i haven’t put up an architecture update in a couple of weeks… i’m sorry. mea culpa.
todays’ house is the derby house, built in glendale by lloyd wright, frank’s son. per usual i could only take pictures from the street, as the creepy architectural voyeur stalker that i happen to be.
i’m not sure i would want to live in one of lloyd or frank’s mayan spaceships, but i’m amazed and happy that they exist. they’re like an obscure architectural/design cul de sac that showed up in the 20th century and pretty quickly disappeared. an odd side bar of heavily ornamented modernism, usually looking like a bunker built by mayans or aztecs visiting from a very distant galaxy. but it’s hard to not be impressed and amazed by the inventiveness and the oddness and the uniqueness of these bunkers.
oh, also, completely unrelated, i’m having an art opening at project gallery on cahuenga, if you’d like to come by. the show will be up from this friday for about 5 or 6 weeks. it’s all pictures of the apocalypse and the post-apocalyptic cult of the innocents.
i’ve put some other pictures up here.
hopefully see you soon,
ok, i’ve been remiss in my architectural blogging
mea culpa, i’m sorry. my sad, paltry excuse: i’ve been really busy. i know, cheap and paltry.
also i haven’t been in l.a that much as of late (i’m currently in sydney, heading to singapore tomorrow. did i mention that i might actually be asleep while writing this? it’s true).
in lieu of a fully fledged architectural blog update i’m going to post a listing to the sowden house (one of the most interesting houses in the world, probably) in the hopes that someone i like buys it, as it’s near my house, and that way i will, in theory, have more friends.
someday soon i’ll have more of my own actual photos to post. in the meantime: the amazing lloyd wright house.
back to sleep.
assuming i’m not already asleep.
or good morning.
i truly have no idea.
one of the greatest places in hollywood is the barnsdall art park.
it has an iconic frank lloyd wright house building, a bunch of stately pine trees, a beautiful art museum, a theater, and this odd little outlier building.
this odd little outlier building even has a plaque. it says ‘arts and crafts house’.
which, really, says very little about the house, as it’s not even really an arts and crafts house.
so, me being captain ignorant, i don’t know if it was designed by frank lloyd wright or not.
i looks sort of like frank lloyd wright and schindler got together and made a nice house, but i’m assuming that’s not actually what happened.
is it a frank lloyd wright house?
what is it?
even the nice barnsdall art park web site doesn’t have any information about it, which is kind of a shame as it’s a beautiful little house, even if it’s kind of falling apart.
i’m also including a view from the oddball little maybe-frank-lloyd-wright-designed-it house, as it’s a really nice view and it somehow makes los feliz and bits of hollywood look the little villages they must’ve been in 1923. or so i’m guessing.
and maybe if i’m lucky i’ll find out who actually designed this little beauty of a house and maybe if i’m even luckier they’ll fix it up, as it’s really not in the greatest shape.