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.
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Burbank Water & Power opens a sustainable power plant campus as a model for re-adapting industrial sites from water reclamation to solar
Landscape architect Katherine Spitz has worked with her husband, architect Daniel Rhodes, for more than 20 years to create a series of outdoor rooms for their Mar Vista home. The story behind their garden’s renovation is the latest installment of Pro Portfolio, our Monday feature that looks at recently built, remodeled or redecorated spaces with commentary [...]
Every Monday we post a recently built, remodeled or redecorated home with commentary from the designer. This week we look at modern Mar Vista house redecorated as a family friendly — and colorful — home. Design: Vanessa De Vargas, Turquoise. Designer’s description: I took a boxy space and added color and pattern. My client wanted [...]
Every Monday, we post a recently built, remodeled or redecorated home with commentary from the designer. This week, we have the architectural departure called Skywave House designed by Anthony Coscia of Coscia Day Architecture & Design in Marina del Rey.
From the front, you’d never know the balancing act that Giorgio Scali’s new Santa Monica house pulls off in back. The master suite hovering over Pepita, above, provides shade for the cozy backyard conversation area pictured below. At the heart of architect Victoria Casasco’s design is an open-plan living area, a beautiful glass box whose [...]
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