Moby Los Angeles Architecture Blog:
i’m in new york and montreal and el paso this week, so unfortunately this will be my last architectural update until next monday.
but in the meantime here are some pictures of what is arguably one of the most historic and iconic and remarkable houses in l.a, the schindler house.
it’s been photographed about a million times, and deservedly so, for it’s a beautiful and idiosyncratic and strangely bucolic (although a lot of that is, of course, the setting) house.
it also has a really idealistic and idiosyncratic history, here’s the wikipedia page if you’re interested:
and apparently when it was first built you could sit up in the sleeping baskets and see all the way to downtown (now that’s impossible due to the 4 billion buildings that have been built in the last 90 years in l.a between the schindler house and downtown).
also a nice l.a architecture fact: at one point schindler and neutra co-habitated in the house.
i’ll take some other pictures this week, and if they’re worth looking at i’ll put them up here.
and then next week i’ll get back to taking pictures of oddball buildings in l.a.