areas for their films and, obviously, audiences. This is a good example of this tendency.
Recent films about architecture and design and panel discussions on
urban design, restoration and more are part of L.A.’s first Architecture
Design Film Festival, which began Wednesday (March 12-16).
The photo is a still from Telos: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui, one of 30 films screening during this week’s Architecture & Design Film
Festival kicks off its five-day salute to art, architecture, design,
fashion and urban
planning Wednesday with showings of If You Build It, Design Is One: Massimo & Leila Vignelli and 16 Acres.
recent feature-length and short films from around the world. “There is
everyone who likes design at the festival,” said the festival’s
founder and director, architect Kyle Bergman.
designed by Richard Neutra; Coast Modern, a look at West Coast Modernist architecture; and Telos: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui, making its
perception of what architecture should be.
themselves. Maybe it’s not practical, but we should be able to extend our idea of architecture.”
Eugene Tssui), Aimee Madsen (Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form) and Doug Pray (Levitated Mass), as well as five hourlong panel discussions.
architect and urban planner Jan Gehl, whose work is featured in the film The Human Scale. Panelists are architect Jonathan Ward, Los Angeles Times
architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne and Mina M. Chow, professor at the USC School of Architecture. 7 p.m.
architectural historian Barbara Lamprecht; and others will discuss “No Easy Chair: Architects and the Design of Furniture.” 2:30 p.m.
state of architectural education, with Kevin Kennon, founding principal of United Architects; architect and educator Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter;
professor and designer Amy Murphy; and urban historian Norman Klein. 4:30 p.m.
balance between idealism and practicality. He will be joined by actress and preservationist Kelly Lynch, who owns Richard Neutra’s Oyler House;
designer Michael Boyd of Boyd Design; and architect Frank Escher, partner at Escher GuneWardena Architecture and an expert on John Lautner. 2:30 p.m.
with Steve Badanes, director of the Neighborhood Design Build Studio at the University of Washington; artist Jenna Didier; and Dave Sellers, architect
and co-creator of the utopian Prickly Mountain enclave in Vermont. 5:30 p.m.