Case Study House #10, the only house built in Pasadena for the hugely influential modern Case Study House program, sold just two months ago (for its listing price of $1.599 million) and work started last week on a big restoration. The 1947 house was originally designed by the father-son team of Kemper Nomland and Kemper [...]
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Barnsdall’s alfresco movie screenings, held on the lawn of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, offer cinema, architecture and beverages. Each film showcases Los Angeles architecture, and beer and wine samples are selected by City Sip. Picnics are encouraged (no outside booze, though), and the Heirloom L.A. and Border Grill food trucks will be present. The [...]
Architect Isabelle Duvivier had been living rentals in Venice for many years when she decided to purchase her own home. She fell in love with a 1912 Craftsman cottage in Venice, although the place was not without its challenges — the house needed major repairs. Keeping historic elements from the home while renovating it to meet and exceed green standards was very important to Isabelle.
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Four pieces of wood, some glass, a light bulb and wire. Do I hear $20,000? That’s the low estimate floated for a 1942 prototype lamp by Richard Neutra to be sold by Los Angeles Modern Auctions on May 6. The value, the auction house said, stems from the piece’s rarity: Only one other like it is known to exist. Designed for Neutra’s parents’ house in Westwood, the lamp now belongs to Raymond Neutra, son of the iconic L.A. architect, who is donating proceeds toward the renovation of the Neutra VDL home and studio in Silver Lake.
It’s home tour season and this past weekend we were back on the Westside for the AIA/LA’s Venice Vista tour. We visited three of the five houses on display (we toured Ortiz Mexia Projects’s Appleton Way house a few weeks back and one house did not allow photos)–now let’s get to it! Click here [...]
The Eames House in the Pacific Palisades, also known as Case Study House No. 8, is about to get spruced by the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative, a new international program run by the Getty Conservation Institute.
The net-zero Yin Yang House by Brooks + Scarpa is a private residence for a growing family in Venice, California. The home features a flowing series of terraces and courtyards, which place a strong focus on public, shared outdoor space to take advantage of the SoCal climate. The home is built with eco-friendly and recycled materials, and it’s also powered by a 12 kW rooftop solar system that does double duty as a shade screen. Since the family moved into the home in 2011, they have yet to receive a power bill.
Click here to view the full photogallery. The Architect’s Newspaper has photos of the construction currently underway on the Tattuplex on Loma Vista in Silver Lake–so named because the building is a duplex for a client named Tim Tattu. Get it? Renderings for the project hit the wire back in July, but now there is [...]
Architect Eugene Kinn Choy overcame the anti-Chinese covenants and racism of 1940s Los Angeles to settle in Silver Lake and build this modernist home on Castle Street, near the reservoir.
City code since 1974 has required helipads on top of tall buildings. (Luckily for the First Interstate Building, circa 1988.) Things could be different, though, if plans move ahead for skyscrapers along Hollywood Boulevard. Empire State Building anyone?