A great read not only for architects! After many trips to the West Coast, when we think of architects from the Mid-Century Modern era who all built in California, many names come to mind such as John Lautner, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, Albert Frey, William Kreisel, Pierre Koenig or Craig Ellwood and these are just…… Continue reading Catch of the Week: Notes From Another Los Angeles!
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Time to look back (and forward!) – John Lautner @ Modernism Week in Palm Springs
Almost a year has passed since we came back from our trip to Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Idyllwild mainly dedicated to John Lautner! Remember our post? There were many lectures and tours and even a star dedicated to this outstanding architect has been unveiled in downtown Palm Springs. Modernism Week 2.0 – Architecture for the…… Continue reading Time to look back (and forward!) – John Lautner @ Modernism Week in Palm Springs
Modernism Week 2.0 – Architecture for the people: John Lautner at its best!
During this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs by accident we started our very own John Lautner special! On Friday, February 17th 2017 a star dedicated to this outstanding architect was unveiled next to the Palm Springs Architecture Design Center, a lecture series took place at the Annenberg Theater (with Alan Hess) and the film…… Continue reading Modernism Week 2.0 – Architecture for the people: John Lautner at its best!
Stay tuned for our upcoming John Lautner Special!
This year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs as well as our trip to Los Angeles offered a great possibility to explore John Lautner’s iconic architecture in Southern California…more coming soon! Image: arch. Michael Atzenhofer @architectontour, Pinterest
Modernism Week 2017 is just around the corner!
Hey Modernistas out there! Getting prepared for Modernism Week in Palm Springs? Hurry up to check your tickets, hotel rooms and everything that matters out there in the valley. As it’s not the first time for us coming over to P.S. from Europe we focused on more specific lectures and tours during this year’s edition.…… Continue reading Modernism Week 2017 is just around the corner!
Hidden Gem in Idyllwild, California – John Lautner’s Pearlman Cabin
As Modernism Week is just around the corner we’ve started to search for lesser known Modernist architecture between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. The fact that we didn’t even know that a Swiss style alpine village such as Idyllwild even exists in Southern California made us curious – and we found this hidden gem that…… Continue reading Hidden Gem in Idyllwild, California – John Lautner’s Pearlman Cabin
Infinite Space – John Lautner
Here is the perfect documentary to enjoy during the holidays: Infinite Space, a documentary feature film, traces the lifelong quest of visionary genius John Lautner to create “architecture that has no beginning and no end.” It is the story of brilliance and of a complicated life – and the most sensual architecture of the 20th…… Continue reading Infinite Space – John Lautner
Mid-Century Modern in Italy and California – Then and now
Here in Italy people and authorities don’t think much about Mid-Century Modern architecture having failed completely to protect important buildings and hidden gems in the past – nationwide. 1960’s and 1970’s are mainly wiped off the map and more like candidates set to be demolished or replaced by anonymous, functional buildings without any sense for style and without…… Continue reading Mid-Century Modern in Italy and California – Then and now
Humanity N°8 – Citizens of Humanity and Reyer Labor
To be honest, fashion and trends don’t really matter that much when it comes down to real world problems as posted in our previous blog about the Building Peace Foundation. However, there are some very interesting “fashion meets art “initiatives around trying to help in both, global and local areas. One of them is Citizens of Humanity, a…… Continue reading Humanity N°8 – Citizens of Humanity and Reyer Labor
Imagine the desert, a clear sky, crisp air, stars at night, midcentury architecture by John Lautner, interiors and furniture designed by the new owners. Then think, think twice and this is what you could find – at Desert Hot Springs near Palm Springs, California. Interior designer Tracy Beckmann and furniture designer Ryan Trowbridge bought the run down motel…… Continue reading Desert gem