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Host Frances Anderton looks at design and architecture from a Los Angeles perspective.

Latest Episodes

Roman Mars turns ‘99% Invisible’ city into a 100% visible book

Roman Mars has spent 10 years using his radio show “ 99% Invisible ” to reveal the everyday quirks and delights of cities. Now he’s co-written a book called “ The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design .”...

24 min2 w ago
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Roman Mars turns ‘99% Invisible’ city into a 100% visible book

In an age of loneliness, Treehouse offers community that’s carefully curated and designed

Americans are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness . A coliving project in Hollywood was designed to remedy it. Then came a pandemic. Ten months after its opening, DnA explores the design of Treehouse with creative director Sean Knibb,...

30 minSEP 23
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In an age of loneliness, Treehouse offers community that’s carefully curated and designed

Air conditioning becomes a weapon against infection, D.J. Waldie finds the soul in Los Angeles

Ventilation has become a life or death issue as as experts find that COVID-19 infections increase in poorly ventilated interiors. DnA looks into the extreme measures being taken to improve air conditioning and asks whether outside air is cheaper and...

28 minAUG 28
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Air conditioning becomes a weapon against infection, D.J. Waldie finds the soul in Los Angeles

How Bill English helped create the computer mouse, and the effort to change the face of architecture

California has around 21,000 licensed architects, and 300 of them are Black. SoCalNOMA ( National Organization of Minority Architects ) hopes to change that through its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Challenge . SoCalNOMA President Lance Collins...

28 minAUG 13
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How Bill English helped create the computer mouse, and the effort to change the face of architecture

City of Santa Monica lets restaurants serve in parking lanes, taking on the primacy of the automobile

The restaurants on Santa Monica’s Main Street took a huge hit from the COVID-19 shutdown. So the city government, restaurant owners and nearby residents hatched a plan: get rid of parking and give over the space to diners. In doing so, they...

18 minAUG 3
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City of Santa Monica lets restaurants serve in parking lanes, taking on the primacy of the automobile

XPRIZE’s $1 million face mask contest, and the link between urban design and immunity

XPRIZE is offering $1 million to designers of a protective face mask that people will actually want to wear. Also, many buildings and neighborhoods are designed in a way that help cause chronic health conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart...

31 minJUL 17
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XPRIZE’s $1 million face mask contest, and the link between urban design and immunity

For an art conservator, it's hard to say goodbye to Confederate statues

Statues of slave traders and Confederate leaders are being toppled or defaced during protests following the killing of George Floyd. How does that feel to a conservator who has worked on some of them? Andrew Baxter installs and restores sculptures...

18 minJUN 25
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For an art conservator, it's hard to say goodbye to Confederate statues

How structural racism shaped LA, and what developers can do about it

Redlining, restrictive covenants, urban renewal, and building freeways through communities of color are all ways Los Angeles was shaped by structural racism. Now gentrification is a challenge. Real estate development consultant Judith Taylor...

16 minJUN 19
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How structural racism shaped LA, and what developers can do about it

Google and Twitter tell staff to keep working from home. What will happen to creative offices?

Big tech companies have remade the workplace in recent years with creative offices designed to stimulate disruption. Now Google and Twitter are telling employees they can keep on working at home — indefinitely. What does that mean for the...

16 minMAY 22
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Google and Twitter tell staff to keep working from home. What will happen to creative offices?

Can LA be greener, cleaner, slower following COVID-19?

LA City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell talks about his plan to incentivize telecommuting after stay-at-home orders are lifted and other ideas for a greener, cleaner LA. Also, futurist Liam Young says there’s a path toward a slower pace and deeper...

21 minMAY 7
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Can LA be greener, cleaner, slower following COVID-19?

Latest Episodes

Roman Mars turns ‘99% Invisible’ city into a 100% visible book

Roman Mars has spent 10 years using his radio show “ 99% Invisible ” to reveal the everyday quirks and delights of cities. Now he’s co-written a book called “ The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design .”...

24 min2 w ago
Comments
Roman Mars turns ‘99% Invisible’ city into a 100% visible book

In an age of loneliness, Treehouse offers community that’s carefully curated and designed

Americans are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness . A coliving project in Hollywood was designed to remedy it. Then came a pandemic. Ten months after its opening, DnA explores the design of Treehouse with creative director Sean Knibb,...

30 minSEP 23
Comments
In an age of loneliness, Treehouse offers community that’s carefully curated and designed

Air conditioning becomes a weapon against infection, D.J. Waldie finds the soul in Los Angeles

Ventilation has become a life or death issue as as experts find that COVID-19 infections increase in poorly ventilated interiors. DnA looks into the extreme measures being taken to improve air conditioning and asks whether outside air is cheaper and...

28 minAUG 28
Comments
Air conditioning becomes a weapon against infection, D.J. Waldie finds the soul in Los Angeles

How Bill English helped create the computer mouse, and the effort to change the face of architecture

California has around 21,000 licensed architects, and 300 of them are Black. SoCalNOMA ( National Organization of Minority Architects ) hopes to change that through its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Challenge . SoCalNOMA President Lance Collins...

28 minAUG 13
Comments
How Bill English helped create the computer mouse, and the effort to change the face of architecture

City of Santa Monica lets restaurants serve in parking lanes, taking on the primacy of the automobile

The restaurants on Santa Monica’s Main Street took a huge hit from the COVID-19 shutdown. So the city government, restaurant owners and nearby residents hatched a plan: get rid of parking and give over the space to diners. In doing so, they...

18 minAUG 3
Comments
City of Santa Monica lets restaurants serve in parking lanes, taking on the primacy of the automobile

XPRIZE’s $1 million face mask contest, and the link between urban design and immunity

XPRIZE is offering $1 million to designers of a protective face mask that people will actually want to wear. Also, many buildings and neighborhoods are designed in a way that help cause chronic health conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart...

31 minJUL 17
Comments
XPRIZE’s $1 million face mask contest, and the link between urban design and immunity

For an art conservator, it's hard to say goodbye to Confederate statues

Statues of slave traders and Confederate leaders are being toppled or defaced during protests following the killing of George Floyd. How does that feel to a conservator who has worked on some of them? Andrew Baxter installs and restores sculptures...

18 minJUN 25
Comments
For an art conservator, it's hard to say goodbye to Confederate statues

How structural racism shaped LA, and what developers can do about it

Redlining, restrictive covenants, urban renewal, and building freeways through communities of color are all ways Los Angeles was shaped by structural racism. Now gentrification is a challenge. Real estate development consultant Judith Taylor...

16 minJUN 19
Comments
How structural racism shaped LA, and what developers can do about it

Google and Twitter tell staff to keep working from home. What will happen to creative offices?

Big tech companies have remade the workplace in recent years with creative offices designed to stimulate disruption. Now Google and Twitter are telling employees they can keep on working at home — indefinitely. What does that mean for the...

16 minMAY 22
Comments
Google and Twitter tell staff to keep working from home. What will happen to creative offices?

Can LA be greener, cleaner, slower following COVID-19?

LA City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell talks about his plan to incentivize telecommuting after stay-at-home orders are lifted and other ideas for a greener, cleaner LA. Also, futurist Liam Young says there’s a path toward a slower pace and deeper...

21 minMAY 7
Comments
Can LA be greener, cleaner, slower following COVID-19?
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