Tag Archives: architecture

U.S.C (Urban Swarm Contemplated), colored pencil on paper, 4’ x 6’, 2014 I’ve been neglectful of this space. I spent the last part of 2014 working on this commission.

Took a trip up north this week and happened to drive by the grammar school me, my brother, sister, niece and nephew attended K-5th grade. My mom worked there as a kindergarten aide too. It recently closed for a year or two and is now re-opening as a school for  children with disabilities. The doors […]

My friend Gerard took this one on our recent flight. I learned to drive in L.A. and my first regular commute was going up and down the 405 from the Getty to Long Beach. I hated it especially those foggy mornings where I couldn’t see 10 feet forward yet everyone is still going 70. But […]

This beautiful video is made by artist Jason Mitcham. He created it by making thousands of tiny alterations on one painting. Such an American sensibility, where the land itself is an actual cash crop made to develop and bulldoze, rinse, repeat. via Beautiful Decay (Source: https://player.vimeo.com/)

nickoftimela: Downtown LA’s newest skyscraper, coming in 2017.  Is this going to be larger than Library Tower aka The Tallest Building On The West Coast? I need more info!

foreignliaison: Grand Central Station could get a elevated observation hoop This would be so amazing. You could go for a run.

ryanpanos: When Architecture Meets Jell-O I love how colorfully disastrous it all is.


So much great stuff to see on Tumblr. Credit where credit is due, of course. Building in London via Polychroniadis Berlin subway via Elforo Shanghai via RyanPanos Sliver of green via GentlemanBastard Model via Sentimetalboy   Neon city via Noirlac Puerto Rico via Sofiatortilla Tightrope walker via I can’t remember (sorry!)

Highland Park, Los Angeles

Took a walk around the neighborhood. Someone told me that there’s an old law that says you don’t need a building permit to build a barn in Highland Park. I have no idea if that’s true. Love that window so much. This too. Future home of Ba Restaurant. Drum set at Future Music. Why haven’t […]

Dance monkey dance!

From Curbed L.A.: -For anyone who actually thought that Frank Gehry got the idea for Disney Hall from a crumpled-up piece of paper, the starchitect put the idea to rest on Fahreed Zakaria’s show GPS this weekend. But he also said that The Simpsons joke has led to cheapo attempts at commissions: “Everybody thinks I’m […]

Building in the most expensive city in the world. The photo is from an interesting blog called Africa: What they never Show You. Check it. Top 5 Most Expensive Cities in the World.     Luanda, Angola (1st)     Tokyo, Japan (2nd)     N’Djamena, Chad (3rd)     Moscow, Russia (4th)     Geneva, Switzerland (5th)  Los Angeles […]

The eternal question – is Los Angeles a city

Sustainable cities collective blogger Geoff Manaugh (who is also a contributor to this new book) discusses the book No More Play – Conversations on Urban Speculation in Los Angeles and Beyond. It’s basically a book by an architecture firm about the context in which their projects exist. The discussion is played out through interviews with […]