13547 Contour Dr, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
3BD / 2.5BA
The Buff and Hensman Everts House.
Arrive through a double set of doors to your own outdoor living room.
11051 Wrightwood Ln, Studio City, CA 91604
The Thies Residence, an exemplary Mid century Modern architectural home from Carl Maston, award winning graduate of the USC school of architecture and it’s located in Studio City.
Modernist lines abound throughout this home evidenced by folded plate ceiling details to the endless rows of floor to ceiling glass windows.
Architect Frank Gehry discusses his architectural training, working for William Pereira, and how the experimental art scene of Los Angeles in the 1960s and ’70s sparked his creativity. He also reflects on the unusual design of his personal residence in Santa Monica.
Special thanks to: Frank Gehry and Joyce Shin, Gehry Partners, LLP; Ethel Pattison, the Flight Path Learning Center of Southern California; Dana Smith, Johnson Fain; Julian Wasser; Gemini G.E.L.; Tim Street-Porter.
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Photographs: Courtesy of Gehry Partners, LLP; LAX Photo Archives at the Flight Path Learning Center of Southern California; Courtesy of Johnson Fain; Courtesy and © Julian Wasser; Larry Bell Studio; Joe Goode Studio; Courtesy Ed Moses and Frank Gehry; Charles Brittin Papers, courtesy of the Getty Research Institute, © J. Paul Getty Trust; Courtesy Billy Al Bengston; Courtesy Sidney Felsen and Stanley Grinstein; © and courtesy Tim Street-Porter.
© J. Paul Getty Trust
This video is part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., a Getty initiative that brings together local cultural institutions for a wide-ranging look at the postwar built environment of Los Angeles, from its famous residential architecture to its vast freeway network, revealing the city’s development and ongoing global impact in new ways.
Learn more about the exhibition, Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990, co-organized by the Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum.http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/…
The first major exhibition to survey Los Angeles’s complex urban landscape and diverse architectural innovations.
During the 20th century, Los Angeles rapidly evolved into one of the most populous and influential industrial, economic, and creative capitals in the world. Innovations promoted by enlightened patrons and visionary planners and architects transformed an expansive, latent landscape into a vibrant laboratory for cutting-edge design.
Overdrive refers to the extraordinary pace and worldwide impact of L.A.’s impressive growth. The term also alludes to the fact that an engine churning at incredible speed may overheat. In the face of complicated civic, socioeconomic, and environmental challenges, L.A. has continued to recalibrate and foster bold new cycles of architectural exploration.
This groundbreaking exhibition provides an engaging view of the region’s diverse urban landscape, including its ambitious freeway network, sleek corporate towers, whimsical coffee shops, popular shopping malls, refined steel-and-glass residences, and eclectic cultural institutions. Drawings, photographs, models, films, animations, oral histories, and ephemera illustrate the complex dimensions of L.A.’s rich and often underappreciated built environment, revealing this metropolis’s global impact.
Highways 5, 10, 60, and 101 Looking West, L.A. River and Downtown Beyond, 2004, Michael Light. Archival pigment print, 40 x 50 in. (101.6 x 127 cm). Collection of and © Michael Light, Courtesy of Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica
Posting courtesy of The Getty Museum
3201 Oakley Drive, Hollywood Hills, CA 90068
3BD / 4BA
This Mid Century Modern home is sited discreetly on a lushly planted lot minutes away from the Sunset Strip in The Hollywood Hills at the end of a cul-de-sac.
This walled and gated three-bedroom, three bath home, designed by John Bertram is the quintessential mid-century gem.
3056 Landa Street, Echo Park, CA 90039
2BD / 2BA
The Austrian Spencer House in Echo Park by Mid Century Modern pioneer Raphael Soriano is one of the last remaining homes built by the legendary architect.
Together with Nuetra, Schindler and Koenig, Soriano helped to define mid century modern architecture.