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.
KEM WEBER, 1889 – 1963, was born in Berlin, Germany, a furniture- and industrial designer, an architect, art director and teacher. Going by his first name KEM is the short for his full name KARL EMANUEL MARTIN.
Before he enrolled at the school of decorative arts in berlin in 1908, where he studied with BRUNO PAUL, he was trained as a cabinet maker. Already in 1910 he became involved in the construction of the german pavilion at the the brussels world fair. After graduating in 1912 kem worked for the german government on a display for the San Francisco PANAMA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION in 1915.
To supervise the project he was sent to san francisco and was stranded there after WW1 ( 1914 – 1918 ) erupted. While teaching in Santa Barbara, California, Kem opened his own design studio, became a U.S.citizen in 1924, and headed to L.A. as an art director for Barker Bros. furniture.
From 1927 on, he also designed modern sets for Hollywood movies and private residences in his own studio. In 1934 his AIRLINE CHAIR became famous.
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/…
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.
1438 N Kenter Ave, Brentwood, CA 90049
3BD / 2BA
An opportunity to own a Richard Neutra Architectural with panoramic views spanning from the Santa Monica Bay to Century City and to the San Gabriel Mountains.
This Crestwood Hills private oasis includes a spacious step down Living room with Fireplace, Dining room and Master all overlooking the beautiful views.