CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1997 |
More performance art than fine art, construction workers Thursday began demolition of the Cal State Northridge arts building, knocking down the concrete walls designed by noted modernist architect Richard Neutra. University employees clapped and federal officials posed in hard hats as a front loader crashed through the three-story fine arts building that was damaged beyond repair in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. One section of the structure sunk 6 inches after the quake.
September 5, 2004 |
Houses designed by Modernist architect Richard Neutra aren't impossible to find. There are three others in the same Bel-Air neighborhood as this one, which is known as the Hammerman House for its first owners. There has not been another restored Neutra of this size on the market in at least five years, according to area realty agents. The sellers bought the 1954 house as a restoration project. It has changed hands only twice.
February 7, 1999 |
The elegant roue, Pierce Patchett, of "L.A. Confidential," likely would have raised an eyebrow at the very idea that the Austrian emigre modernist who designed his futuristic 1929 steel-and-glass hideaway in Los Feliz would ever work on a community college.
March 7, 1993 |
If you like the cool geometry of classic modern furniture and want something fresher than the European standards, check out some newly reissued designs by architect Richard Neutra, who came to Los Angeles from Vienna in 1925 and worked here until his death in 1970. The revival was sparked by designer Terry Phipps, who rented the Neutra family's guest house in Silver Lake eight years ago and furnished it with a few of the architect's own chairs and tables.
April 9, 1992 |
Here's an unusual way to celebrate the centennial of the birth of a creative genius: Get a wrecking ball and demolish one of his creations; then, open a joyful exhibition to praise him. Odd, yes. But, it's precisely the sequence of events at UCLA in its effort to mark the life of Richard Neutra (1892-1970), the Viennese-born, Los Angeles-based architect who ranks among the greatest International Style designers of the 20th Century.
HOME & GARDEN
March 13, 2010 |
It all started in 2005, when film producer Mark Gill moved in with screenwriter Hanna Weg and asked, "Honey, can I move the couch?" Little did they know this modest request would lead to a two-year makeover that transformed a nondescript clapboard-and-stucco box to a modern jewel. Weg bought the two-bedroom hillside house in Silver Lake 12 years ago, before she and Gill met and married. She was drawn to it because it felt like a treehouse in the sky, came with a pool and had a separate space below the living quarters that could serve as her office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1986 |
Dione Neutra is used to the world knocking on her front door. Her home on the eastern shore of the Silver Lake reservoir is a landmark of modernist design, a shrine to the international set and to her late husband, architect Richard Neutra, whose remains are buried in the backyard.
April 5, 1992 |
Spanish-style architecture was as hot as a tamale in 1928 Los Angeles. With its red-tile roofs and arched windows, the style satisfied the romantic vision newcomers expected of Southern California homes. So imagine the shock of neighbors and critics alike when, in that same year, a stark steel-and-glass spaceship of a house went up virtually overnight in the Hollywood Hills.
September 6, 1992 |
Events honoring architect Richard J. Neutra's 100th birthday are continuing at USC's Watt Hall with four remaining symposiums on Wednesday and Sept. 14, 21 and 28, held concurrently with the "Neutra Architecture--The View from the Inside," exhibit at the university's Helen Lindhurst galleries.