Dingbat 2.0 Editors Featured on Bloomberg
Thurman Grant and Joshua G. Stein, co-editors of Dingbat 2.0: The Iconic Los Angeles Apartment as Projection of a Metropolis, were consulted for Bloomberg’s CityLabs series about the Los Angeles installment of their “Iconic Home Designs That Define Our Global Cities”.
Grant describes ‘dingbat’ apartments as “stylistically diverse with exotic names, but they present as what they aren’t… literally a dumb box with as many units packed in as possible, with a slapped-on facade,” hinting to a central theme in the DoppelHouse publication.
Stein also reflects on the “weird, L-shaped configurations” that are prominent in these apartments in attempt to “squeeze in stuff around the carport,” often leading to “poor airflow and thin walls and ceilings.”
Read the full Bloomberg feature here or watch the accompanying video below. For more information on Grant and Stein’s critical study Dingbat 2.0: The Iconic Los Angeles Apartment as Projection of a Metropolis, published in cooperation with The LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, click here.