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Morphosis now designing LA’s Korean American National Museum

The flashy design is based on "the idea of a lifted, displaced landscape—a piece of Korea grafted onto Los Angeles."

Historic Arroyo del Rey will not be gifted to USC

The owner of the Pasadena landmark cites an "unmendable chasm in the vision of heritage conservation."

Landmarked Brentwood midcentury modern by A. Quincy Jones seeks $3M

Built in 1950 for the cooperative Crestwood Hills Mutual Housing Association.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House now a UNESCO World Heritage site

"It is overwhelming to realize the world officially recognizes the outstanding universal value of this home," says Hollyhock House curator Jeffrey Herr.

Wright disciple Foster Rhodes Jackson’s organic modern masterpiece asking $5M

Constructed over several decades, the stone-and-glass residence bears a strong resemblance to Taliesin West.

The designer who gave Googie its flair

With Armet and Davis, Helen Liu Fong designed some of the most iconic cafes and diners in LA.

‘He was a center of gravity’: Architect Francois Perrin dies at 50

The imaginative curator defied architectural boundaries and united LA’s design community.

Chasing Paul Williams, the West’s First Certified Black Architect

"I wasn’t sure what to look for when I walked into Williams’s buildings, so I searched for clues about the man himself."

Splendid midcentury Buff & Hensman in Cahuenga Pass seeks $3.8M

A guest house, pool, and, oh, those views

Historic Lukens House on the market in Jefferson Park for $1.9M

The sensitively restored home also comes with a glass dining pavilion that dates to 1908.

MOCA was Pritzker Prize winner Arata Isozaki’s first U.S. commission

It has been described as one of LA’s most "unquestionably beautiful" postmodern buildings.

John Lautner house up for rent in Beachwood Canyon

The midcentury modern has been restored "with the guidance" of Lautner associate Helena Arahuete.

What is USC doing to care for LA’s most important architecture?

News broke last week about the theft of furniture from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Freeman House in Hollywood, raising questions about how the university stewards historic homes.

Robert Winter, chronicler of LA architecture, has died

Winter "lived and breathed the built world of Los Angeles."

Palos Verdes Art Center raffling phenomenal midcentury modern by Ladd and Kelsey

The museum is also launching an exhibit about the architectural team.

Midcentury with stained glass windows, built-in seating is a work of art for $2.8M

Designed by Foster Rhodes Jackson, who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright, the house is totally unique.

Grand old Pasadena estate overlooking the Colorado Bridge hits the market for $8M

The gracious 1917 Monterey Colonial holds seven bedrooms, six baths—and eight fireplaces.

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Arthur Elrod and the vibrant, modern interiors of Palm Springs

For clients that included Lucille Ball, the prolific designer blended minimalist interiors, bulky furniture pieces, and opulent antiques.

Otherworldly development planned for legendary Viper Room

The Sunset Strip project, designed by Morphosis, will create a new home for the venue.

Plaza at Santa Monica development trudging forward

Office space, hotel rooms, a public plaza, and affordable housing are planned for bustling downtown Santa Monica.

Historic adobe, Paramount Ranch burn in Malibu fire

Here’s an updated list of important places and local landmarks destroyed by the Woolsey Fire.

Rem Koolhaas about to break ground for the first time in LA

In partnership with Gruen, the Pritzker Prize winner is designing an addition to a landmarked Koreatown temple.

Little-known Neutra in Brentwood makes market debut with $3M asking price

The frozen-in-time midcentury modern features walls of glass, built-in furniture, and gorgeous mosaic-work.

A Q&A with the architect who gives new life to LA’s old buildings

Downtown Los Angeles architecture and interior design firm Omgivning is working on some of the most high-profile adaptive reuse projects in the neighborhood right now.

Fencing is up at Parker Center, where demolition is getting underway

A last-ditch effort to save the structure failed, and now work is underway to wipe the former LAPD headquarters off the map.

Interiors revealed for new West Hollywood condos priced from $1.1M

Designed by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, the building features private terraces, marble bathrooms, and a two-story amenity deck.

Crossroads of the World redevelopment threatens ‘one of the finest examples’ of Hollywood Regency style

The garden apartments are slated to be torn down to make way for a new hotel and hundreds of new apartments and condos.

1930s Streamline Moderne designed by William Kesling safe from demolition—for now

Kesling was a master of the style, but fewer than two dozen examples of his work remain in Los Angeles.

In Inglewood, Frank Gehry says his design for LA Philharmonic youth orchestra won’t be ‘precious’

The architect is converting a 1960s bank building

Tail O’ the Pup has a new owner, now it needs a new home

1933 Group adds the Pup to its roster, along with the Idle Hour and the Highland Park Bowl.

Roll through 1970s Los Angeles in these awesome roadside architecture photos

John Margolies was a fan of everyday architecture, snapping photos of giant donuts, service stations, and motels.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s monumental Ennis House hits the market for $23M

The Mayan-inspired residence is up for grabs after a major restoration.

Mind-blowing Bel-Air lair built in the ’70s can be yours for $19M

The Brutalist trophy home sports 40-foot ceilings, a sunken conversation pit, and an indoor/outdoor pool.

Organic modern in the Silver Lake hills by Harwell Hamilton Harris listing for $1.3M

Known as the Hawk House, the multi-level residence features two bedrooms, one bath, walls of glass, and a balcony deck offering picturesque Reservoir views.

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An illustrated guide to Los Angeles architecture

The ultimate cheat sheet for LA’s signature styles, from Craftsman to Googie.

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An introduction to Googie, SoCal's signature architectural style

The bold designs captured the spirt of post-war futurism and enticed passing drivers to slow down and stop in.

Dreamy Highland Park Craftsman by Angels Flight architects asking $1.35M

On a huge, tree-filled lot, it’s got incredible woodwork, pocket doors, a sleeping porch, and built-ins galore.

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The 20 most iconic buildings in Los Angeles, mapped

From the Walt Disney Concert Hall to the Watts Towers, these are the buildings that give you that "back-home" feeling when you return from vacation.

See Silicon Beach’s flashy new offices

When complete two years, WE3 will be a glassy office building wrapped in an aluminum "skin."