Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Obviously could not help myself. Don't feel sorry for me... ENJOY! Thank you, Alber!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

JOHN LAUTNER : One of my Favorite American Architects.

Influential American architect John Lautner combined progressive engineering with humane design, he realized over 200 projects during his career, the most stunning ones from1939 to 1992. Nearly all of Lautner's buildings are in California, mostly in and around Los Angeles.

His distinctive use of the principles of organic architecture was influenced by his studies under Frank Lloyd Wright. Lautner's approach to architecture embodied many of Wright's philosophies and preoccupations, above all, the notion of a building as a total concept. Like Wright, his work also shows an obsession with essential geometric forms as well as the concern of integrating the house into its location and creating an organic flow between indoor and outdoor spaces. Many of Lautner's houses were placed in elevated locations or difficult sites, such as hillsides or seashores.

Today, John Lautner’s uniquely dramatic spaces feel very NOW, the below house was designed in 1949. The residence sits at the bottom of a woodland valley close to Los Angeles, it is mainly constructed out of redwood and glass. For sure not one of Lautner's better known projects, it still served as the backdrop of Tom Ford's ├╝ber successful directorial debut A SINGLE MAN.

Monday, November 1, 2010