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A Forgotten Insurance Building Finds New Life as a Humming High School
Following a sensitive renovation at the hands of DSH // architecture, the Larchmont Charter High School in Los Angeles settles into a midcentury gem originally designed by Welton Becket.
April 21, 2015
Restored Midcentury Home in L.A. Enjoys Outdoor Access at Every Turn
A new outlook for a Buff, Straub and Hensman gem perched high above Los Angeles.
April 19, 2015
Vibrant Affordable Housing Prototypes in Los Angeles
Lehrer Architects develops a new model for affordable housing in Los Angeles.
March 3, 2015
L.A. Renovation Respects Midcentury Bones (While Adding Some Flair)
A couple return their A. Quincy Jones house in Los Angeles to its former glory—and add some soul of their own.
December 31, 2014
Dwell Guide to Los Angeles Design
Dwell—which maintains two primary offices in San Francisco and New York—considers Los Angeles, host to our annual Dwell on Design show, as its third home.
October 20, 2014
Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles
With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.
May 27, 2014
Shops We Love: Austere, Los Angeles
Los Angeles's downtown has seen a rebirth recently thanks in part to a host of design-forward businesses opening their doors.
May 22, 2014
Artist to Watch: Matt Paweski
Los Angeles based artist-designer Matt Paweski creates riveting sculpture out materials used for furniture: birch plywood, steel, enamel, and copper rivets.
April 29, 2014
Richard Meier on Designing With Marble
Notable for his commanding buildings clad in bright white aluminum, architect Richard Meier, who recently celebrated 50 years in the industry has become increasingly comfortable working with stone.
March 28, 2014
In The City and Off the Grid
From New York to Los Angeles, these self-sufficient homes prove that you don't have to live in the middle of nowhere to be off-the-grid.
November 21, 2013
The Tiny Hollywood Home of Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser
Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser has all he needs in his compact, 580-square-foot Hollywood abode.
October 21, 2013
6 Cool Homes in Los Angeles
Hailed as the most populous city in California, Los Angeles is also a sprawling metropolitan haven.
August 21, 2013
Modern and Young: A Furniture-Filled Living Room in Los Feliz
“We literally had no furniture so we were starting from scratch,” says actor Adam Campbell of the recently renovated Los Feliz abode he shares with wife and fellow actress Jayma Mays from our…
July 9, 2013
The Modern Renovated Home of Glee Star Jayma Mays
Armed with a keen eye for design and a yen for vintage furniture shopping, Glee star Jayma Mays and actor Adam Campbell revitalize a formerly jumbled Los Angeles house.
June 5, 2013
Shopping Los Angeles
Along with West Elm, CB2, and Ikea, actors Jayma Mays and Adam Jones visited a slew of local shops to personalize their Los Feliz abode featured in our June 2013 Furniture issue.
May 8, 2013
Made in L.A.
With its diverse architectural landscape and community that thrives on robust design discourse, Los Angeles is an ideal home for the annual Dwell on Design show.
April 16, 2013
Photographer Nicholas Alan Cope's Black and White L.A.
For the past seven years, Los Angeles based architecture photographer Nicholas Alan Cope has been capturing the striking modernist cityscape the City of Angels has to offer and recently assembled…
March 29, 2013
Just three weeks before their wedding, Jason Greenman and Jeanne Williams purchased their home in September of 2000.
February 20, 2013
A Clever Window Treatment: Bus Graphics
From an unlikely source comes a clever privacy solution for a pair of prefabbed town houses in Los Angeles.
January 7, 2013
Mohawk General Store Holiday Market
The good folks at Los Angeles's Mohawk General Store have a holiday market located just two doors from their main storefront (profiled in our "To Live and Buy in L.A." story from the April 2011…
November 29, 2012
The Artful Dodger
In 50 years, more than 176 million fans have entered the turnstiles at Dodger Stadium, the mid-century modern ballpark nestled in Los Angeles’s Chavez Ravine.
October 1, 2012
10 Minutes with Marc Newson
Throughout his decades-long career, Australian industrial designer Marc Newson has produced prolifically.
September 13, 2012
Material Explorations with L.A. Firm Layer
Situated at the cross-section of architecture, art, and installation, Los Angeles–based architectural practice Layer has consistently managed to delight and surprise.
July 31, 2012
L-Shaped Indoor-Outdoor LA Home
At their house and flower farm in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park, Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery bring friends, family, and a fleet of urban gardeners together for the classic indoor-outdoor party.
July 25, 2012
Renovating the Swan House: Part 3
In this three-part series, expanding on our July/August 2012 "Designers at Home" theme, Los Angeles–based architect Barbara Bestor tracks her hands-on, ten-month renovation of the…
July 24, 2012
Colorful Remodel in Los Angeles
How a highly productive collaboration among a trio of creative Angelenas—and a good dose of Barragán—turned a dark and beleaguered mid-century house into a family home for the…
July 19, 2012
Renovating the Swan House: Part 2
In this three-part series, expanding on our July/August 2012 "Designers at Home" theme, Los Angeles-based architect Barbara Bestor tracks her hands-on, ten-month renovation of the Swan…
July 17, 2012
Architect Jayna Cooper had never designed a house before, much less played general contractor, when she broke ground on her new home in the middle of Los Angeles in 2009.
July 11, 2012
Highlights from Dwell on Design 2012
You may have already spied our show floor recaps of Modern Lifestyle, Furniture and Accessories, Kitchen and Bath, and perennial favorite Dwell Outdoor, but here we share our greatest hits from…
June 27, 2012
Los Angeles Home with Wood-Clad Interior
Why the clean, sophisticated interior of this Hollywood bungalow needed nothing so much as a man’s touch.
May 27, 2012
With the help of DSH Architects, a pair of intrepid Angelenos restored (and gently updated) Rudolph Schindler’s iconic Bubeshko Apartments.
January 23, 2012
Chris Burden's Big City Dreams
Judging from the ecstatic mood, it may as well have been Christmas morning at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as Angelenos finally got a much-awaited first look at Chris Burden’s…
January 13, 2012
The A+D Museum on L.A.’s Museum Row has just opened "Eames Words," named for its highly conceptual, and lexical, approach to the Eames legacy.
October 12, 2011
"Living in a Modern Way" at LACMA
For their part in the citywide "Pacific Standard Time" exhibition, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has just opened “California Design 1930–1965: Living in a Modern…
October 6, 2011
Go West: DOD Westside Home Tour
June gloom greeted the Dwell on Design tourists early Saturday morning, but that didn’t damper their enthusiasm to get up close and personal with six residences in Dwell on Design’s…
June 21, 2011
L.A. Studio Tour
On Saturday I had the good luck to wander around the East side of L.A. on the Materials and Applications Studio Tour.
June 20, 2011
2011 Modernism Show
The 2011 Modernism Show, held in the cavernous Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport, brought both rarities and new interpretations within the category.
May 6, 2011
Shop Visit: Mohawk General Store in Silver Lake
Looking for mid-century furniture? Design tomes? Earrings? An LP? Sunset Junction’s Mohawk General Store lives up to its name.
March 7, 2011
'Souped Up' Green Architecture
In a new exhibition at A+D Los Angeles, five architects—who at one time or another have worked at Jones, Partners: Architecture (J,P:A)—each created architectural propositions that use…
February 15, 2011
Lost & Found in LA: Part 2
If you liked what you saw in my previous report on Lost & Found in Los Angeles, then check out this slideshow: a roundup of owner Jamie Rosenthal's favorite items in the shop, along with her…
January 17, 2011
Modern Los Angeles Bungalow Renovation
When artists Ramona Trent and Anthony Pearson teamed up with architects Escher GuneWardena for a full-scale renovation, they bestowed a remarkable view upon an unremarkable bungalow.
September 18, 2010
Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, the developers of Auburn 7 were able to maximize their property’s potential.
June 17, 2010
Having purchased a 3.5-acre plot of land in Topanga, California, with a very rustic, 750-square-foot cabin on it several years ago, architect Christof Jantzen found himself in need of a fairly quick,…
June 3, 2010
After architectural designers Louis Molina and Laurent Turin of Good Idea Studio revamped a tiny, dilapidated 1923 clapboard house in 2004, they moved their Los Angeles office into the ground level…
April 9, 2010
An Atypical Tree House
When a 40-year-old pine tree fell over at the rear of a Brentwood estate in Los Angeles a few years back, its owner, an art lover and a philanthropist, let it lie.
October 28, 2009
Two Houses Are Better Than One
Or is one house better than two? For Santa Monica–based architect Jesse Bornstein and his family, both are true.
July 31, 2009
Cutting It Up
Los Angeles–based architecture firm Tag Front faces the future of downtown living with an apartment that melds the compactness of a studio with the spaciousness of a loft and finds that,…
July 23, 2009
True Hollywood Story
For over seventy years, through 7,000 photography sessions, and with 70,000 negatives, Julius Shulman captured the elusive spirit of architecture with an unerring eye and indefatigable…
July 16, 2009
Casa Study House #1
Traditions collide in Los Angeles when architect Jeremy Levine hotwires SoCal Spanish with international haute-moderne.
June 17, 2009
In Santa Monica, architect and activist Cory Buckner is working to preserve the living monuments of L.A.'s mid-century-modern past, including her own home by A. Quincy Jones.
June 16, 2009
In a code-happy L.A. suburb, how do you break the mold without breaking the law? Architects Alice Fung and Michael Blatt steer clear of anarchy with a little democratic design.
June 15, 2009
Way Out West
Leaving the bustle of Washington, D.C., architect Joe Day and his wife return to California and discover that life in a single-family dwelling isn't as isolated as they had feared.
June 15, 2009
The W Hollywood Residences
A transit-oriented mixed-use development in image-obsessed Hollywood? You bet your Botox. This Dwell on Design partner delivers something the hood's been craving: Sustainable, high-density glitz.
May 20, 2009
A pair of environmentally attuned architects combined adjoining properties in a Los Angeles canyon to house their modernist menagerie.
May 13, 2009
LA's Restored Overlook Park
This week LA unveiled its newest park, a 50-acre greenspace that sits 500 feet above the city just southwest of Downtown, on a plot of land that was historically part of the Baldwin Hills oil fields…
April 29, 2009
In Los Angeles, Materials & Applications puts design theory into open-to-the-public practice.
April 27, 2009
It has been nearly half a decade, but the Dwell Home II is back! Construction began this winter in the hills outside Los Angeles, and a true model of domestic sustainability takes shape.
April 14, 2009
Kyle Schuneman on Masculine Design
I recently talked over the phone with Kyle Schuneman, interior and set designer of Live Well Designs in Los Angeles.
March 16, 2009
Los Angeles is not all mini-malls and highways. As Eric Garcetti, president of the City Council, shows, it is eminently possible to live green in the City of Angels.
February 26, 2009
Taking His Own Advice
When Greg Reitz was ten years old, he was already so worried about the state of the planet that, without prompting from his parents, he spent his allowance to join Greenpeace.
February 1, 2009
LEEDing the Way
One day last April there was great excitement on Highland Avenue, a quiet, hilly street (on which this writer happens to live) of Craftsman bungalows and 1960s apartment buildings in the Ocean Park…
February 1, 2009
Well Thawed Out
At the end of 2000, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Icelandic natives and partners in the Santa Monica–based design firm Minarc, bought what was essentially a teardown in the West…
February 1, 2009
Pallotta TeamWorks Headquaters
Inside a 47,000-square-foot warehouse, Clive Wilkinson built a veritable campus for Pallotta TeamWorks, a national charity-events company.
January 28, 2009
Drumming Up Design
Brotherly love takes many forms; in the case of Rob and Eric Brill, it’s a shared passion for modernism.
January 25, 2009
Courtyard of Appeal
Like so many L.A. stories, the tale of the Courtyard House begins with a lucky break. One day in 2001, Thomas Robertson got a call from a friend he hadn’t seen in ages.
January 25, 2009
Los Angeles, California
Though Los Angeles offers Lindsay Lohan sightings at Pinkberry and addresses on L.Ron Hubbard Way, Dwell explores a different side of the city with land use interpreter Matthew Coolidge.
January 21, 2009
Ray Kappe-Designed Multilevel House in Los Angeles
Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe built a multilevel house for his family back in 1967, and the results still resonate today.
January 21, 2009
When people ask architects Apurva Pande and Chinmaya Misra where they live, they never get a straightforward answer.
January 18, 2009
Sun Mun Way Cool
In Los Angeles, California, a family of four inhabits a polychrome fantasia in the heart of Chinatown.
January 16, 2009
For Tad Beck, making a home out of a stolid, windowless warehouse meant opening it up from the inside out.
January 15, 2009
With a very limited budget and no construction experience, Lucky and Kim Diaz overhauled a wreck of a house into a sweet, 1,100-square-foot Los Angeles home with just $55,000 and a whole lot of…
January 14, 2009