Celebrate John Lautner this Saturday

Celebrate John Lautner this Saturday

This Saturday, July 16th, has been declared John Lautner Day in Los Angeles, on what would have been his 100th birthday. The acclaimed architect, who arrived in the Los Angeles in the late 1930s, helped shape the city by designing some of its “most celebrated examples of modern architecture.”

Frank Escher, a board member of the John Lautner Foundation, told the New York Times that Lautner was “instrumental in making Los Angeles an ‘architectural laboratory’ in the postwar years.”

Lautner’s Elrod House was well beyond its years. Its futuristic design was featured in the Bond film Diamonds Are Forever.

His 1960 Chemosphere House, perched high up in the Hollywood Hills, is one of his most celebrated works.

This Lautner home, built in 1949, is like a “tree house” located in Verdugo Mountains in Glendale 1949.

Source: The New York Times

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