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buildings in los angeles, california, united states

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Bonaventure Hotel see more

Pure ’70s L.A by John Portman.


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Case Study House No. 22 see more open website in same window

Stahl house by Pierre Koenig. This 2009 article paints a picture of how it was to live in. Further photos can be found on Pierre’s still fairly intact website .

Conjunctive Points see more

A group of 1990s buildings and follies at Hayden Tract, Culver City, by Eric Owen Moss for Samitaur Constructs. Most are extensions to existing factories. See also the Stealth Building nearby.


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Eames House see more open website in same window

You must book in advance to visit. You can catch Big Blue Bus #9 straight there from Santa Monica, but you’ll need a map as it isn’t visible from the street. The house is in mint condition, and the interiors have been preserved from when the Eames lived there. If you’ve done a half decent sketch let them know a they are intending to publish a book of them (2006). The neighbour’s house is also by the Eames, you can peek over the fence.


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J. Paul Getty Museum see more open website in same window

Very large and lots of cold stone. Angelos love to lie on the lawns in Summer. And bloody hard to get to and from on the infrequent bus… what do you expect from an oil magnate. It’s free.


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Stealth building see more

The developers, one who looked a bit like David Crosby, were old hippies (in the best sense) who felt they were doing great things for Hayden Tract when they transformed it with a number of Eric Owen Moss buildings in the 1990s. Samitaur continue to work closely with Eric Owen Moss Architects. See also some of the other buildings in Hayden Tract.


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The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels see more open website in same window

Not the smoothest of jobs for architect Rafael Moneo, a very difficult client I hear. Most of his design looks fairly intact, if you avoid the crypt.


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