Downtown LA’s beloved Parker Center Tower to be demolished

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9a/9a23ebaddf0c022b749474c2e99ce257.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>On Monday, the giant claw of a large piece of machinery tore away at one of the walls of Parker Center, the former headquarters of the Los Angeles Police Department. Vacant since 2013, [Parker Center Tower] will be cleared out and a 27-story high-rise will take its place, holding offices for city employees and services that are now spread across multiple buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Los Angeles has an unfortunate history of erasing its not too-distant past, and it continues to show no mercy to the era of hard-edged modernism. Parker Center Tower, one such building the Downtown Los Angeles, is the most recent to suffer from the city's need to tear itself down and reimagine its future.
Parker Center Tower, 1954. Photographer unknown.
Completed in 1954, Parker Center Tower is one of the few modernist buildings Downtown. It was the official headquarters for the Los Angeles police department from 1954 until 2009, at which point the department moved Continue reading "Downtown LA’s beloved Parker Center Tower to be demolished"

#ArchinectMeets @lucborho

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e6/e6e90adc13c48622e51403864be99ddf.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" >#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.
Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account, @Archinect, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform. We spoke to Luc Borho (@lucborho), a photographer and art director. Borho has added an ethereal spin to the badlands of SpaceX and the brutalism of his native Paris through his carefully lit photography. His work shows the lives buildings make possible after their construction, in ways their architects or planners might not have imagined.

Archinect Outpost to host Holiday Party December 15th

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5b/5b879a948b95af4941faa117551d7d5c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Join us next Saturday, December 15th, 11-3pm for a holiday sale of our curated inventory. Newly displayed and price-reduced items (some as much as 50%) will be available for purchase at Archinect Outpost, located at 900 East 4th&nbsp;Street, Los Angeles CA 90013.&nbsp;
Come taste our Brutal coffee, try on Sam Jacob-designed scarves, peruse our books and check out our limited-time sales. This is an ideal opportunity to get last minute gifts for yourself or your design-conscious friends and family members. We'll see you there! Can't make it to the party? Check out our recently updated online store, where we are featuring the same items as those in the retail shop.

#ArchinectMeets @nemestudio

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/00/006b9c0f8ea7548229ea82021fb3e19a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" >#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.
Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account, @Archinect, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform. We spoke to Neyran Turan, an architect and partner at Nemestudio. Through their instagram page, @nemestudio, they get to explore their chosen themes of accumulation and digital waste taken up in their studio through a platform born of those traits.

Screen/Print #68: Phillip Denny Contemplates the Information Overload of Instagram

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/18/18619112133d12a266ad14bbbe6e610a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The newest issue of <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1163567/plat" >PLAT Journal</a>, "7.0: Sharing," concerns&nbsp;the nature of contemporary sharing that proceeds today with fervor, given the prevalence of social media and screen technologies.&nbsp;</p>            

#ArchinectMeets @phdonohue

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/93/931d8fbdf2f4ba4694c85486332c721c.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" >#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.
Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account, @Archinect, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform. We spoke to Phil Donahue, the photographer behind @phdonohue. Donohugh is based in Los Angeles, a city made up of quick structures with short life spans. His task as a photographer has been to capture the city's most timely and ephemeral designs before they vanish in the sands of time. 1980s fast food chains and strip malls have Continue reading "#ArchinectMeets @phdonohue"

Archinect Outpost to host launch of Neil Denari’s highly anticipated new monograph MASSX

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f7/f77234b7b70617799b85245bc54a0d9e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Join us in celebrating MASSX, the latest monograph from <a href="https://archinect.com/nmda" rel="nofollow" >Neil M. Denari Architects</a> at <a href="http://outpost.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" >Archinect Outpost</a> on Tuesday, November 27th, 6-8 PM.&nbsp;
We will be selling 20 copies of MASSX - come early to ensure you get a copy! Please note that there will be limited space available at the event, and we can only allow a small number of people in the space at a time. Doors open at 6pm, and queueing up in advance is recommended to get a copy of the book. This formidable monograph of Neil M. Denari Architects can be viewed as a point of departure for examining architecture’s role in the contemporary world. It contains more than 700 pages of material that has evolved over time, the majority of which has never been published, and offers both a rich history of projects and an extraordinarily in-depth examination of the firm’s practice. The book arranges Continue reading "Archinect Outpost to host launch of Neil Denari’s highly anticipated new monograph MASSX"

Archinect Outpost to host launch of Neil Denari’s highly anticipated new monograph MASSX

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f7/f77234b7b70617799b85245bc54a0d9e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Join us in celebrating MASSX, the latest monograph from <a href="https://archinect.com/nmda" rel="nofollow" >Neil M. Denari Architects</a> at <a href="http://outpost.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" >Archinect Outpost</a> on Tuesday, November 27th, 6-8 PM.&nbsp;
We will be selling 20 copies of MASSX - come early to ensure you get a copy! Please note that there will be limited space available at the event, and we can only allow a small number of people in the space at a time. Doors open at 6pm, and queueing up in advance is recommended to get a copy of the book. This formidable monograph of Neil M. Denari Architects can be viewed as a point of departure for examining architecture’s role in the contemporary world. It contains more than 700 pages of material that has evolved over time, the majority of which has never been published, and offers both a rich history of projects and an extraordinarily in-depth examination of the firm’s practice. The book arranges Continue reading "Archinect Outpost to host launch of Neil Denari’s highly anticipated new monograph MASSX"

The Yves Béhar-Designed ADU and the Complicated Altruism of the “Fully-Customizable Prefab”

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/da/da81cce022997c4580ab5aa193ea3dcd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />My invitation to interview industrial designer Yves B&eacute;har about his first step into architecture, an immaculately designed Accessory Dwelling Unit (<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150062794/winners-announced-for-la-county-s-yes-to-adu-design-competition" >ADU</a>), brought me to a design festival of unprecedented scale and wealth.
Held in the historic core of Downtown Los Angeles - a neighborhood physically and economically between the Financial District and Skid Row - Summit LA18 was a three day festival that hosted, according to its promotional material, “a wide array of talks, performances, wellness classes, art installations, gourmet food, and experiences designed to foster relationships and inspire new perspectives.”  A cursory glance at the titles of highlighted events, including “Al Gore and Jaden Smith on New Hope for Solving the Climate Crisis” and “Manufactured Organs and The Radical Quest to Cure Aging” was my first clue of what relationships might be fostered and what new perspectives might be prioritized at this event; my second clue Continue reading "The Yves Béhar-Designed ADU and the Complicated Altruism of the “Fully-Customizable Prefab”"

#ArchinectMeets @town.and.concrete

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b4/b45b66f8bb8de065b468b8545e3e72e9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" >#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.
Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account, @Archinect, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform. We spoke to Cyril Lancelin, the artist behind @town.and.concrete. Though his work is designed to be experienced in person, it has far more than a full life on Instagram. In fact, Instagram was in part the inspiration for his career as an installation artist. The work and its imagery are equally dreamy; they reflect the demands Continue reading "#ArchinectMeets @town.and.concrete"

#ArchinectMeets @krisprovoost

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ee/ee0d9f1786979e42853fe6e65fb1a59f.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" >#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.<br>
Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account, @Archinect, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform. We spoke to Kris Provoost, the photographer behind @krisprovoost. As a Belgian based in China, Provoost demonstrates an undying passion for his new home base as he uniquely documents it for his social media. And his background as an architect undoubtedly aided in his ability to photograph buildings as their designers might have envisioned (or wished they had).

#ArchinectMeets @daniellaondesign

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2b/2b1cf2d8cba9aaec0c15b6f07e440967.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" >#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.
Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account, @Archinect, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform. We spoke to Daniella Ohad, Ph.D, the curator of @daniellaondesign. As a design historian that regularly lectures on the subject, Ohad uses Instagram to advocate for the significance of design history through its most stunning precedents and their most seductive photographs. 

#ArchinectMeets @newagecocaine

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/ada0332fb92e8148b7c053f200a4177c.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" >#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.<br>
Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account, @Archinect, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform. We spoke to Kate Sennert, curator of @newagecocaine. The photographs she finds across her path are from that magical era roughly between 1975 and 1985, which some have described as the 'late-modernist' period. Some of the modernist tenants stayed intact in this era, such as those of expediency and experimentation with new materials, while others had been gleefully Continue reading "#ArchinectMeets @newagecocaine"

#ArchinectMeets @l_o00o_l

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/31/31b9f1ede4328de6d0d6911e95dbc809.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" >#ArchinectMeets</a> is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.&nbsp;
Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. Using our own account, @Archinect, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform as well as their thoughts on social media's impact on architecture. We spoke with @l_o00o_l, a photographer based in Munich. Given their anonymity, a biographical introduction is hardly in order. Rather, what should be emphasized is their ability to capture the surreal, the disjunctive and the unsettling in the built environment so as to stand out among the typically Continue reading "#ArchinectMeets @l_o00o_l"

#ArchinectMeets @adamnathanielfurman

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d8/d8d6b5a6a4721f331bb78e1df99856e6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" >#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.
Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account, @Archinect, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform. We spoke to Adam Nathaniel Furman, the creator of the eponymous @adamanathanielfurman account. As an advocate of postmodern architecture, Furman's Instagram account has served many purposes towards this passion: photos, memes, illustrations, screenshots and petitions to save postmodern structures at the brink of demolition are all featured on the page with equal significance. The sentiments of the accou...

"Do you think in RGB or CMYK?" – A Look at What Goes Into the Production of Project Journal

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ee/eebd5c250b9886882c5ae2eddc39a1d6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1127373/redlines" >Redlines</a>&nbsp;is a collection of interviews with editors&nbsp;that make today's most provocative architectural publications come to life.&nbsp;While architecture is traditionally concerned with buildings, materials, and scale, their importance and historical impact are recorded through words, books, and images that are often organized, published, and disseminated. Redlines seeks to understand the pedagogical and design frameworks that shape this process.
This week we speak to Alfie Koetter, one of three editors of Project Journal, about their newest issue. Project and other publications featured in the series are now available at Archinect Outpost, our new initiative in downtown LA’s Arts District, as well as our online store. Join us in celebrating the launch of the newest issue of Project Journal at Archinect Outpost on Friday, October 26th, 6-9 PM. 
RSVP to reserve your spot!

#ArchinectMeets @shitgardens

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c1/c1c4b9b047870a6dd8fd2ce25fe74831.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" >#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.
Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account, @Archinect, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform. We spoke to the curators of @shitgardens, a curated selection of the worst landscaping the internet has to offer. A viable theory suggests that there is more to learn about humanity from the deplorable than the exemplary, either because it is in much greater numbers or it reveals basic human desires with less inhibition. As subscribers to this Continue reading "#ArchinectMeets @shitgardens"

#ArchinectMeets @stoptheroc

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/61/612a3f88a8d547b4b7a821802290b31e.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" >#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.
Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. Using our own account, @Archinect, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform. We spoke to Roc Isern, the photographer behind @stoptheroc and @barcelonafacades. With unmistakable pride for his Spanish hometown, Isern uniquely captures the spirit of Barcelonan architecture for a wide audience. Though perhaps no other architect's work has been photographed as much as Antonio Gaudi's, for instance, Isern deftly communicates elements of his work never before captured on camera.

Archinect Outpost to host launch party for Project Journal October 26th

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/38/38245f86c27858f6cdc3a6f8d142966e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Join us in celebrating the launch of the newest issue of <a href="http://projectjournal.org/" rel="nofollow" >Project Journal</a> at&nbsp;<a href="http://outpost.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" >Archinect Outpost</a> on Friday, October 26th, 6-9 PM.&nbsp;
RSVP to reserve your spot! Issue 7 of Project Journal features a brilliant wrap-around cover by David Eskenazi, as well as the work of many great theorists and architects today, including Andrew Atwood & Anna Neimark (First Office), Peggy Deamer & Manuel Shvartzberg, Neil M. Denari Architects, Carolyn L. Kane, Jaffer Kolb, Zeina Koreitem (MILLIØNS), Jose Sanchez (Plethora Project), Troy Schaum & Rosalyne Shieh and Andrew Witt (Certain Measures).  Last year, we spoke to two of its editors, Alfie Koetter and Emmett Zeifman, about how they balance teaching, writing, designing and editing Project Journal.
Sotoak Pavilion, by Neil M. Denari Architects. (featured in Project Journal Issue 7)
Archinect Outpost is an exciting new retail initiative in downtown LA's Arts District, a Continue reading "Archinect Outpost to host launch party for Project Journal October 26th"

#ArchinectMeets @serjios

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0f/0fc26f4d9c84a09b8ec25c8e45144a8e.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" >#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.
Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account, @Archinect, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform. We spoke to Serge Najjar, otherwise known as @serjios. A lawyer by profession, Najjar began his double life as a photographer