Best of 2007 - Architecture
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Best of 2007 - Architecture

Jennifer Siegal produced a set of striking, sun-filled prefab classroom buildings for the Country School in Valley Village. (OMD Corp.)
The Great Park Balloon rises above old hangars from the former Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro. Two years ago, 1,347 acres of land that had held the air base was transferred to the city of Irvine, with the agreement to build the Orange County Great Park. As progress continued this year, the helium passenger balloon became the first attraction at the park. (Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times)
A model image of high rise buildings designed by Frank Gehry to be built as part of the Grand Avenue project in downtown Los Angeles, across from Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. (Gehry Partners LLP)
Pedestrians walk in front of the Wilshire Vermont Station, where a mixed-use, urban “village” developed above an underground stop on the Metro Red Line in Koreatown, just east of downtown Los Angeles. Two monumental murals invite pedestrian traffic into the courtyard; the buildings, which hold rental apartments, extend for a full block north and east from the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. The structure was designed by the international architecture firm Arquitectonica. (Genaro Molina /Los Angeles Times)
With Habitat 825 in West Hollywood, next to the Schindler House, architect Lorcan O’Herlihy gave L.A.-style density a new, lime-green-colored avatar. (Lawrence Anderson)