South Korean photographer Kyungsub Shin has captured some of his country's most unique architecture on film, from Mass Studies' APAP Open Pavilion to BCHO Architect's Twin Tree Towers. He studied photography at Kaywon School of Art & Design and philosophy at Yonsei University, gaining experience through artistic collaboration. It wasn't until a few years ago that his interests broadened to photographing architecture. You'll find more of his work in our Summer Issue and at http://www.shinkyungsub.com.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will join ULI Los Angeles, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), for Transit Oriented L.A., a long-anticipated summit exploring how to dramatically improve transportation corridors. With interactive panel presentations from nationally recognized speakers, Transit Oriented L.A.—or ToLA—will expand the traditional emphasis on individual transit stations to a bold transformation of corridors to achieve a truly transit-oriented Los Angeles.
There’s a new design fair in town—WestEdge. Bringing together some 150 national and international brands, the event is the brainchild of Megan Reilly and Troy Hanson, who have produced and managed some of the biggest design events around (think ICFF, NeoCon and the Architectural Digest Home Design Show). For Reilly, and Hanson it’s the right fair at the right time. “Our clients and partners have been encouraging us to launch an event on the West Coast for years given the demand for a premium design fair in this region,” she says. “Los Angeles is experiencing a renaissance of sorts as it relates to art and design, architecture and manufacturing, and that momentum is a very exciting thing to be a part of and something we felt needed to be celebrated.”
Just as the weather starts to get a bit cooler (we Angelenos have our fingers crossed that the cooling trend continues), it seems like the events calendar starts to heat up. In particular, our good friends at the AIA|LA have an action-packed fall planned with events and tours that will knock your socks off.
“I’m inspired by the materials themselves,” says Bay Area–furniture designer Alice Tacheny, who launched her own collection last year at ICFF and will be having an opening at Erica Tanov Marin at the Marin Country Mart later this week. Her work—pared-down, clean-lined chairs, tables, case pieces, even a bed, along with new home accessories—are primarily crafted of American walnut and rift white oak. Brass appears, too, “because it’s soft and easy to work with,” she says. “It pairs well with other materials I use and, no matter what finish it has, it patinas nicely. It bears the imprint of the people who use it.”