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  • Armin Hofmann FARBE/COLOR - A+D Architecture and Design Museum
    design schools and working as a freelance graphic artist went hand in hand his activities as an educator invariably provided inspiration for his own work Rather than a doctrinaire approach Hofmann s teaching style centered on the students engagement with their own experiences and abilities so enabling them to hone their individual perception of design issues For Armin Hofmann lecturing at design schools and working as a freelance graphic artist went hand in hand his activities as an educator invariably provided inspiration for his own work Rather than a doctrinaire approach Hofmann s teaching style centered on the students engagement with their own experiences and abilities so enabling them to hone their individual perception of design issues During his many years as a teacher at various institutions across the world including the Basel School of Design in Switzerland and the Yale University School of Art Hofmann accumulated a treasure trove of experiences and findings on the subject of color Following his retirement he produced 20 silkscreen portfolios each containing 12 compositions The exhibition at A D Architecture and Design Museum showcased one of Hofmann s portfolios as well as 16 studies of the prints as a part of Farbe Color

    Original URL path: http://aplusd.org/portfolio/armin-hofman-farbe-color/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Never Built Los Angeles - A+D Architecture and Design Museum
    of projects that only saw the drawing board the exhibition asked Why is Los Angeles a hotbed of great architects yet so lacking in urban innovation Never Built Los Angeles explored the what if Los Angeles A thorough compendium of projects that only saw the drawing board the exhibition asked Why is Los Angeles a hotbed of great architects yet so lacking in urban innovation Co curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin and designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects the show looked at visionary works that had the greatest potential to reshape the city from buildings to master plans parks to follies and transportation proposals any of which could have transformed both the physical reality and the collective perception of the metropolis The stories surrounding these projects shed light on a reluctant city whose institutions and infrastructure have often undermined inventive challenging urban schemes Many of these schemes promoting a denser more vibrant city still have relevance today and many could inspire future projects The projects beg the question Why were they never built The show contained dozens of illustrations exploring the visceral and sometimes misleading power of architectural ideas conveyed through renderings blueprints models and the lost art of

    Original URL path: http://aplusd.org/portfolio/never-built-los-angeles/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Windshield Perspective - A+D Architecture and Design Museum
    the view and a scrim to obscure the sight Windshield Perspective focused on a short but dense stretch of Beverly Boulevard from Normandie to Virgil The windshield is both a lens and a shield a screen which acts much like a magnifying glass to clarify the view and a scrim to obscure the sight This drive along Beverly stands for hundreds if not thousands of daily journeys through the city s landscape The exhibit is about seeing and not seeing Typically our way of seeing from behind the wheel is unconscious Beverly Boulevard in its apparent bleakness is easily dismissed as nowhere falling into the hole in our consciousness put there by the dominant notion that much if not all of Los Angeles is not a city at all Roll up the windows crank up the sounds and drive But a choreographed drive recreated within the Museum and accompanied by an immersive sound environment revealed the very essence of the built city messy disorderly impromptu and vital Windshield Perspective provided a way of seeing and a sight to be seen The windshield is converted from scrim to lens Windshield Perspective was part of Pacific Standard Time Presents Modern Architecture in

    Original URL path: http://aplusd.org/portfolio/windshield-perspective/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Bowlarama: California Bowling Architecture 1954-1964 - A+D Architecture and Design Museum
    in the 1950s This first of its kind exhibition looked at the architecture and technology that created a new kind of space age recreation center and reinvented the sport of bowling in the 1950s California architects created increasingly lavish pin palaces that included fine restaurants sumptuous cocktail lounges and live entertainment under eye catching roofs and extravagant modern architecture The sport of bowling dates back hundreds of years In the early 20th century it was a male dominated sport most often found in the back of shabby saloons Balls were returned and pins were reset by young men set up behind the lanes The widespread use of the automatic pinsetter and other new technologies in the 1950s gave owners the confidence to invest in elaborate new centers in the suburbs that catered to a family audience Through rarely seen photographs drawings and original artifacts the Bowlarama exhibition took a peek into this lost world of extreme architecture looking back at a time when one in four Americans considered themselves bowlers and glitzy 50 lane pleasure palaces were open 24 hours a day This exhibition was curated by Chris Nichols Nichols is a longtime preservationist who has worked to save historic

    Original URL path: http://aplusd.org/portfolio/bowlarama-architecture/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Airport of the Future - A+D Architecture and Design Museum
    March 2013 A D Museum presented Airport of the Future the international student competition entries and winners of the Fentress Global Challenge 2011 as part of the larger traveling exhibition Now Boarding Fentress Airports The Architecture of Flight which was featured in three parts at various Los Angeles locations In March 2013 A D Museum presented Airport of the Future the international student competition entries and winners of the Fentress Global Challenge 2011 as part of the larger traveling exhibition Now Boarding Fentress Airports The Architecture of Flight which was featured in three parts in various Los Angeles locations The Museum of Flying exhibited Now Boarding and the Flight Path Museum highlighted the rich past and promising future of LAX with artifacts from LAX s past and a large scale model of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal A D Museum s exhibition Airport of the Future celebrated insights on the future design of airports by university students from around the world The show also examined the future of flight through the minds of the architects behind the modernized Tom Bradley International Terminal Freehand sketches and final renderings from Fentress Architects Airport of the Future think tank provided a rare

    Original URL path: http://aplusd.org/portfolio/airport-future/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Eero Saarinen - A+D Architecture and Design Museum
    first museum of modern art and Dulles International Airport which was designed as the nation s first jet airport He built numerous corporate educational cultural public and private buildings along with such recognizable icons as the St Louis Gateway Arch and the TWA terminal at JFK The exhibition presented his contribution to California Case Study houses and shed light on his influence on design in mid Century America The exhibition wa s unique in shedding light on the little known chapter of Eero Saarinen s secret professional life during WWII when he served in the OSS the precursor of the CIA His wartime experience influenced and helped Eero Saarinen establish himself as one of the most creative designers with products that broke technological and aesthetic boundaries including the Tulip chair and the Womb chair both still in production by Knoll The exhibition was organized to grow as it travels to highlight regional relevance A new module prepared for and seen for the first time at A D features Eero Saarinen s residential design in California the Case Study House 9 Part of the experimental post war housing spearheaded by the Arts and Architecture Magazine Saarinen designed the house together with Charles Eames in 1945 and when it was constructed in 1949 the founder and editor John Entenza lived in the house The exhibition showed sketches and drawings never before exhibited together with a physical model and a digital model that underscored Saarinen s perception not just of form and aesthetics but also of new ideas for mass housing during the post war boom Eero Saarinen A Reputation for Innovation promotes the rediscovery of the man his deep connections to Finland his American idealism his passion for design and his still very valid principles which he promoted throughout his life and

    Original URL path: http://aplusd.org/portfolio/eero-saarinen/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Come In! Les Femmes - A+D Architecture and Design Museum
    installations COME IN LES FEMMES PARTICIPANTS Tanya Aguiniga Furniture Design Textiles Installation Art Amy Jean Boebel Installation Art Lilliana Castro Archeffect Design Architecture Graphic Design Design Installation Art Design Bitches in collaboration with Meiko Takechi Arquillos Photographer Architecture Kristin duCharme Installation Art Robyn Dunbar Textile Design Johanna Grawunder Installation Art Katherine Gray Installation Art Minarc Architecture Jessie Kawata Product Design Polina Leytman Design Jaime Lopez Graphic Design Elena Manferdini Fabric

    Original URL path: http://aplusd.org/portfolio/come-in-les-femmes/ (2016-02-12)
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  • AIA/LA Presents: 2x8 Taut - A+D Architecture and Design Museum
    annual exhibition sponsored by the AIA LA showcasing exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions throughout California Participating academic programs select two projects that exemplify its core vision The students design work is judged by a noteworthy panel of architects and industry professionals 2012 marks 2X8 s 10th anniversary and we wanted to shake things up a little and involve not only the students but also a great deal of the faculty said Ryan Gobuty Assoc AIA and the 2012 2X8 Committee Chair Last year we sent a request for proposals to all architecture and design schools statewide received many submissions and after careful consideration and interviews designated Matthew Gillis a teacher at SCI Arc Woodbury and Otis as the designer to create this year s exhibition We are very excited about his design as well as its visual and emotional impact The jury commented that Gillis submission was an original concept that had the flexibility to fit in many different spaces More importantly the design supported rather than took away from the student s work PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY POMONA EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE LOS ANGELES INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN OTIS COLLEGE OF ART THE PASADENA CITY COLLEGE ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE UCLA ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN USC SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE WOODBURY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 1st Prize Jessica Dovletian Aleris Rodgers Solar Grain UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Artur Nesterenko Alexandrovish School for Darfurian Refugees Building as a Teaching Tool Woodbury School of Architecture 2nd Prize Osma Dossani Fractals of Knowledge California College of the Arts Ion Kudryashov Nin Kasi Brew House East Los Angeles College Department of Architecture Paul Tuason UCLA

    Original URL path: http://aplusd.org/portfolio/aiala-presents-2x8-taut/ (2016-02-12)
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