Archinect - News 2017-08-22T20:54:32-04:00 Michael Rotondi’s legendary Carlson-Reges House is now for sale Nicholas Korody 2017-02-22T17:27:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T00:19:27-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the first time ever, the Carlson-Reges House designed by Michael Rotondi is up for sale. A collision of industrial materials and a 1920&rsquo;s era power plant, the home is an iconic work of Los Angeles architecture that was awarded an American Institute of Architects award. It is listed for $12.5 million.</p><p>Back in the 1990s, Richard Carlson and Kathy Reges commissioned Rotondi to design the building, intended to serve as the heart of The Brewery, the massive Lincoln Heights live/work art colony that they developed. The home doubled as an art gallery and a kennel for purebred dogs (as well as rescues).&nbsp;</p><p>Check out this <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">review</a> by Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce from a few years ago for more on the project. And head over <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to find out more about what makes Rotondi tick.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>h/t&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Mag</a></em></p> Review: Carlson-Reges House, RoTo Architects Orhan Ayyüce 2012-06-01T06:19:00-04:00 >2017-02-18T17:21:47-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Built 1992-onward in Los Angeles by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RoTo Architects</a>, Carlson-Reges House is an inimitable masterpiece.</p><p>Its architect Michael Rotondi describes the building as if various parts piled on top each other like children construct their building piece by piece, one component supporting the other one, until the whole structure holds together. He also adds, in that building process, the form of the piece is the end result of more important goal, the idea of having the structure stand up.<br>In the case of Carlson-Reges House, the resultant form is quite poetic. The architect, in my reading, while choreographing the construction, holds onto ever changing concept of spatial relativities. Sometimes thought out before hand sometimes spontaneous, these are series of intellectual and material strategies.</p><p>My first inclination to call the building is &ldquo;story within a story.&rdquo; A good way to describe the new components inserted within an old concrete shell. However, this is not a nesting concept, as the story...</p>