The Dona S. and Dwight M. Kendall Concourse. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The covered walkway links the east and west sections of campus, making each building accessible to visitors without having to set foot on Wilshire Boulevard.
Originally part of the massive Irvine Ranch, Crystal Cove is a hidden beach along Pacific Coast Highway between the towns of Laguna Beach and Corona del Mar in Southern California. As kids growing up in Orange County in the 1960s, we could ride our horses and dirt bikes along the beaches and in the hills… Read More Newport Beach: Crystal Cove Cottages
The 1948 Herbert Burns-designed Gillman residence in the Little Tuscany neighborhood of Palm Springs was literally brought back from almost certain demolition by Thomboy Properties and their team. What a treat to spend time this week exploring and enjoying this stunning desert home!
A view of the newly updated kitchen in Albert Frey’s 1935 Guthrie House, located in the El Mirador neighborhood of Palm Springs.
Another desert mid-century modernism masterpiece we photographed this week was also designed by Albert Frey. Originally built in 1935 in the El Mirador neighborhood of Palm Springs, a newly completed restoration and modernization of Frey’s Guthrie House undid decades of neglect and ill-conceived remodeling. Transformed and expanded into three-bedrooms and three-bathrooms updated for contemporary desert… Read More Palm Springs: Albert Frey’s 1935 Guthrie House
We spent another sunny and warm afternoon in Palm Springs, this time exploring the architectural gems of the desert for Modernism Week 2020. Our first stop on our extended journey is Palm Springs City Hall, located at 3200 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, just down the street from the Palm Springs International Airport. Designed by legendary… Read More Modernism Week 2020
Engineering Hall. The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine. #hssoe #UCI #anteaters #ucirvine #biomedicalengineering #chemicalengineering #civilengineering #electricalengineering #mechanicalengineering #engineering
While Las Vegas’ historic extreme exterior lighting has largely been replaced by LEDs, Benny Binion’s neon and tungsten-powered signage still illuminates Binion’s Gambling Hall at 128 Fremont Street.
I was saddened to learn that Frank Lloyd Wright’s School of Architecture at Taliesin and Taliesin West will close. Established in 1932, Taliesin has been home to over 1,200 architects who furthered the practice of “Organic Architecture.” I would make many walks from my home in Ancala (which I built in 1997), up the road… Read More Memories of Taliesin West