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  • Blue Sky in Palm Springs: Part-prefab house built in 4.5 months

    Blue Sky in Palm Springs: Part-prefab house built in 4.5 months
    As developer and project manager Dave McAdam walks through a newly built Palm Springs house dubbed Desert Two, he lists off the novel design elements: the swimming pool, smartly set in the frontyard instead of the back; the experimental ceiling, an...
  • A new course for the L.A. River

    A new course for the L.A. River
    While Los Angeles moves through the 21st century, much of its landscape remains locked up in 1940s concrete. The storm drain and flood channel that was and will again be the Los Angeles River is a case in point. The good folks at the U.S. Army Corps...
  • With 'Adam Silverman Ceramics,' L.A. potter turns a page

    With 'Adam Silverman Ceramics,' L.A. potter turns a page
    Adam Silverman's plan for a quiet 2013 isn't panning out. On Oct. 27 the Laguna Art Museum will mount a show of the Los Angeles potter's work, and on Tuesday publisher Skira Rizzoli releases his book, “Adam Silverman Ceramics.” The monograph...
  • Q&A: Architect Elizabeth Diller on working with Eli Broad and more

    Q&A: Architect Elizabeth Diller on working with Eli Broad and more
    Architect Elizabeth Diller was in Los Angeles this week for a press event at the Broad, the new $140-million Bunker Hill museum her New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro is designing for philanthropists and art collectors Eli and Edythe Broad. Before...
  • Against the odds, some Syrians rebuild amid the ruins

    Against the odds, some Syrians rebuild amid the ruins
    ALEPPO, Syria — Bakri Sino spends his days combing through the rubble of a Scud attack, putting aside reusable blocks of concrete, twisted metal rods and still-intact doors. On one of the few walls left standing, someone has spray-painted, "Now...
  • Review: Exploring 'The Postwar House in Southern California'

    Review:  Exploring 'The Postwar House in Southern California'
    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...
  • Warby Parker broadens its focus to include physical stores

    Warby Parker broadens its focus to include physical stores
    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...
  • Beer Can House Houston: More than 50,000 cans make this a home

    Beer Can House Houston: More than 50,000 cans make this a home
    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...
  • Method Homes prefab in Venice: Take a look, inside and out

    Method Homes prefab in Venice: Take a look, inside and out
    Seattle-based prefab builder Method Homes has installed its first Los Angeles project, a 2,800-square-foot house in Venice Beach, and as owners Noah Craft and Belinda Tan lead a walk-through of the property, it's clear just how vast an improvement the...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss L.A.'s hidden earthquake risks

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss L.A.'s hidden earthquake risks
    Join staff writers Ron Lin and Rosanna Xia at 9 a.m. Monday for a discussion about the Times' report on the risks facing Los Angeles residents who live and work in hundreds of old concrete buildings.  According to the analysis, more than 1,000 old...
  • 'The Amazing Race' recap: Missed connections

    'The Amazing Race' recap: Missed connections
    There are things you can control in “The Amazing Race” — how to play the game, whom to align with — and things you can’t, like bad cabbies. Bad directions. A delayed flight. Or four. This was something Chester and Ephraim...