April 3, 1988 |
HE'S AN attorney, she's an opera singer. Without a doubt, the style image usually suggested by these two professions is far more conservative than the decidedly hip renovation undertaken recently on this couple's unpretentious, '30s-era stucco bungalow.
April 10, 1992 |
In a land of architectural stars, it was evident that Richard Neutra was a superstar long before many of L.A.'s well-known types were out of diapers. Considered by many to be the city's greatest modernist, Neutra, who died in 1970 at age 78, was toasted on the occasion of what would have been his 100th birthday Wednesday night.
August 3, 1997 |
Tucked away on a quiet street in Santa Monica, a bright red addition peeks out from behind this modest 1929 Spanish bungalow, signaling not only the home of artists Elena Mary Siff and Sam Erenberg but their work and display space as well. Designed by Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg, who live up the street, the hybrid residence has prompted its share of double takes. Says Eizenberg: "It makes you see the normal elements of a house--the windows, the roof, the walls--in a new way.'
January 16, 1992 |
It's hard to make civic buildings these days. Our courthouses, city halls and even halls of records used to be imposing edifices that spoke of the community's pride in its government. These days, we just want the cheapest possible box to house the bureaucracies that are the reality of government.
HOME & GARDEN
April 14, 2005 |
Stucco. It's one of the oldest construction materials we know, one of the easiest ways to cover a building, used on everything from chi-chi mansions to rude mud huts and yet -- stucco. Just the sound of it. Root word: stuck. Rhymes with yucko. Rhythmically similar to uh-oh. Where's the respect? Everywhere, if you know where to look. Revered modern architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra and Frank Gehry used stucco on some of their most famous houses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2003 |
Amid the many quaint aspects of the charming if anachronistic Farmers Market, one stands out as a utilitarian throwback to a mellower age. It is the green, slatted-wood carts that customers use to gather their produce, peanut butter, tri-tips and Cabernet Sauvignon sorbet -- the mainstays and treats that make the 69-year-old market at 3rd Street and Fairfax Avenue an institution. Every year, customers negotiating the market's crowded aisles go through about 800 of the vertical pine baskets.