the age of design

california dreamin

even if you think you don’t know john lautner, you know his work.  the architect who famously hated los angeles, yet is the distinct forefather of its present aesthetic, is the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the hammer museum.  now’s the time to get a little more familiar with lautner, as recent profiles and reviews suggest.  here, an excerpt from the new york times home section:

“in a masterwork built in acapulco, mexico, the 1973 mar brisas house, the swimming pool mirrors the arc of the beach below, as if the two were shaped by the same hand.”


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