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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Pierre Koenig – A view from the archive
Perhaps the world famous “Stahl House” in West Hollywood is Pierre Koenig’s best known building (thanks also to photographer Julius Schulmann) but to reduce him to just one building would definitely be wrong. And here is why: Little was known about Pierre Koenig’s great work but with his latest publication “Pierre Koenig – A view…… Continue reading Pierre Koenig – A view from the archive
Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985
For us here at our studio, the California Mid-Century Modern Style which is admired until today is already impressive and inspiring when thinking of the Case Study Houses, Palm Springs or all the other great structures, furniture and materials out there but the current exhibition at the LACMA even goes a step further and deals…… Continue reading Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985
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
Seasons Greetings from Architect and Friends!
MERRY CHRISTMAS – FROHE WEIHNACHTEN – BUON NATALE Architect and Friends wishes you a joyous holiday season and a smashing new year 2017! Stay tuned for more great posts and follow us on Twitter @architectontour HAPPY NEW YEAR – FROHES NEUES JAHR – FELICE ANNO NUOVO Image: JC Buck #MidCenturyModern @architectontour
Don’t get lost in L.A. – This is L.A.!
Remember our post about the lost landscapes of Los Angeles? In many ways the Fifties and Sixties can be seen as the perfect foundation for what L.A. is today. But what about Los Angeles in 2016? When in L.A. our greatest joy is to find new places, meet new people and simply immerse in what L.A.…… Continue reading Don’t get lost in L.A. – This is L.A.!
There’s no Tequila sunrise today! Can we take it easy?
We cant’t! Either at school or university or while traveling to California or watching a live performance in Los Angeles, California or Verona, Italy or while working and being inspired here at our studio by the music…We are very very sad of Glen Frey’s dead! We are Desperados, unfortunately not staying at the Hotel California now but at least…… Continue reading There’s no Tequila sunrise today! Can we take it easy?
Is Los Angeles really lost?
Have you ever been to Los Angeles, California? For me it’s one of the most inspiring and vibrating metropolitan areas in the world. Many Europeans don’t like L.A. because travelling there as tourists at first sight it seems to offer little to them. Leaving behind the Walk of Fame, Beverly Hills and other so called highlights…… Continue reading Is Los Angeles really lost?
Los Angeles in the 1970s
Have you ever seen this movie? Today I found it by accident while looking up other things on the web for work…but sometimes there is time left to look for some interesting stuff of my favorite american city 😉 BoingBoing writes: Despite having died more than a quarter-century ago, architectural historian Reyner Banham remains as…… Continue reading Los Angeles in the 1970s