Archinect - Features 2016-02-12T15:47:59-05:00 ShowCase: Casa H by Bojaus Arquitectura Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-05T14:51:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T19:50:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Bojaus Arquitectura</a>&rsquo;s Casa H is a modernist white cube, but it&rsquo;s also not what you think it is. The cube is sometimes interpreted as a reflex towards neutrality, to get the spaces and the inhabitants within to speak for themselves. But Casa H isn&rsquo;t arbitrarily a white cube; it&rsquo;s the logically resulting form of rationalist, as well as aesthetic, concerns.</p> Soriano's Glen Lukens House: Back to Life and Happy Orhan Ayyüce 2012-07-26T17:41:00-04:00 >2012-08-02T15:53:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Opportunities to write about <a href="" target="_blank">historically significant</a> modern houses in Los Angeles keep coming to my attention this summer and more are on the way. It is kind of fun to write about these masterpieces from my messy office alcove next to the kitchen in our little happy dingbat apartment in Glendale, California.</p> Lautner's Concannon Residence, from Dust to Dust Orhan Ayyüce 2012-07-02T12:35:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T23:30:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> John Lautner's Concannon Residence, designed in 1960, was built in a blurry area contested by the cities of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, with BH having the post office address but not collecting the property taxes. Both cities have a sad track record with the protection of historically significant structures, and have countless modernist architecture bones in their walk-in closets. Both are gleaming their real estate teeth, and are penchant for greed and mediocre architecture. And both have a negligible clue of the cultural values bestowed upon them by their architectural heritage.</p> Branner Fellowship Summary: Aging Modernism Archinect 2011-02-09T13:00:20-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">John K. Branner Traveling Fellowship</a>, awarded each year to three masters of architecture students in their final year at the University of California, Berkeley, gives recipients the opportunity to travel the world for twelve months in pursuit of architectural inquiries that will later inform their theses. This fellowship represents one of the most extensive pre-thesis travel research grants awarded to master level students in the United States. The 2010 Branner Fellows, Adriana Navarro-Sertich, Eleanor Pries, and Melissa Smith have just returned from their travel and are in the midst of thesis production.</p>