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Book Review: Earthly Magic

  Mickey Muennig: Dreams and Realizations for a Living Architecture. Mickey Muennig. Gibbs Smith. $50 Too many organic architects, from Frank Lloyd Wright on, become preachy and dogmatic when th...
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Book Review: Havana Modern

Modern: 20th Century Architecture and Interiors. Michael Connors. Rizzoli. $65 An idealized portrait of the crumbling Cuban capital, which offers very incomplete coverage of the modernist treasures o...
The history of the West Hollywood Design District gets an exhibition at the West Hollywood Public Library. It features rare archival material. Image courtesy West Hollywood Design District.

Exhibitions: Becoming a Design Mecca

“They came because the rent was low. It was all warehouses and people could open showrooms and not pay the prices at the mart,” Greg Firlotte says of the beginnings of what was to become the West Hol...
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Book Review: Chinese Museums

Michael Webb New Museums in China. Clare Jacobsen. Princeton Architectural Press. $50. An invaluable compilation of 50 museums, completed or begun in the past decade, all over China. Jacobsen has sel...
Italian architecture firm recently opened an American location in Culver City, brining with them a warm, contemporary, thoroughly Italian aesthetic, as found in a design for a villa in Lugano. Image courtesy Scape.

FORM Focus: SCAPE Comes to Los Angeles

With offices in Rome and Paris, SCAPE has established well-known profile throughout Europe since its founding in 2004. Recently, the architecture firm, known for its facilty on a range of projects, o...