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L.A. Conservancy Fights to Preserve Googie Design at the Embattled Norms Restaurant

In December 2014, the Los Angeles Conservancy nominated the 1950s coffee shop Norms, on La Cienega Boulevard, as a Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM). One month later, Norms’ new owner filed for and received a building-demolition permit from the city of L.A., and a preservation battle was underway. While the City Council decides on the fate of the iconic Googie-style structure, the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission has unanimously voted in consideration of the nomination, which will temporarily protect Norms from demolition.
March 4, 2015
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7 Tips for Planting a Green Roof

Quit daydreaming about owning a rooftop garden and get down to brass tacks. These seven green roofing tips will provide all the inspiration you need.
March 4, 2015
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Family-Friendly Neighborhood Takes Shape in Slovenia

Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti creates a modern brick neighborhood in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
March 4, 2015
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7 Statement-Making Trellises

These seven trellises contribute shade and passive cooling while making a bold impression.
March 4, 2015
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Sutla

This Cape Town duo designs furniture with a functionalist bent.
March 4, 2015
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8 Dazzling Double-Height Spaces

A double-height space can really open a house up, as seen in these examples from Dwell's archives.
March 3, 2015
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Vibrant Affordable Housing Prototypes in Los Angeles

Lehrer Architects develops a new model for affordable housing in Los Angeles.
March 3, 2015
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Mid-City Escapes

You would never guess that these calming retreats are in the middle of a bustling city.
March 3, 2015
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7 Instantly Appealing Awnings

Sometimes a little sliver of shade at midday is all the vacation you need.
March 3, 2015
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