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Lyra Kilston

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Lyra Kilston is a writer, editor, and 4th-generation Angeleno. "Sun Seekers: The Cure of California" (Atelier Editions, 2019) is her first book. She was on the curatorial team of "Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990," exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, TIME, Wired, Next City, ICON, and Artforum, among other publications.

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The Lovell "Health House," designed by Richard Neutra is featured in "Sun Seekers: The Cure of California." | J. Paul Getty Trust / Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles / Julius Shulman photography archive, 1936-1997
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The Eccentric Health Guru Behind Neutra's Lovell Health House

No good photo can be found of Dr. Philip Lovell, but his Lovell Health house signaled the start of Richard Neutra's storied career and the intricate relationship of California's love affair with health seekers. Who is the man that put his faith in Neutra?
Apartment Building with Downtown Los Angeles in Background
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Protecting Fair and Affordable Housing Under Trump

What does the incoming leadership of Donald Trump and Ben Carson mean for L.A. housing?
Paul Revere Williams, AIA Noted Architect (featured)
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New Map Showcases More Than 50 Landmarks by African-American Architects

From subway stations to libraries, hospitals, college campuses and places of worship, a recently published map recognizes African-American architectural achievements.
Flea of Red hot Chili Peppers on the Silverlake Conservatory of Music
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Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea and Architect Barbara Bestor on the Silverlake Conservatory's New Home

It was established to fill the gaps left by budget cuts to music education. Now the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, co-founded by Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has a shiny new building that's eight times larger than it's former storefront home.
Rendering of the Star Apartments
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Good Design Is for Everyone: The Evolution of Low-Income Housing in L.A.

What would it mean for L.A. to become known for a successful and sustainable network of beautiful housing projects for its most vulnerable citizens?
© 2014 Paul Vu Photographer, Cal Expo Photoshoot, August 29, 2014
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The Wedge: Cal Poly Students Redesign the Cabin

At Cal Poly Pomona, students designed prototypes for affordable cabins to increase the popularity of camping in state parks, which have seen a decline in visitors and funding.
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Competing Utopias: Modern Design on Both Sides of the Iron Curtain

The installation "Competing Utopias" at the Neutra VDL House in Silverlake illustrates two forks of a Cold War history.
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