some articles

a brief history of horizontality [2003]

on FOA's Yokohama Terminal and the future of architectural visibility in the city

towers of concentration lines of growth [2002]

on telecommunications and urban form in the contemporary city

cathedrals of the culture industry [2002]

on the OMA project for LACMA and the idea of the museum city

hallucination in seattle [2001]

on Frank Gehry's Experience Music Project in Seattle and Late Capitalism

architecture after couture [2001]

on architecture and fashion

who's afraid of postmodernism? [1999]

on late capitalism and architecture

the caress of the commodity [1997]

on automony and capitalism in architecture

some student projects

projects

immersive mapping, gps, and the tunnel effect

analysis of starbucks

thesis on muzak

varnelis.net [site map] is a research forum for architecture, network culture, and postmetropolitan urbanism.

Kazys Varnelis teaches history and theory of architecture and urbanism at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He is also a member the board of directors of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design and a founding principal of Architecture Urbanism Design Collaborative [AUDC] and frequently works with the Center for Land Use Interpretation.

His teaching and research focuses on late modernism, architecture and capitalism, and the impact of recent changes in telecommunications and demographics on the contemporary city in general and on Los Angeles in particular.

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Current news:

My article Corporate Camouflage. Space International's Noevir USA Showroom has just been published in LA Architect Magazine. The next issue of Praxis will carry my piece "Los Angeles. Practice in a Late Capitalist City." My essay on One Wilshire recently appeared in issue five of the Berlin journal An Architektur. Produktion und Gebrauch gebauter Umwelt. In the next few days, watch for a new website I designed for the LA Forum.

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Sunday, July 14, 2002

John Southern launches drowninginculture.com

Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 12:26 PM PST [Link]

Saturday, July 13, 2002

On a recent trip to the Owens Valley, we drove through the town of Mojave where we saw visual evidence of 9/11's impact on the airline industry. Airplanes are stored at Mojove International Airport when they are not needed for extended periods of time. A year ago there were barely any. But that's not the case now.

Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 06:40 PM PST [Link]

Monday, July 1, 2002

Time Warner attacks the growing free Wi-Fi movement. See A Dispute Over Wireless Networks

Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 11:35 AM PST [Link]