Archinect - News 2017-03-01T13:28:46-05:00 Ain't No Party Like an Archinect Party: Treatise Launch at the VDL House Julia Ingalls 2015-05-06T16:20:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T19:02:57-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cognoscenti Coffee</a> cocktails were flowing (and frothing) at the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutra VDL House</a> on Saturday May 2nd, as Archinect, the VDL House and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graham Foundation</a> hosted the book launch of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Treatise</em></a>, a series of publications wherein 14 relatively new design offices explored the question "Why Write Alone?" Featuring work from emerging talents such as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Kovacs</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Point Supreme</a>, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTLab</a>, the project is part of a larger mandate to explore creative approaches to architecture, and was initially part of an exhibition featuring over 200 models, images, drawings, and multi-media installations curated by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a> in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago</a> in January.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diana Koenigsberg</a></em></p><p>Several hours into the party, the stylishly-dressed Lai mounted the gravel strewn median above the&nbsp;courtyard&nbsp;to toast the Graham Foundation for providing the grant&nbsp;that&nbsp;made <em>Treatise</em> possible. He also thanked Archinect's Paul Petrunia&nbsp;for hosting the event, to which over 250 attendees affirmatively R.S.V.P.-ed.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diana Koe...</a></em></p> Architect Dion Neutra To Take His Famous Father's Work To Raleigh, NC kimweiss 2012-10-30T19:19:00-04:00 >2012-11-05T19:32:53-05:00 <img src="" width="220" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong><i>Triangle Modernist Houses continues the 2012 TalkModern Lecture Series. </i></strong></p> <p> October 30, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) &ndash; In 1949, <i>Time</i> magazine named modern master <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Neutra</a> (1892-1970) the second most important architect in America, second only to Frank Lloyd Wright. On Tuesday, November 13, at 7 p.m., <b>the master&rsquo;s son, architect Dion Neutra, AIA,</b> will discuss his father&rsquo;s celebrated work and philosophy when he presents &ldquo;Neutra Architecture: The View From Inside&rdquo; at the AIA North Carolina Center for Architecture and Design in downtown Raleigh.</p> <p> Dion&rsquo;s lecture is the second half of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Triangle Modernist Houses</a>&rsquo; 2012 TalkModern Lecture Series this fall entitled &ldquo;A Fistful of Neutras.&rdquo; His brother Raymond spoke in October.&nbsp;</p> <p> A partner in his father&rsquo;s firm, Dion will share his personal and professional views of the sensitivity to the relationship of man and nature that he and his father called bio-realism.</p> <p> &ldquo;The Neutras sounded the environmental alarm in the 1950s many years before ecology, ...</p> 'nother Neutra slated to be demo'd Barry Lehrman 2011-07-25T14:55:17-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="370" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The [Kronish House]... has been "terribly neglected, but the bones are still there," said Dion Neutra, an architect who teamed up with his late father, Richard, on the project. "The new owner thinks it would be more valuable to tear it down and have empty land."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Cal Poly Pomona Archives on California Modernism and International Style Orhan Ayyüce 2011-04-19T14:33:46-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> I recently got&nbsp;acquainted&nbsp;with Cal Poly Pomona's archives of Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Donald Wexler, Garrett Eckbo, Craig Ellwood and others. These archives contain <em>never published before</em> original drawings, photographs, blueprints, and stories. They were given to the College of Environmental Design and they are in care of Dr. Lauren Weiss Bricker. The archives are open to public with an appointment. I have&nbsp;arranged&nbsp;a permission to do an Archinect Feature on them including an interview with Dr. Bricker and others who have many stories about this precious collection. Coming soon...</p> Neutra on a roll Barry Lehrman 2011-04-09T23:21:57-04:00 >2011-04-10T22:51:53-04:00 <img src="" width="586" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 1941 Maxwell house by Richard Neutra, one of Southern California's most celebrated residential architects, is being moved in pieces from Brentwood to a vacant lot in Angelino Heights, the neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles best known for its restored Victorians. Photographer Brian Thomas Jones was on the scene as the first part of the 1,700-square-foot wooden structure made the journey down Sunset Boulevard to its new home.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The LA Times covers the moving of Neutra's Maxwell house.</p>