Lots of housing projects, a preference for contemporary architecture and outdoor communal spaces are some of the trends observed in the projects that won an award from Berkeley Design Advocates.
Insights from a Berkeley pro on how to bring out the best in Craftsman homes for modern living.
The University of California system has started using a modern logo intended to be easy to use on the Internet, Facebook, and social media. It hasn’t gone down well. While the University started using the modern logo in November, people only became widely aware of it after news organizations reported on it last week. Within […]
When students at Berkeley’s REALM Charter School started their academic year today, there was a new creative space waiting for them at their campus on 8th Street, and a challenge: how might you get your hands dirty? Shortly after the semester kicks off, the students will spend a day and a half working on projects, […]
Wooden Duck’s Eric Gellerman points out paint remnants and a numeral engraved in a section of wooden seating removed from Cal Memorial Stadium before its renovation. Photo: Tracey Taylor Wooden Duck’s Eric Gellerman points out paint remnants and a numeral engraved in a section of wooden seating removed from Cal Memorial Stadium before its renovation. […]
A new lawsuit is challenging the Downtown Area Plan adopted by the City Council in March 2012. Photo: Tracey Taylor Three neighborhood associations have filed a lawsuit against Berkeley, claiming that the adoption of the Downtown Area Plan in March 2012 did not comply with state environmental laws. The Council of Neighborhood Associations, which has […]
Fortune by the Ragged Wing Ensemble IS LADY LUCK ON YOUR SIDE? The Ragged Wing Ensemble is presenting Fortune: The Complete Works, through Sunday May 27, and it will be one of the first performances in the new Osher Studio in the not-yet-quite-opened Arpeggio Building at 2055 Center Street. Ragged Wing is an ensemble of […]
Save Berkeley Iceland is circulating a petition for the November 2012 ballot to force the city to consider continuing to use the ice rink building as a community recreation space.
The prototype SmartSpace nestled in a secret Berkeley location offers all the essentials for an urban dweller — and no more. Photos: Tracey Taylor In a top-secret location in Berkeley, Patrick Kennedy is showing a reporter around a tiny living space — so compact in fact that, at 160 sq ft, it is the smallest […]
Call it “beautiful decay”: these stunning photographs, taken by David Stark Wilson, show the interiors of the future home of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA). Just as with the new Magnes, which unveiled its new space on Sunday, BAM/PFA is to be housed in a 1920s-era 1939 building originally designed as a printing […]
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art & Life is housed in a 1920s former printing plant on Allston Way. Photos: Tracey Taylor On Sunday, the doors will open to a new cultural institution in Berkeley. The many thousands of books, paintings, prints, textiles, and photographs that make up The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art & […]
Dorris Bridgewater picks some collard greens from her raised gardening bed By Robert Mills Ripe berries and peapods thrive at Berkeley’s Friends of Kenney Cottage Community Garden. The nearly three-year-old communal farming project is booked solid with plot holders in the middle of west Berkeley’s industrial district. Two beds at the front of the garden particularly […]