The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat (2nd Trailer)
In 1959, a working-class government employee in the tiny desert town of Lone Pine, California, asked world-famous modern architect Richard Neutra to design his modest family home. To his surprise, Neutra agreed. Thus began an unlikely friendship that would last for the rest of Neutra’s life. “The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat” tells the story of this house, and its stunning desert setting, through interviews with Richard Oyler, actress Kelly Lynch, who currently owns the house, Neutra’s two sons, and well-known LA real estate agent Crosby Doe.
Caisse d’Epargne building, Bordeaux-Meriadeck, Edmond Lay, 1977
This was too much not to reblog. Please tell me it still exists.
Miracle Mile, CA
Johnie’s, formerly Romeo’s Times Square, designed in 1955. Now just a filming location, Johnie’s is one of the many repurposed sites from an era of design innovation.
Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990 on view now at the Getty Center. A rich exploration of an often overlooked architecturally intriguing city.
Romeo’s Time Square Restaurant, exterior corner perspective, 1955, Armet & Davis, Collection of Armet Davis Newlove Architects.
For Milan Design Week 2013, Kengo Kuma brought his trademark style of transparency and lightness to the city center. In “Naturescape for Urban Stories,” Kuma envisions a natural space set within the bustling metropolis of Milan. Suspended between sculpture and architecture, Kuma’s installation reinterprets the traditional Japanese garden as a series of sinuous, organic spaces comprised of pietra serena stone, bamboo, water and gravel. Click through to see more!
Some accidental zoomorphism found in Paul Rudolph’s Boston government service center