Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

Architecture is a process of negotiating many stakeholders, not to mention navigating the problems of funding.

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Sam Lubell
Published: 19 April 2012, The Architect's Newspaper

Rendering of Bloomrs, the planned Silver Lake neighborhood centerpiece via ALLTHATISSOLID.
The building of a proposed neighborhood symbol on the corner of Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards in Silver Lake has been pushed back due to lack of funds. After winning the Envisioning Silver Lake competition last summer, LA firm ALLTHATISSOLID (ATIS) has been working with the city’s Bureau of Street Services (BSS) to scale back and refine the design, called “Bloomrs,” to fit the $100,000 budget with room for curbing and other street improvements included. The saddle-shaped structure, made of Cor-ten steel, has already been re-designed to occupy a smaller footprint and rises to a shorter height. [read more]


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