Gallery: CA Modern Home Tour: The Hidden Details of John Lautner’s Incr...

 
"Lautner’s fascination with new shapes and structures had nothing to do with Space Age futurism, or movieland glamour, or virtuoso engineering, but came from his determination to humanize the spaces of the built world and create an endlessly varied organic poetry. This was a profoundly serious agenda," says Ann Philbin, the director of the Hammer Museum, in a foreword to the book on Lautner that accompanied a retrospective exhibition of his work.

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  1. Hi Andrea October 29, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Right now there is a related exhibit at the Mingei Museum in San Diego called Three on the Edge featuring the modern and innovative architecture of 3 locals: James Hubbell, Kenneth Kellogg and Wallace Cunningham. All three should also be mentioned and featured above. http://www.mingei.org/exhibition/three-on-the-edge/

  2. Hong Park March 23, 2013 at 6:54 am

    thank you… my eye is cool… !!

  3. Mike Chino March 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    That UFO-esque roof is crazy! I bet the pool creates a nice cool micro climate for the sheltered area underneath it. Definitely an inspiring example of modern architecture for desert climes.

  4. Alyssa Alimurung March 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    The house is amazing. I was fun to read that Lautner designed the roof to look like petals in a desert flower because it really does look like a UFO at first glance!

  5. JasminMC March 21, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    What an amazing home!

  6. Diane Pham March 19, 2013 at 10:24 am

    This is an incredible home. I hope to see it in person at some point in the near future!

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