Los Angeles Just Found an Awesome Way to Fight the Drought. It Involves Balls: “There are now 96 million ‘shade balls’ floating on the surface of the LA Reservoir. They’re made of plastic and designed to keep water from evaporating and are expected to conserve 300 million gallons per year.”
The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here: “The worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen — and much faster than climate scientists expected.”
Frank Gehry’s Working on a Master Plan to Revitalize the LA River: “The LA River’s in line to get a billion-dollar makeover on part of the waterway, but now it appears that the driving vision behind the eventual, inevitable overhaul for the river ‘from L.A. to Long Beach’ could be master-planned by none other than starchitect Frank Gehry.”
Interview With Photographer Steve McCurry: American photographer Steve McCurry’s solo exhibition at Patricia Conde Galería in Mexico City brings together some of the most famed images from the artist’s comprehensive and widely-renowned career as a photographer.
What Kind of Design Triggers Healing?: “Decades of formalistic, computerized design practices have left architects in a poor position to create healing environments…Biophilic qualities long intrinsic to design practice, handed down over generations, evolving their use over time, have become irrelevant to the discipline. By bringing those living qualities back into architecture’s toolbox, we can better incorporate healing strategies.”