Archinect - News 2017-07-26T02:51:58-04:00 Designer Trina Turk turns 'forgotten' John Lautner house into midcentury jewel box Alexander Walter 2017-06-07T18:42:00-04:00 >2017-06-13T19:31:05-04:00 <img src="" width="638" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>News of the &ldquo;long-lost&rdquo; Lautner echoed around Los Angeles and the world. The architecture community marveled at how a home designed by a modernist genius could go unnoticed for decades. [...] Somehow, the Salkin Residence, which was completed around the same time as more acclaimed Lautner projects like the Desert Hot Springs Motel, was left out of the architect&rsquo;s list of works when it was assembled by his devotees years later.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <em>NY Times</em> portraits the 'long-lost' John Lautner-designed Salkin Residence, built in 1948 in LA's Echo Park neighborhood and, over the last three years, painstakingly restored to renewed beauty by designer/business woman Trina Turk and her husband, Jonathan Skow.</p> Lautner's Sheats-Goldstein house is to be donated to LACMA Orhan Ayyüce 2016-02-17T12:08:00-05:00 >2016-02-21T20:11:44-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I want the house to be an educational tool for young architects, and I want to inspire good architecture for Los Angeles - James Goldstein</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a most generous move, public in Los Angeles is assured to have access to a masterpiece designed by legendary architect and maintained &nbsp;by its colorful owner Jim Goldstein who dedicated a good part of his living to the healthy survival of the house.</p><p><em>"Even though he had the Concannon Residence torn down, to his credit, James Goldstein made sure in his will that the expanded Goldstein House, and with that the legacy of both structures, &nbsp;will never be sold. The compound could very well become a publicly accessible cultural treasure for the entire city." &nbsp;- Lautner's Concannon Residence, from Dust to Dust</em></p><p>Previously:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lautner's Concannon Residence, from Dust to Dust</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Goldstein responds to Orhan's Concannon article</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interview Magazine on James Goldstein, owner of Lautner's Goldstein House</a></li></ul> John Lautner hits the silver screen Julia Ingalls 2015-12-30T17:34:00-05:00 >2016-01-17T22:01:27-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 1990 documentary "The Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner" screens in Beverly Hills on January 2, and it includes not only dramatic images of the buildings, but also interviews and insights from the builders, owners, and the architect himself.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Like the fine wine of architecture, the work of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Lautner</a> only gets better with age. Whether experienced in exhibition form (the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hammer Museum's 2008 show</a> was a marvelous introduction for those unfamiliar with his canon) to documentary film, Lautner's fearless yet elegant exploration of space and material continues to captivate decades after his death in 1994. What better way to start off 2016?&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Architecture in fashion design Julia Ingalls 2015-08-20T17:01:00-04:00 >2015-08-20T17:01:48-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="472" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although fashion magnate <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tom Ford</a> does not make much of the fact that he studied architecture at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parsons The New School for Design</a>, that early influence can still be felt in his body of work, as it can with Daniel DuGoff, an architectural alum of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Washington University in St. Louis</a> turned fashionista who has recently been attracting <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">press attention</a> for his technically exquisite yet stylish clothing line DDUGOFF. However,&nbsp;the industry has also been venturing into other traditionally architectural realms. In May, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shining 3D Fashion Show Design Contest</a>&nbsp;invited participants to submit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printed</a> clothing options:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The aesthetic structural sensibility of fashion, while obviously existing in a different material realm, shares much with the most visually engaging and relevant architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>This structural appreciation extends beyond clothing into <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">film</a>. When Tom Ford directed the adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's "A Single Man," he had the principal character live in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Lautner</a>'s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schaf...</a></p> John Lautner's Silvertop home to list for $7.5 Million Alexander Walter 2014-08-12T14:41:00-04:00 >2014-08-20T08:59:26-04:00 <img src="" width="553" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It has been the setting for music videos, TV commercials and scenes from the '80s movie "Less Than Zero." Now, the unusual Los Angeles home by influential architect John Lautner is slated to go on the market for $7.5 million. Known as Silvertop, the house has a striking design: It is made up of a series of interlocking half-circles, with a massive, arched concrete roof over the living room.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Can't get enough of that good Lautner stuff? Read Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce's tale of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concannon Residence</a>.</p> Editor's Picks #306 Nam Henderson 2013-03-12T12:30:00-04:00 >2013-03-21T11:23:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition of the ShowCase feature, Archinect published the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hotel Wiesergut a complex renovation and extension by by GOGL ARCHITEKTEN</a>, located in Hinterglemm/Salzburger Land, Austria.&nbsp;<strong>FRaC </strong>thought "<em>those cold roofs are hot!</em>"</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br> Over at the financial times Emma Jacobs chatted with&nbsp; Zaha Hadid an "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unlikely &lsquo;pushover&rsquo; who doesn&rsquo;t play safe</a>".&nbsp;In response <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> commented "<em>I wouldn't work for free, but I'd be happy to be bullied by Zaha for a short term.&nbsp; Like a wilderness survival camp-type vacation</em>"&nbsp;but <strong>GiaCarbello </strong>replied "<em>Diplomacy aside. Donna Sink. Wow. Your comment is as low as Hadids and Schumachers lame comments regarding their inexcusable behavior. They have an idea in their heads that &lsquo;uncompromising standards&rsquo; is the reasons being for such behaviour. Hadid had to fight her way to the top because of a male dominated industry and forgot along the way to find a balance. Self integrity and self respect at lost</em>".</p> <p> However <strong>Apurimac </strong>argued "<em>For christ's sa...</em></p> Bob Hope Estate in Palm Springs Is Up for Sale (for $50m) Archinect 2013-03-08T13:43:00-05:00 >2013-03-12T14:45:17-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The huge Palm Springs estate of Bob Hope, the comic icon of midcentury film and television, and his wife, Dolores, is being brought to market for the first time this month, at an asking price of $50 million. Perched high in the exclusive Southridge community, with panoramic views of the Coachella Valley, including the city of Palm Springs and the San Jacinto Mountains, the 23,366-square-foot home was designed in 1973 by the California Modernist architect John Lautner.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Editor's Picks #273 Nam Henderson 2012-07-15T11:00:00-04:00 >2012-07-16T18:41:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rusty Shackleford quipped "I wonder what the realtor spin will be with these units... &lsquo;Japan style luxury!&rsquo; &lsquo;MINI COOPER with plumbing! Going fast!&rsquo; ...I lived once in 275sg.ft. place in NYC. A more appropriate name for this housing type would be JAIL." KarjaCH countered "if properly designed with great attention paid to detail, 300 sf can be the most amazing place to live". Meanwhile hanque helpfully pointed out "if you look at the RFP they've already been designed."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Archinect&rsquo;s latest project featured in the <strong>Showcase</strong> series is the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House in Ovar</a>, Portugal, by architect, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paula Santos</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <br><p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> NYC launched the adAPT NYC Competition, a pilot program to develop a new housing model for the City&rsquo;s growing small-household population. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">adAPT NYC seeks to create additional choices within New York City&rsquo;s housing market to accommodate the city&rsquo;s changing demographics</a>. The focus being on developing new proposals for a rental building composed primarily, or completely, of micro-units -- apartments smaller than what is allowed under current regulations.</p> <br><p> <strong>Rusty Shackleford</strong> quipped "<em>I wonder what the realtor spin will be with these units... &lsquo;Japan style luxury!&rsquo; &lsquo;MINI COOPER with plumbing! Going fast!&rsquo; ...I lived once in 275sg.ft. place in NYC. A more appropriate name for this housing type would be JAIL.</em>"&nbsp;<strong>KarjaCH</strong> countered "<em>if properly designed with great attention paid to detail, 300 sf can be the most amazing place to live. I spent a year in a 275 sq ft ...</em></p> James Goldstein responds to Orhan's Concannon article Paul Petrunia 2012-07-11T14:01:00-04:00 >2012-07-15T08:59:33-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dear Mr. Ayyuce, I have read your article regarding the destruction of the Lautner Concannon residence and would like to set the record straight. Prior to my purchase and demolition of the Concannon Residence, I had extensive discussions with John Lautner regarding his feelings about the home. He was 100% in favor of the demolition of the Concannon Residence...</p></em><br /><br /><p> The venerable James Goldstein, collector of John Lautner treasures, past and present, responds to Orhan's feature article <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Lautner's Concannon Residence, from Dust to Dust</em></a>. Jump down to the comments to read, along with Orhan's thoughtful reply back to him.</p> Interview Magazine on James Goldstein, owner of Lautner's Goldstein House Archinect 2012-05-07T15:05:00-04:00 >2012-05-07T15:08:50-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="845" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>My business cards say FASHION ARCHITECTURE BASKETBALL. When people ask me what I do, they&rsquo;re usually trying to ask how I made my money, not what my job is. In my mind, what I do is those three things. They occupy most of my time: fashion, going around to all the fashion weeks and being such a fanatic when I pick out my clothes, trying to be in the latest fashions. Architecture, which you can see here, with this house. And basketball, which is another full-time occupation for me.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Interview Magazine does its thing with James Goldstein, owner of John Lautner-designed Goldstein residence.</p> John Lautner: The mirror of Los Angeles Archinect 2011-07-23T23:05:50-04:00 >2011-07-25T10:53:56-04:00 <img src="" width="630" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architect's lengthy struggle with L.A. resulted in great buildings that give us insight into our city. Like Lautner, Los Angeles shouldn't need to look over its shoulder to know when we're doing it right.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> John Lautner (1911-1994) Turns 100 Paul Petrunia 2011-05-11T13:38:30-04:00 >2011-05-11T13:38:31-04:00 <img src="" width="292" height="189" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The John Lautner Foundation is pleased to present the John Lautner Turns 100 series this July 16-November 13, 2011. In celebration of what would have been John Lautner&rsquo;s 100th birthday on July 16, 2011, the series will showcase Lautner&rsquo;s extraordinary body of work while informing and inspiring the public about the importance of preserving it.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>