes the right balance between old and new, Christopher Hawthorne says.
New gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is a significant addition to downtown L.A., but it also leaves you wanting more.
Design competitions are underway to redesign Pershing Square and to transform 1st and Broadway. Here are some suggestions.
LACMA director lays foundation for museum's landmark architectural collection with the 1963 Sheats-Goldstein house, featured in "The Big Lebowski."
The new Inglewood NFL complex will be a showpiece, but the project's success depends on surrounding housing and retail development
A High Line-like transformation of the end of the 2 Freeway has the potential to be the foundation for a new vision of Los Angeles urbanism, recreation, ecology, landscape architecture and mobility.
The rise in homeless encampments along Los Angeles freeways signals a major shift for a public system long set apart from the city.
Caltrans' stockpile of land for scuttled 710 Freeway proposal should be used for new parks and affordable and market-rate housing.
L.A. Times architectural critic Christopher Hawthorne lists the most pressing questions in architecture as 2015 draws to a close.
The redesigned Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Boulevard has a new exterior that is 'happily tasteless,' Times critic Christopher Hawthorne says.
L.A. Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne reflects on the year in architecture and its place in a dangerous world.
"Matter, Light and Form: Architectural Photographs of Wayne Thom" at WUHO Gallery in Hollywood is sneakily ambitious.
The first Chicago Architecture Biennial makes a bid to break with the past by featuring a new generation of high-profile designers.
Just as Google has streamlined its logo for speed, Clifton's campy retro cafeteria hides subtle efficiencies within its design.
A look at the planned redesign of the Los Angeles Convention Center highlights the outdated thinking of such public architecture.
A deft practicality runs through Facebook's new building, a merging of sensibilities shared by Frank Gehry and Mark Zuckerberg.
City planning policy is beginning to reflect social spaces and walkability common in Latin American cities, challenging a half-century focus on the car and private property.
'Provocations' at the Hammer Museum explores the seemingly bottomless ingenuity of Thomas Heatherwick and his designers, and their remarkable projects.
The hotel room where most of the Laura Poitras documentary "Citizenfour" takes place is small, decorated only with a bed and some furniture by the Danish
The "Constructing Worlds" exhibition at the Barbican in London explores alternatives to sleek, promotional images of buildings.
Frank Gehry marks a career triumph with the dramatic yet refined Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, further building billionaire Bernard Arnault's legacy.
The engaging Pompidou Center show covers the renowned L.A. architect's career in detail, but the exhibition is devoid of exploring the many issues behind the designs.
After years as an influential but rarely screen cult classic, Thom Andersen's 2003 documentary, "Los Angeles Plays Itself," will finally be released on DVD this
Critic's Notebook: The architecture of downtown L.A.'s United Artists Theatre, now part of the Ace Hotel, and the Forum was preserved when they were owned by two religious groups. They have new owners and new life as concert venues.
Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne picks 2013's top developments, including 4 World Trade Center, L.A. cornfield plan.
Architecture review: The soaring elegance of Fumihiko Maki's 4 World Trade Center design may help rehabilitate the strong-arm tactics of ground-zero developer Larry Silverstein.
A proposal by Frank Gehry's firm for a retail, hotel and residential complex on Grand Avenue near Walt Disney Concert Hall will be submitted Monday.
Architecture Review: The new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills artfully blends old architecture with new, with parking of course.
Peter Zumthor's designs in Switzerland show great detail and firm connection to European landscape. Can he translate to Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Critic's Notebook: Turmoil over development plans for downtown L.A.'s Grand Avenue leaves many questions unanswered but opens up the possibility of moving in a new direction.
A nonprofit dedicated to the L.A. River announces plans for a 51-mile greenway. But it's a decision from Washington that everyone is waiting for.
Critic's Notebook: Dealey Plaza, the site of JFK's assassination, is an unlovely, architecturally unresolved prick on Dallas' conscience.
Critic's Notebook: Rancho Mirage's Sunnylands, set to host President Obama and Chinese leaders, has deftly embraced its mission of public interaction.
At Santa Monica's Tongva and Ken Genser parks, landscape architect James Corner unfurls a picturesque naturalism little glimpsed in his High Line Park design. A review.
L.A. County Museum of Art Director Michael Govan turns to Swiss architect Peter Zumthor for a dramatic new building that would involve demolishing the main campus.
Though Orange County's Harbor Boulevard remains little changed, a history of unrest points to its potential to more positively engage with street life beyond the auto.