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Taking a critical look at public space in Los Angeles

Google: Then and Now; looking at changes in Google Maps

Ah! Google street view has to be the cheapest way to travel. I always find myself using street view to visit other cities and familiarize myself with the landscape. Even … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cleaning Up the City

Just a quick rant. I live in Koreatown and have seen it become increasingly dirty and filled with trash. I sense that when people are living in filth and see … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Religion as Architecture Part Three

                    Click a picture above to start a slideshow. It’s easier to view the photos that way, I didn’t really have … Continue reading

August 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Religion as Architecture Part 2

Hi hi. Welcome back. We’ll be looking at architecture as public art again. As with last time, I mostly focus on places of worship. Make sure to check out part … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Broadway Glory: Future is Looking Brightly on the Past. Sidewalk Analysis

Walk with me! Here are the Youtube videos I made: Ah Broadway! One of the first streets surveyed by the City of Los Angeles in 1849, Broadway came to develop … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Architecture as Public Art: Religious Architecture

Hey there! Welcome to part one of a series I’ll be working on. We’ll be looking at architecture as public art, easily accessible from the most functional and ubiquitous form … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Automobile, the City, and You: A Look at Public Space Aesthetics

  Hello there. So this is the first of what I hope will be a few posts about why effective public space is so important in a city. You might … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment