Archinect - News 2015-03-05T15:16:08-05:00 Historical homes that helped influence modernism Archinect 2012-11-28T12:28:00-05:00 >2012-12-05T15:39:55-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Separated by about four centuries and the Pacific Ocean this pair of houses may seem on paper to have little in common. One was an imperial villa in Kyoto, the other a suburban villa in West Hollywood. One is built on Zen principles for the Japanese emperor, the other was built by a central European architect for himself.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Edwin Heathcote discusses the historical relevance of Rudolph Schindler's Schindler House and Kyoto's Katsura Imperial Villa, and how they helpef influence the modern movement.</p> Side-by-side Schindlers Archinect 2012-10-14T23:11:00-04:00 >2012-10-21T17:16:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On a quiet street in Inglewood, twin 1940 homes by midcentury legend Rudolph M. Schindler have been renovated by owners intent on making the most of the two-bedroom, one-bath floor plans. The goal: Respect the historic architecture while updating the spaces for modern living.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> From Freewayland to the Garage Archinect 2012-05-21T13:03:00-04:00 >2012-05-21T13:07:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Space International's renovation of Rudolph Schindler's Mackey Apartments is both pragmatic and sublime. Choosing to honor the existing architecture through contrast, the studio designed a cantilevered, 75-square metre counterpoint to the original building. An architecture report from Los Angeles by Mimi Zeiger</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Laurelwood Apartments Renovation Archinect 2012-01-18T18:54:00-05:00 >2012-01-19T09:16:19-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Laurelwood Apartments, designed by R.M. Schindler in 1946, recently underwent a complete exterior restoration after years of neglect and disrepair. The 22-unit hillside housing complex, located in Studio City California, is Schindler&rsquo;s largest completed work and a designated Historic Landmark. It demonstrates the innovation and experimentation of the last phase of his career. Constructed in the &ldquo;Schindler Frame&rdquo;, a modular construction system Schindler developed during WWII, it was built with inexpensive and efficient building materials and methods, such as exposed framing used as screens and trellises or grape stakes used as fencing. Schindler was an early critic of the International Style, and here its prevailing principles were challenged through the use of rotated, staggered forms built from common or low materials and adapted to site-specific conditions.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> From the street, the carports create a buffer and point of entry. A central walkway connects the two halves of the...</p>