Archinect - News 2016-10-23T21:54:34-04:00 Eye candy: enjoy these freshly digitized, gorgeous contemporary photos of Southern California's finest midcentury modern architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-25T18:29:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T01:47:49-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>No longer confined to collecting dust in storage rooms, over a thousand slides documenting modern architecture's emergence in Southern California have been digitized by the USC Library, and are now available to view for free <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">online</a>.</p><p>The approximately 1300 slides were culled from the collections of Fritz Block and Pierre Koenig, which both belong to the USC Libraries. Koenig himself chose which slides he wanted digitized in the late 1990s, for a project that never fully came to pass, but from which a delightfully dated <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">prototype website</a> is still accessible. The slides feature work by various architects,&nbsp;mostly within Southern California.</p><p>Check out the full collection <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>, and a few select images below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>&uarr;&nbsp;John Lautner's Foster Residence in Sherman Oaks, from Pierre Koenig's collection.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <em>Frank Lloyd Wright's&nbsp;Millard Residence in Pasadena, from Fritz Block's collection.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>Pierre Koenig's&nbsp;</em><em>Schwartz residence in Santa Monica (1996), from Pierre Koenig's collection.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>Albert Frey's Frey Residen...</em></p> Neutra's Case Study House 20, formerly owned by "The Simpsons" co-creator Sam Simon, is for sale Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-07T12:51:00-04:00 >2015-10-23T21:04:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But this is no ordinary celebrity party pad; the unusual property is a showstopper even for the ritzy Pacific Palisades real estate market, and is actually comprised of two different homes. First is Case Study 20 Bailey House, designed by famed architect Richard Neutra and fully restored by Simon. [...] The second part of the estate is a certified LEED Gold, four-bedroom contemporary main house, which Simon built in 2010.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The entire estate, including both Case Study 20 and Simon's 2010 four-bedroom, is listed at $18M.</p> Why list Case Study houses on the National Register? Archinect 2013-08-28T15:05:00-04:00 >2013-09-01T18:08:46-04:00 <img src="" width="581" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Adrian Scott Fine, the conservancy&rsquo;s director of advocacy, spoke with us about the importance of this national recognition, what it means for the historic houses and why an 11th home, Case Study House No. 23A, was deemed eligible to be listed but wasn&rsquo;t because of the owner's objection.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's Most Famous House Finally Makes the National Register</a></p> LA's Most Famous House Finally Makes the National Register Archinect 2013-08-20T21:25:00-04:00 >2013-08-28T15:09:08-04:00 <img src="" width="200" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Case Study Houses have finally made the National Register of Historic Places (well, 11 of them have). [...] The LA Conservancy's Modern Committee spent nearly a decade trying to get some of the CSHes recognized and last month the National Park Service officially listed 10 of the houses [...]; an eleventh "was determined eligible for listing but not formally listed due to owner objection," according to the Conservancy.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why list Case Study houses on the National Register?</a></p> Reading L.A.: The giant, complex legacy of the Case Study program Archinect 2011-09-20T19:59:15-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Case Study program, in case it still needs any introduction, was a pioneering effort sponsored by L.A.-based Arts &amp; Architecture magazine and its ambitious editor, John Entenza, to develop new and unapologetically modernist prototypes for the postwar American house.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>