Archinect - News 2014-04-18T19:20:26-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/29799924/nature-and-design-meet-in-lautner-s-modern-homes Nature And Design Meet In Lautner's Modern Homes eric jonathan martin 2011-12-04T22:28:58-05:00 >2011-12-08T09:16:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o3/o3jeh1xqr13xbk2q.jpg" width="514" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lautner's homes have appeared in Hollywood movies, but the architect himself wasn't particularly well-known when he died in 1994. Still, in 2011 &mdash; the centennial year of Lautner's birth &mdash; his hometown of Marquette, Mich., has honored him with two exhibitions: one at Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum and one at the Marquette Regional History Center.</p></em><br /><br /><p> John Lautner's homes have been featured in many movies, but few people actually know who the architect was who came up with the designs. His space-age designs &nbsp;were probably a favourite of the cinematic because the designs themselves look like something which might be dreamed up by a set designer on some back lot in Hollywood.</p>