The HABITATION series is an invitation to experience a form of living that is not necessarily yours, yet encourages critical examination of the players who develop, fund and inhabit Los Angeles from the inner city to the west side.
Architects from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, who found their way to the Pacific Ocean in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s as emigres or exiles, exercised a powerful influence on the development of a specifically Californian modernist architecture. The symposium “Building … | +
Demographic Factors: No longer out in the country, King’s Road is today largely lined with three- and four-story apartment buildings, many of which are built virtually property-line to property-line, resulting in a rather high-density environment. Residents are fall into two … | +
If we speak of civilisation, we mean that part of human enterprise which in sheer self-defence struggles to mould human surroundings to respond to its needs . . . The only point of view from which civilisatory efforts can be … | +
Dave Hullfish Bailey: “Gimme Shelter” by Michael Darling For Dave Hullfish Bailey, everything springs from The Word. Not unlikely a by-product of his prior theological training, the intense scrutiny he directs at language has a tendency to bear down on … | +
When Schindler built the Kings Road residence, it was still possible to conceive of Los Angeles as an Edenic Last Chance: a terminus on a distant and fertile shore where the negative social conditions of Europe and America’s East Coast … | +