July 9, 2013 |
Actor Brad Blumenthal has an investment property in Hollywood Hills West up for sale at $28.8 million. Perched above the Sunset Strip, the more than one-acre compound has panoramic city views and 13,000 square feet of living space in three structures -- a main house, a guesthouse and a gym/wellness center above the garage. Designed by Hagy Belzberg, the contemporary estate features spaces for indoor-outdoor living, a swimming pool and a lawn. There are eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
October 28, 2010 |
Architectural symbols are rarely more layered, complex or self-aware than in a Holocaust museum, where the architect's nearly impossible job is to mark murder on a mass scale while at the same time providing some sense of resilience and hope. In some cases the resulting design takes on a slashing, dissonant form, as in Daniel Libeskind's 1999 Jewish Museum in Berlin. In others it tries to communicate at least a small part of the claustrophobia and confusion that awaited prisoners inside Nazi camps; that was among the central goals of James Ingo Freed, who designed the bluntly powerful 1993 United States Holocaust Museum on the National Mall in Washington.
May 16, 2004 |
Combining two Southern California cultural staples, this long, narrow pool has a broken line of white tile along the bottom that resembles a drag strip. Then there's black-and-white tile at the waterline--similar to the checkered flag at the Daytona 500. Santa Monica architect Hagy Belzberg collaborated with a Seattle colleague, George Wittman, to design the auto-inspired pool for their client, who customizes cars for print ads and TV commercials. That was the easy part.
October 25, 2007 |
Julius Shulman's architectural photographs seem to be everywhere. They play a key role in "Birth of the Cool" at the Orange County Museum of Art. They're also the subject of solo exhibitions at Santa Monica's Craig Krull Gallery and L.A. Central Library's Getty Gallery. Shulman, who's best known for his shot of Pierre Koenig's Case Study #22, used actors in his photos to evoke a lifestyle rather than merely a building. "I used people from the beginning," Shulman says.
May 21, 2000 |
Is it sacrilege to eat a sloppy backyard frank under a canopy originally designed to shield diners feasting on baby arugula salad with shaved pears? "Let's put it this way," says 35-year-old architect Hagy Belzberg of his umbrella. "It raises whatever environment you're in to a higher level." "The Wing," conceived for Joachim Splichal's Nick & Stef's Steakhouse downtown (and soon to appear at the new Belzberg-designed Plaza Cafe at LACMA), is now available for the home.
September 30, 2013 |
The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust said on Monday that it has named Samara Hutman as its new executive director. Hutman -- who comes from Remember Us, a Holocaust education organization -- will report to museum President E. Randol Schoenberg. Hutman served as executive director of Remember Us since 2011. Remember Us works with middle and high schools to promote Holocaust awareness. She will officially begin her new job at the L.A. Museum of the Holocaust on Tuesday. CRITICS' PICKS: What to watch, where to go, what to eat At the museum, Hutman will take on the executive director role that Schoenberg had filled on a temporary basis.