Compact spaces have caused us to rethink the way we live. Most people will find at least one small space in their condo or home that requires the help of intelligent design. Keep an eye out for these conversations and installations on small spaces at Dwell on Design, taking place June 20-22, 2014, in Los Angeles.
On June 14, 2014, during Dwell Design Week, take this self-driven tour of modern homes on the West Side of Los Angeles. Along the way, traverse the glass-walled suspended stair at a two-family duplex, walk the deck of a yacht-inspired home, and see how the former site of a traditional bungalow has been transformed by a sleek two-story residence.
The MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles celebrates 20 years with a reception, discussion, and R. M. Schindler architecture tour on May 17–18, 2014.
More and more, technology determines how we move. Whether we're behind the wheel of a car, perched on a bicycle seat, or hoofing it on foot, technology often makes the difference between a satisfying or infuriating trip. Techie tools and philosophical shifts, from in-car touch screens to vehicles with minds of their own, are elevating mobility to surprising heights. In the automotive sector, hybrid technology is evolving by leaps and bounds. As automotive editor and writer Paul Meyers said in our panel on the Future of Mobility during Modernism Week in Palm Springs, "Every manufacturer has a version of a hybrid, and full electric [cars] are making strides. People are working out the kinks." According to Anders Tylman-Mikiewicz of Volvo's Monitoring and Concept Center, hybrid plans were in place as early as 1992, but "the technology was not really there to create the product for the consumer." We look forward to seeing how this might translate to every other sector of mobility in the future.