This week, Gehry continued LA architecture boom dominance
8150 Sunset Boulevard by Frank Gehry

This week, Gehry continued his dominance of LA's architecture boom

Frank Gehry unveiled plans for a development of five buildings along Los Angeles' Sunset Strip this week, adding to the architect's list of projects in his home city – which is experiencing a surge of high-profile architecture projects.

Gehry was recently revealed as the designer of a masterplan for the LA River. Over the past two years he has proposed a mixed-use complex across the road from his downtown Walt Disney Concert Hall and a tower for Santa Monica, where his self-designed 1978 home is located.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Broad museum in LA is due to open next month
Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Broad museum in LA is due to open next month

LA is also poised to gain a residential block modelled on a hilltop village by MAD, while the eagerly anticipated Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed Broad museum – also beside Gehry's concert hall – is set to open next month.

John Pawson to convert Jaffa convent and hospital into W's first hotel in Israel
John Pawson's plans to convert Jaffa convent and hospital into W's first hotel in Israel

Elsewhere this week, John Pawson unveiled plans to convert a historic building in Jaffa into a hotel, while a youth hostel in London's Brutalist Barbican Estate is set to become luxury apartments.

Foster + Partners and Nissan to redesign electric car fuel stations
Foster + Partners and Nissan to redesign electric car fuel stations

Foster + Partners announced plans to redesign charging stations for electric vehicles, and Transport for London invited designers to update the city's hireable "Boris Bikes".

Zaha Hadid Architects launches campaign to reinstate scrapped Tokyo stadium design
Zaha Hadid Architects launches campaign to reinstate scrapped Tokyo stadium design

Zaha Hadid Architect's Tokyo 2020 Olympics stadium remained in the news, as the firm launched a campaign to reinstate the scrapped design.

Charles Pétillon fills Covent Garden market with 100,000 white balloons
Charles Pétillon fills Covent Garden market with 100,000 white balloons

A team at MIT developed a new technique for 3D-printing molten glass and an installation of 100,000 white balloons opened at Covent Garden market.

Charles Holland plans Hampstead house for his second Living Architecture project
Charles Holland plans Hampstead house for his second Living Architecture project

Dezeen revealed that Charles Holland is working on a second house for Alain de Botton's Living Architecture project, and we published exclusive interviews with the founder of Burning Man festival, Larry Harvey, and Architecture for Humanity co-founder Cameron Sinclair.

Postmodern architecture: TV-am television studios, London by Terry Farrell
Postmodern architecture: TV-am television studios, London by Terry Farrell

Our summer series on Postmodernism continued with articles about Charles Moore's colourful Piazza d'Italia in New Orleans, Martine Bedin's Super Lamp that wheels along like a dog on a leash, and Terry Farrell's brazen TV-am studios in London.

Three white boxes extend into the garden of Paritzki & Liani's T/A House
Three white boxes extend into the garden of Paritzki & Liani's T/A House

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a submerged concrete studio for a painter, a Tel Aviv house comprising three white boxes, and a roundup of our favourite Ikea designs and hacks.

Concrete painter's studio by Felipe Assadi nestles into a rocky hillside on the Chilean seafront
Concrete painter's studio by Felipe Assadi nestles into a rocky hillside on the Chilean seafront

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