Architecture Archive

#BeautyMattersHui = 2 LU|HSW Credits

By: Rose Apodaca

Earn 2 LU|HSW credits at “Beauty Matters,” an exploration of aesthetics, design and future environmental sustainability by internationally acclaimed designer David Trubridge. The 35-minute talk, drawn from content from his Tedx and SXSW presentation transcends David’s work and kicks off his 6-city U.S. Hui tour. A hui is Māori  for a social gathering, a nod […]

Win This Light!

By: Rose Apodaca

In celebration of David Trubridge kicking off his U.S. Hui tour at A+R, we are giving away one of his most iconic designs, the Floral Pendant Light. “I photographed this beautiful flower on the Bibulman track in Western Australia,” says the New Zealand-based designer of this spin on his ball-shaped lamps based on the geometric […]

Party at the Net with MAK Games 2015

By: Rose Apodaca

Recline inside a James Turrell? Watch Maroon 5’s James Valentine in a match with Lester Cook, among other tennis pros, architects and creatives, on an infinity court against the L.A. skyline? Scarf Coolhaus?! Yep, these are only a few of the joys at one of our fave annual fundraisers, this Saturday’s #MAKGames, taking place at […]

Two Legends, One Night

By: Rose Apodaca

Cannot wait to party tonight with Mayor Eric Garcetti and the kindred spirits behind the Los Angeles Design Festival, who will honoring a force within the design community (to be announced!) with this year’s ICON Award at Frank Lloyd Wright’s stunning Hollyhock House, which just reopened this Spring. Hollyhock is Lloyd Wright’s first Los Angeles […]

Building Style

By: Rose Apodaca

With the real Guggenheim in our sights during our visit May 14-18 for New York City’s annual design fest, we want to share how absolutely mad we are for the architectural models by Brit brothers Robert and Gavin Paisley. Ok, so as Angelenos, we’re especially smitten for their Hollywood Bowl and Hollyhock House (near our […]

MAK Games Rallies Champs in Tennis+Architecture

By: Rose Apodaca

Watch musician Gavin Rossdale and actor/director Timothy Olyphant go racquet to racquet on the spectacular court of the John Lautner-designed Sheats/Goldstein Residence this Sunday, October 12, in an afternoon of tennis, bbq, cocktails and saving part of LA’s architectural legacy that is the MAK Games. At stake—besides a gorgeous trophy at day’s end—is the ongoing […]

In Pixelated Color with Cristian Zuzunaga

By: Rose Apodaca

“The pixel is the icon of our time,” declares the Barcelona-born designer Cristian Zuzunaga. Certainly, with the elemental pattern in his command, he more than makes his argument with an expanding range of décor and fashion products realized in his signature graphic Technicolor textiles that are fast raising the 30-something designer to icon status. Digital […]

Main Draw This Saturday: MAK Games 2013

By: Rose Apodaca

Ditch the Halloween blacks for tennis whites this Saturday afternoon, Oct. 26, and join us in saving some of the best in L.A. architecture at the MAK Games, the annual match in support of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, a nonprofit hailed for its critically-acclaimed, discipline-crossing programming to conserving and maintaining 3 significant […]

Wish Upon an A+R: Trina Turk

By: Rose Apodaca

In the midst of launching her very own signature Malibu Barbie and prepping for her much-anticipated afternoon talk “Re-Imagining California Classics” at Dwell on Design Friday, lifestyle designer Trina Turk took a few minutes out to inaugurate our series “Wish Upon an A+R.”  In this regular column, we will regularly feature A+R pals sharing what […]

West Side Home Tour 2013

By: Conor Ford

We’re thrilled to serve as the box office this Saturday morning for the West side leg of the hotly anticipated Dwell on Design Home Tours series. Five homes in A+R West’s backyard, nestled in the beach-side communities of Venice and Santa Monica and selected by Dwell Magazine editors, will open their doors to some 500 […]