From your iPod to the Freedom Chair to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, design and architecture shape our world. On DnA: Design and Architecture host Frances Anderton talks to design world leaders about the latest in products fashion graphics architecture and more in Los Angeles and beyond.
A walking tour of Compton architecture
Architecture buffs can take a walking tour this Sunday highlighting the work of black... Show More
Architecture buffs can take a walking tour this Sunday highlighting the work of black architects in Compton. The tour is in honor of Black History Month, and is an offshoot of a new map documenting the contributions of African American designers and architects in Los Angeles. Show Less
Production design, art and politics, the creative...
What makes production design so special? We consider the five Oscar nominees this year for... Show More
What makes production design so special? We consider the five Oscar nominees this year for production design and why their films stand out. As artists respond to President Trump's administration, we look how art movements became weapons in the past century's great ideological battles. And what makes a person creative? And what does the Cold War have to do with it? A historic study of the minds of the greatest Mid-Century architects is described in a new book. Show Less
Santa Monica leads the way in seismic retrofit...
Santa Monica is one step closer to having the most extensive, earthquake retrofitting program... Show More
Santa Monica is one step closer to having the most extensive, earthquake retrofitting program in the nation. The City Council gave tentative approval Tuesday night to a plan that could require safety enhancements for as many as 2,000 buildings. City leaders say the action is long overdue. Show Less
Connecting The Bloc, modernist art, mapping the...
Retailers in LA have been slow to welcome transit riders into their stores, but that's... Show More
Retailers in LA have been slow to welcome transit riders into their stores, but that's changing: a new passageway connects The Bloc directly to the Metro. Will Angelenos use it? As Modernism Week kicks off in Palm Springs, we hear about two Los Angeles exhibitions of modernist art, design and architecture. And an engineer has created a 3D model of the human heart, inspired by his daughter's heart condition. Show Less
The Bloc, Metro open new portal to downtown...
Usually when you went to go to the mall you drive there, park, and then drive home. A new... Show More
Usually when you went to go to the mall you drive there, park, and then drive home. A new shopping area in downtown LA called The Bloc wants to make it easy to get there by train. So they've opened a pedestrian passageway that connects directly to the busy 7th Street/Metro Center station. This marks a shift in how retailers view public transit, and is meant to appeal to downtown's growing car-free residential population. Show Less
Measuring the impact of Measure S, Netflix on...
Measure S, the development moratorium on the March 7 ballot in Los Angeles, could have a... Show More
Measure S, the development moratorium on the March 7 ballot in Los Angeles, could have a profound impact on the city's future growth. But exactly how? Experts on both sides of the issue consider how S might affect high-profile projects already in the pipeline. And, Netflix explores the creative process of designers in their new documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design. Show Less
Elon Musk's plan to dig a tunnel under LA
Elon Musk has always claimed innovation as central to his reputation, from sending rockets into... Show More
Elon Musk has always claimed innovation as central to his reputation, from sending rockets into space to building luxury electric cars. Now he's taking on a different sort of problem: LA traffic. Show Less
Santa Monica Airport, Trump's border wall
After years of fighting with the federal government, the City of Santa Monica has struck a deal... Show More
After years of fighting with the federal government, the City of Santa Monica has struck a deal to close its almost century-old airport in 2028, and shorten the runway right away. Is everyone happy with the agreement? What will happen to the valuable 227-acre site? Also, President Trump wants to build a US-Mexico border wall. Urban planner Michael Dear says we already have one, and it's proven ineffective. Show Less
Critics say Caruso development highlights need for...
Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso's planned 145-unit luxury residential tower near the Beverly... Show More
Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso's planned 145-unit luxury residential tower near the Beverly Center is moving forward, despite public opposition. Show Less
Pussyhat project, Ben Carson, building boom...
How did a pink knitted hat become the symbol of a movement? We talk to a co-founder of the... Show More
How did a pink knitted hat become the symbol of a movement? We talk to a co-founder of the Pussyhat Project. Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros explains why Dr. Ben Carson deserves to oversee the nation's public housing program. Some cutting edge architects are designing large projects for a booming downtown, but will they get built? One of those is by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, and he explains his unconventional approach to the Arts District. Show Less
Chargers logo electrifies social media
Last week's decision to move the San Diego Chargers to Los Angeles upset a lot of football fans... Show More
Last week's decision to move the San Diego Chargers to Los Angeles upset a lot of football fans in San Diego. But when the new L.A. Chargers logo was unveiled, that upset a lot of people too - because it was awful. The team promptly introduced two more logos, which were all ridiculed online. Why do new logos incite so much passion? Show Less