| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
When the Broad contemporary art museum opens downtown next year, it will house not only nearly 2,000 pieces of art from the 1950s to the present, but a restaurant helmed by former French Laundry chef Timothy Hollingsworth that will be a cornerstone of a...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:26 AM
The leaders of Eli Broad's planned Grand Avenue museum of postwar and contemporary art, to be called simply the Broad, will make news in three separate ways on Monday.
They will officially unveil plans for a new plaza adjacent to the Broad —...
| Feb 9, 2014
The leaders of Eli Broad's planned Grand Avenue museum of contemporary art, to be called simply the Broad, will make news in three separate ways on Monday.
They will unveil designs for a new plaza adjacent to the museum by architects Diller, Scofidio...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The post-and-beam Leff/Florsheim house was restored and updated a decade ago using the original plans and footprint. A row of exterior beams at the entrance, resembling spider legs, are a design signature of the architect, Donald A. Wexler. Inside, floor-...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:52 PM
A wave of Chinese investment continues to sweep through downtown Los Angeles as buyers from Shanghai have paid nearly $150 million for land near the 110 Freeway where a billion-dollar mixed-use complex is on the drawing board.
Chinese real estate...
| Feb 2, 2014
In the mid-19th century, a Frenchman described the reconstruction of St. Petersburg's monumental Winter Palace after a fire. To meet the czar's deadline during a bitterly cold winter, the "unprecedented efforts" included heating the structure's interior...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:55 PM
MOSCOW — Once I came to Moscow to cover an urban ballooning expedition. In winter. But when the balloonists came face to frigid, wind-lashed face with the winter here — well, we never got off the ground.
And so, as icy gales scoured the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:26 PM
How do you make a light, low-density material without compromising its strength? It’s a conundrum that has plagued engineers and builders looking for tough, durable materials that don’t weigh them down.
Now, using a high-tech 3D printer,...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:58 PM
It's a mid-century modern home with a famous designer and a fabulous view. But is it a Silver Lake cultural monument?
The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission will wrestle with that question Thursday when it decides whether to recommend that the...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Palm Springs Modernism Week's home tours sold out months ago, but there are still plenty of events left to choose from during the 11-day celebration of midcentury architecture and design, running Feb. 13 through 23.
Palm Springs Modernism Show and Sale....
| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:49 PM
The manslaughter case against German architect Gerhard Becker was novel from the start.
Los Angeles prosecutors charged that Becker built a Hollywood Hills West mansion with such disregard for public safety and building codes that he should be held...