The old football field may be long gone, but Mrs. Clark Thompson’s temperance-era rite was oddly prophetic. More than a century later, on the footprint of its grandstands, Ohio Field has been reincarnated as a new chilled-water facility.
Architecture buffs will likely know the Sheats-Goldstein Residence as John Lautner’s Beverly Hills space-age masterpiece. Others may recognize it as pornographer Jackie Treehorn’s pad in the 1998 Coen Brothers' film, The Big Lebowski. Beginning today, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will consider it an impending part of its collection.
Bjarke Ingels continues to write his west side story with yet another icon along the Hudson River. Today, developer Tishman Speyer unveiled the architect’s design for The Spiral, a 65-story, 2.85 million-square-foot office tower.
Richard Rogers may count a Pritzker prize, the Stirling Prize, and a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II among his impressive heap of awards, but unbeknownst to the British architect, he also achieved recognition from music legend David Bowie back in 1995.
When Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena speaks about designing buildings, he invokes the language of governments and institutes: “investing in brains over bricks”; turning “forces into forms.” But unlike the abstract ideas that may emerge from a policy institute, Aravena, with his Santiago-based firm ELEMENTAL, is keen on designing solutions that not solely aid, but empower society’s neediest.