Contemporary Architecture from America's Pacific West Coast
By Christian Narkiewicz-Laine
From the 1920’s Hollywood hacienda and mid-century Modernist landmarks to new contemporary design and environmentally sustainable structures, the architecture of Los Angeles boasts a fine architectural and cultural heritage and continued direction in the forefront of contemporary world design today. The buildings and urban planning projects in this second decade of the 21st Century demonstrate superior cutting-edge design, a visionary approach, and an astute sense of aesthetics that make Los Angeles an important center for contemporary design in the United States and in the world.
Today’s Los Angeles architects understand and take into consideration the needs of the place, client, and the public community at large. The best new Los Angeles design navigates today’s challenges with creativity, passion, enthusiasm, and endless sense of superior craft.
Included in this Exhibition and Book are about 250 new projects in a variety of building types from new skyscrapers, corporate headquarters, corporate offices, commercial high-rises, apartments, mid-rise housing, religious and institutional buildings, museums, cultural institutions, libraries, colleges and schools, restaurants, exposition buildings, hotels and resorts, auditoriums, affordable housing, private residences, art galleries, sports facilities, banks, hospitals and health clinics, transportation centers, restorations and renovations, interiors, plazas and boulevards, parks, city planning, and landscape architecture from Los Angeles Architects and national and international architects working in Los Angeles today.
The checklist of buildings and urban plans contained in New Los Angeles Architecture are drawn from submissions to The Chicago Athenaeum’s prestigious annual "American Architecture Awards.”
A 500-page book entitled, New Los Angeles Architecture by Christian Narkiewicz-Laine is published by Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. accompanies the exhibition as it opens in Los Angeles and travels to Chicago, Athens, and Berlin.
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