Friday, August 12, 2005


wilmington

Port of Los Angeles

Port of Long Beach

Lomita Gas Processing Plant

Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

At a distance industrial landscapes have an eerie beauty. With LA’s sprawl, one does not have to experience the infrastructure and heavy industry that underpin our urban society.

Thursday, August 04, 2005


Mansionization in the Flats of Beverly Hills 4

Mansionization in the Flats of Beverly Hills 1

The trend of mansionization in the flats of Beverly Hills offends my planning sensibility. These mini-mansions are designed to maximize allowable square footage resulting in a structure with little articulation and out of scale with the neighborhood. I prefer neighborhoods with a historic preservation overlay ordinance, like South Carthay and Carthay Circle neighborhoods in Los Angeles.

Mansionization in the Flats of Beverly Hills 3

Mansionization in the Flats of Beverly Hills 2

Monday, August 01, 2005


Guinness

Primary Colors at Sea World

New Development

Gaslamp Starbucks

The Del

Downtown San Diego is undergoing a building boom. For the past three years that I have been going to the historic Gaslamp district, the pace of new construction and adaptive reuse is phenomenal compared to Long Beach or Los Angeles. Moreover, from an outsider’s point of view, the quality of the architecture and tenants is admirable.