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WORKBOOK: A Beautiful Partnership

Recently, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilman Mitch O’Farrell celebrated the mid-point completion of the Selma housing project, a new affordable/workforce service-enhanced residential comm...
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The New Pumped-Up Berlin

“There’s no success like failure,” sang Dylan. And, there’s no bigger boom than a disaster rebound. Unlike most other European capitals, Berlin was late in rebuilding after World War II because its d...
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Workbook: On a Case by Staircase Basis

Arney Fender Katsalidis, a London-based architecture and interiors firm, recently completed a 160,000-square-foot office for Deloitte’s Quebec headquarters. “The charge from Deloitte was clear....
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Shaping Aging Cities

ARUP recently revealed a new report focused on how Europe is responding to aging populations, especially in an urban age. According to the report, in 2050 the number of older people will be greater t...
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Celebrating a Seminal Modern Designer

A review by Michael Webb When she died in 1976, at age 98, Eileen Gray was just beginning to emerge from decades of obscurity, thanks to a few belated articles and exhibitions. Now she is in danger o...
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How to Future-Proof Your Lighting Upgrade

LED lighting has already advanced to the point where waiting for the next big thing results in a loss of gains. And, often accounting for up to 40 percent of the electricity bill, lighting translates...
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Rios Clementi Hale on Park(ing) Day

This Friday, September 18th, is Park(ing) Day, a worldwide event where artists, citizens, and designers transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. In Los Angeles, Rios Clementi Hale...
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A New View of Milan

A review by Michael Webb Berizzi is the Virgil every architectural traveler needs as a guide to the Inferno and Purgatorio of Milan (for Paradiso, you will have to look elsewhere). It’s a city ...
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FORM 15: Jonathan Webb, VP, KI Furniture

As technology mechanizes our lifestyle, we have become an increasingly sedentary society, and long days sitting at a desk doesn’t help either. Of course, the concept of changing the way we work...