Archinect presents Next Up: Floating Worlds at the Neutra VDL on Saturday, March 4!
We don’t draft designs in a void and cities don’t spring straight from our imaginations. Architecture is itself a designed object, circumscribed and delimited by the social, political, and economic conditions of the era. But, likewise, these conditions aren’t exactly natural—they’re... View full entry
The Department of Interior announces 24 new National Historic Landmarks
Earlier today, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced 24 new National Historic Landmarks. Defined as “historic properties of exceptional value to the nation [that promote] the preservation efforts of federal, state, and local agencies and Native American tribes, as well as... View full entry
Listen to highlights from Enrique Norten's interview, winner of the 2015 Neutra Award
Somewhere along the lines of recent years, I became the unofficial interviewer for the semiannual Neutra Award, offered by Cal Poly Pomona to highly regarded master architects in Neutra's vein. In the past, it has been awarded to Tadao Ando, Michael Rotondi and now, Enrique Norten of TEN... View full entry
Get Lectured: Cal Poly Pomona, 2015 Neutra Award lecture
Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2015Archinect's Get Lectured is ready for another school year. Get Lectured is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series—and their snazzy posters—for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any... View full entry
Archinect to host party & book launch for "Treatise: Why Write Alone?" at the Neutra VDL Saturday, May 2nd!
Mark your calendars for Saturday evening, May 2! Archinect is heading out to the Neutra VDL House in Los Angeles for the "Treatise: Why Write Alone?" West Coast book launch. Archinect, Neutra VDL House, and The Graham Foundation will be co-hosting the event.The Neutra VDL House in Silver Lake, Los... View full entry
Upcoming Cal Poly Pomona events at the historic Neutra VDL House in L.A.
In need of weekend plans for December? Some fun Saturday events are happening at the Neutra VDL House in Los Angeles. If you're around the area, be sure to check 'em out!Event details are right below:RELIER Fundraiser & Cocktail Party | December 14, Doors open 4 p.m.The RELIER team -- an... View full entry
Sarah Lorenzen is the New Chair of Cal Poly Pomona Arch.
Cal Poly Pomona Architecture Department gets a new energetic chairperson to take the school to a new and better direction.Dean Michael Woo of College of Environmental Design breaks the news: "I am happy to announce that Associate Professor Sarah Lorenzen is the new Chair of the Architecture... View full entry
Next Archinect Sessions: Saturday, November 19
Archinect and Cal Poly Pomona are pleased to present Part 3 of the series Archinect Sessions @ the VDL. Saturday, November 19th @ 3:00 pm @ the Neutra VDL Research House. This discussion will be on the production of public space with USC's Stefano de Martino and UC Berkeley Geographer, Javier... View full entry
Next Archinect Sessions this Saturday, November 5
We're excited to announce the next round of Archinect Sessions, to kick off on Saturday, November 5th, at the Neutra VDL House, in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, in collaboration with Cal Poly Pomona. Archinect Sessions is a series of discussions with architects, academics and other interesting... View full entry
Archinect Sessions kicks off with Ray Kappe on Oct. 22
We're excited to announce the next round of Archinect Sessions, to kick off on Saturday, October 22nd, at the Neutra VDL House, in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, collaborating with Cal Poly Pomona.Archinect Sessions is a series of discussions with architects, academics and other interesting individuals... View full entry
Oh Nooo! Neutra Photograph of the Day
Recenly erected traffic signal in front of historically significant Neutra VDL House in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. No notification was ever sent to institutions, individuals and organizations in charge of the house which is open to public.
— Orhan Ayyuce
As architects we struggle to add public value in architecture so that our profession survives and makes us worthwhile, the people who are in charge of infrastructure, as in this case, the traffic engineers, don't see any value in something like the historic home of the modern... View full entry
Neutra VDL now has an iPad app
The Plasmatic Concepts / iPad app includes never seen before photography of the house along with photographs of famed architectural photographer Julius Shulman, courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Trust. An interactive timeline, rotating 3D models, plans and sections, are some of the features that... View full entry
Introducing Archinect Sessions at the Neutra VDL House!
For those of you in Los Angeles on September 11, mark your calendars and RSVP now to get a seat. Archinect Sessions kicks off in Silver Lake's Neutra VDL House with Debate #1: The Future of Urbanism, featuring moderator Orhan Ayyuce, and guests Bryan Finoki (Subtopia) and Geoff Manaugh (BLDGBLOG.)... View full entry
Neutra VDL House Good News
With the great efforts of resident director Sarah Lorenzen and the greater architectural community of Los Angeles, the leaky roofs of Richard Neutra's VDL House is being fixed. This is the first step to preserve this important house.With the great efforts of resident director Sarah Lorenzen and... View full entry
More on the efforts to save Neutra VDL House
IT has been a tough year for the Neutra VDL Research House II, the fabled glass box overlooking Silver Lake reservoir. Already in need of costly repairs, the house where Richard Neutra lived and worked was damaged further by winter storms that overwhelmed its flat roof, poured rain into the walls... View full entry