Architect Archive

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 […]

Observing A Day With(out) Art: World AIDS Day with L.A. Eyeworks

By: Rose Apodaca

For a song, we can come together to consider what a day without art would be…and most significantly, a day without the mind-blowing artists who’ve been compromised or lost to HIV and AIDS. For 24 years, December 1 has been observed as a Day With(out) Art/World AIDS Day. And for just as many years, the […]

Fired Up: A Garden Goes To Pots

By: Rose Apodaca

If imitation can be absolved as flattery, then may we be forgiven for wanting to assemble our own sitting wall of clay pots in our humble back yard in Los Angeles, a 3-hour flight from the original in the back of a Modernist landmark in Mexico City. Eight hundred hand-turned, diamond-shaped clay pots, some topped […]

Little Chapel On The Prairie

By: Rose Apodaca

Congratulations to A+R Venice local John Umbanhowar, his firm partner Scott Hughes and their team at Hughesumbanhowar Architects for a recent triple threat of awards for the reimagined Prairie Chapel in Dennison, MN, the completed this autumn. From the prestigious American Institute of Architects, there was a Design Honor Award from the Florida chapter (where […]