July 12, 2013 |
What makes an L.A. house an L.A. house? That question -- a more slippery one than it might appear -- is the driving force behind “Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California,” an exhibition running through Friday at Cal Poly Pomona as part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents architecture series. The single-family house, of course, has always been more than just a building type for the architects, builders, promoters and mythmakers of Los Angeles.
HOME & GARDEN
November 29, 2010 |
The personal residence and studio of the late iconic photographer Julius Shulman has sold for $2.25 million in the Hollywood Hills. The Midcentury Modern steel-frame house, built in 1950 and designed by Raphael S. Soriano, is a Los Angeles historic landmark. The 3,382-square-foot house sits on a wooded flag-shaped lot of nearly an acre. Features include original fixtures, hardwood walls and built-in cabinetry. The studio includes a fireplace, bedroom and bathroom for a total of four bedrooms and three bathrooms on the property.
February 19, 1989
What misbegotten muse, I wondered could have driven Austrian architect Wolf Prix to come up with his unearthly junk pile pictured in the story "Dramatic Dwelling That Says 'I Love L.A.' " (by Leon Whiteson, Feb. 5). The answer came in the telling of how Prix shuts his eyes--"literally"--and begins scribbling out his phantasmagoric concoctions with the nerve-fraying blare of Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles filling his Vienna workplace.
HOME & GARDEN
May 13, 2004 |
"Stand here," directs Edward Killingsworth, indicating the middle of the master suite, or, as he calls it, "the magic spot." Each 90-degree turn you make yields unobstructed sight lines: to the front, a perfectly centered bed; to the left, a glass alcove; to the right, the interior garden room; to the back, through the glass dressing room, an intimate outdoor garden.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1997
The glass and aluminum of architect Raphael Soriano's El Paradiso reflect yesterday's vision of tomorrow. As one of the Modernists who shaped the look of postwar Los Angeles, Soriano helped pioneer the use of metal and glass over wood and stucco in home construction. Now, Soriano's El Paradiso--built on Studio City's Dona Cecilia Drive in 1964--is about to be added to the city's list of historic and cultural monuments.
April 2, 2000 |
Al and Simone Grossman live in a large, light-filled house perched in the hills overlooking Studio City. Designed in 1963 by the late Raphael Soriano, it was declared a historic-cultural monument by the city of Los Angeles in 1997. But more interesting than looks or pedigree is the fact that in the 35 years that the Grossmans have lived there, they have never had to paint anything, inside or out.