| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Dustin House and co-workers spent a recent morning in a massive hole in downtown Los Angeles where the 73-story Wilshire Grand Hotel will soon rise to become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.
As one of the superintendents for the $1-...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:00 AM
HALDENSTEIN, Switzerland — The architect Peter Zumthor has arranged his personal and professional lives so that the divide between them is vanishingly thin.
The offices of his firm, Atelier Peter Zumthor and Partners, are housed in a charmingly...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:10 AM
Tony Unruh and Keith Sidley had much in common. Both were Jewish architects from South Africa transplanted to the same Los Angeles neighborhood. Both had married non-Jewish women from Maryland, and both had two young kids. Perhaps most important, both had...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Beer Can House in Houston is a house covered in aluminum siding from flattened beer cans. The fence surrounding the house emits a silver glow from the bottoms of cans, and hundreds of can tops hang on strings from the roof edges, creating a metallic...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When online eyewear purveyor Warby Parker launched its website in February 2010, the goal was simple: to leverage the power of the Web to offer designer-quality eyewear at less than $100 directly to the masses.
Three years later, Warby Parker has sold...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 12:48 PM
After more than half a million dollars in funds raised – and a few hundred gallons of sweat spilled – Concrete Hero 2013 is a wrap.
The event, which is in its second year, started and ended on a balmy Sunday morning at Los Angeles State...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:28 AM
What makes an L.A. house an L.A. house?
That question -- a more slippery one than it might appear -- is the driving force behind “Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California,” an exhibition running through Friday at...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:38 AM
“Warm” and “delicate” are not adjectives commonly associated with concrete, but new lighting and tables from the Los Angeles design studio Wrk-shp ask you to reconsider.
Ryan Upton and Airi Isoda, the designers behind Wrk-shp,...
| May 8, 2013
When President Obama told students in Mexico that without the support of U.S. Latinos he would not be president, he wasn't talking about the GOP's Ruben Barrales. But Barrales gets the message. He is the son of immigrants, and San Mateo County's first...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 7:44 AM
Police believe a man whose body was found in newly poured concrete inside a Santa Fe Springs business was killed by an associate. The body was discovered Sunday at a heating and air conditioning business after Whittier police, who patrol......
| Jan 1, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Authorities are trying to identify a man whose body was found encased in newly poured concrete at a Santa Fe Springs business in what detectives are classifying a homicide. The body was discovered Sunday at a heating and air conditioning......