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REM KOOLHAAS IN LOS ANGELES

This weekend, Rem Koolhaas will discuss and sign copies of his new book Elements of Architecture—designed in collaboration with Irma Boom—at Taschen in Beverly Hills. REM KOOLHAAS book signing Saturday, November 10, from 5 pm to 6 pm. Taschen, 354 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. See “Elements: A Walk through the Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale,” […]

HANS ULRICH OBRIST IN CHICAGO

As part of Art Design Chicago—a citywide celebration of the city’s arts and design legacy—the first U.S.-based marathon by Hans Ulrich Obrist will be held this weekend. CREATIVE CHICAGO—AN INTERVIEW MARATHON takes a “multi-dimensional, multidisciplinary look at creativity in the city—past, present, and future. Bringing together artists, authors, activists, architects, historians, musicians, philosophers, scientists, and Obama Presidential […]

HOMO FABER AT FONDAZIONE GIORGIO CINI

HOMO FABER—an extensive exhibition in sixteen discrete spaces celebrating European crafts(wo)menship—is on view through the end of the month. The show is presented by the Michelangelo Foundation, founded by Johann Rupert and Franco Cologni. HOMO FABER, through September 30. Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Lo Squero, Venice. All images courtesy of Homo Faber.

CARL FIEGER

Carl Fieger (1893–1960)—initially a draftsman in the office of Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer—made architectural history with his first building. “Though the single-family house of 1924 remained an experimental building, the circular building (a Wohnmaschine, or machine for living in) had an immense effect on the professional community and future architects. It was an important […]

GEHRY AND DUDAMEL IN INGLEWOOD

The Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) is getting a new, permanent home in Inglewood, and its architect Frank Gehry will join Gustavo Dudamel, Inglewood mayor James T. Butts, Jr., and CEO Simon Woods this week for the unveiling of the project’s design. Under the leadership of Dudamel and the L.A. Phil, YOLA provides young people […]

BLESS AT NEUTRA HOUSE

“The Neutra House project is some sort of a dream project. Not only does it contribute to architecture in general, but a great deal to our well being. In this specific case the house matches in shape, size, style, and configuration our personal needs quite well. “[The house] absorbs and reflects its environment, and is […]

HELEN MOLESWORTH AT UCLA

Helen Molesworth will be teaching a class at UCLA this fall. Last month she gave the commencement address at the university’s School of the Arts and Architecture: “Thank you. Thank you, Dean [Brett] Steele, for the invitation to speak today to the UCLA faculty and staff, to the families and friends of the students gathered […]