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IN THIS ISSUE 10_12.16.2009_CA
Riding LA's new Gold Line extension
Stimulus impact on architects still modest
As Beverly Hills formally reviews Broad art museum, Santa Monica gets in the game
UC Berkeley nixes plans for new museum, the Japanese designer's first U.S. project
New SF preservation commission may landmark mediocrity
Editorial> A Few Good Ideas
As we emerge from the economic meltdown and begin to build again, it's time to think about how to streamline California's burdensome regulatory system
All Accounted
New office buildings burnish Portland's rep for more than sustainability
Eavesdrop> The Editors
Hitchin' a Ride, Ave Atque Valets!, Why TV Appearances Matter
Domaine LA by Della Valle Bernheimer
The library next door
House of the Issue> Michael LaFetra
Rudolph Schindler's How House in Silver Lake gets a sensitive restoration
Studio Visit> Osborn Architects
The Glendale firm, which also offers construction managemement, landscape design, and their own graphic design studio, thrives on creating within apparent limitations
The Swiss architect talks to Edward Lifson about his big plans for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Once bare-bones and utilitarian, architectural animation is becoming more nuanced and experiential. In part, this development can be credited to advances in 3-D technology, but at the same time architects have embraced the art of filmmaking -- not only to create more interactive presentations for clients, but also to leverage as a tool in the design process.
Bountiful Books
The editors of AN pored over the architecture books of the season to bring you our definitive list of the most intriguing, compelling, seriously gorgeous, data-driven, cool, and fascinating books -- in our opinion. Read on!
Building Blocks
Bunker Archeology by Paul Virilio
Brad Pitt Writes, Too?
Architecture in Times of Need, edited by Kristin Feireiss with text by Brad Pitt