Friday, 3 March 2017

A Vision in Wood
Architect John Lautner’s (1911-94) architecture stems from it’s context. Revered as one of the pioneers of the Modernist movement in America, Lautner apprenticed with Frank Lloyd Wright and went on to design many remarkable, inspiring structures. 
The ‘Walstrom House’, built into a hillside in 1969, in the Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles is one of my favourites. Designed for an employee’s mother, the residence is a wooded vision bathed in natural light, surrounded with greenery.

Lautner’s architecture doesn’t prescribe to a particular style. Each of his projects has a unique identity. ‘Organic’ is the word I would use to describe the feel in his designs : springing out of the site, celebrating and embracing the setting’s features is the unique thread running through all of Lautner’s work. 

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