University of Michigan

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI


Lecture: Barbara Bestor, Bestor Architecture

By lacroixa
Apr 3, '12 10:44 AM EST

Bestor Architecture is a Los Angeles based modern architecture firm, founded in 1995 by architect Barbara Bestor. The office is collaborative and produces design that navigates between popular culture, art, and architecture. Recent projects include custom houses, art environments, collaborative installations and graphics, and commercial spaces as well as the book, "Bohemian Modern; Living in Silverlake" (Harper Collins 2006). Built work has been published in a wide range of media including national and international print journalism and video. The office engages Southern California as both the site and subject of architectural and cultural production to create contemporary environments. The office's manifesto, which is embedded in the work, is "Everyone should experience strange beauty every day."

Barbara Bestor, Bestor Architecture