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IN THIS ISSUE 07_08.04.2010_CA
An expansion atop the old garage updates Schindler's LA landmark with a bold addition that shares much of the original's spirit
Firm wins first of three potential commissions for major California cultural institutions
Ray Kappe remembers the big-hearted LA architect he considered a son, one who died too young
Gail Goldberg steps down as city's planning director, leaving many of her marquee projects stillborn
Oslo-based firm scores $250 million museum expansion, its first commission on the West Coast
It's About Time
LA moves ahead to revise 60-year-old codes
Editorial> Keep It Simple
Standing Up for Watts Towers; Let Them Eat Caltrans
Eavesdrop> The Editors
Catch of the Day, Smoke Signals, Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Red O by Gulla Jonsdottir
House of the Issue> The Frank and Kim Residence by B+U Architects
With a few nifty tricks, AECOM turns a stiff office building in Glendale into something slick and hip
San Pedro memorial by Hodgetts + Fung beached until state can come up with funds
In the Flow
This year's most versatile faucets, fixtures, and more
These days, the adaptive reuse of old offices, factories, and warehouses is simply the right thing to do. Tearing down and starting over is so 2007. More to the point, adaptive reuse is greener than any new sustainable building; and with the public clamoring for authenticity and governments handing out tax breaks and plan expediting, it makes significant financial sense, too. Not surprisingly, developers are embracing the reuse option, which has been a rare boon for architects. So while new building is still on life support, building from what already exists is having a heyday. For this year's Developer's Issue, AN turns a spotlight on eight inspired re-adaptions that extend good designs into designs to last even longer.
A Noisy Place
Design on the Edge
Utopia's Ghost
Tatlin's Tower: Monument to Revolution by Norbert Lynton
Comment> Gerhard Mayer
Getting on Track