Helios House, the “green” gas station at Robertson and Olympic (for, er, BP) designed by Johnston Marklee, shown left, top row, is one of many must-see projects conceived in the last few years by Los Angeles architects and now gathered in a book, A5: Los Angeles. The book, edited and written by Berlin-based architect Casey Mathewson and published by ORO editions, was launched last week, June 24, at A+D Museum. Casey Mathewson was there, along with several of the architects whose work is featured in the book,  LA editor Ann Videriksen and yours truly, who wrote the introduction. 

The book party had some added pizzazz because it was held just as A+D installed its latest pop-up show, entitled Synnterstitial, and described as an invasion of “gizmos, whatzits, and interactive installations.” Nicholas Mercure took these pictures.

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