Los Angeles

California architecture students design shelters for LA’s growing homeless population

Students at the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture have conceived a series of shelters for homeless people, ranging from a shopping cart converted into a tent structure to a tiny house made of scavenged material. Read more

1960s A-frame: Three-bedroom property in Los Angeles, California, USA

Yes, the living room is the reason why we are talking about this 1960s A-frame property in Los Angeles, California, USA. Not that there is anything wrong with the rest of this 1963 build. We just love that A-frame, the beams, the space that it offers and the light that comes into this place courtesy […]

Historic midcentury: 1940s Rudolph Schindler-designed Kallis-Sharlin Residence in Hollywood Hills West, Los Angeles, California, USA

This place is pretty amazing. It’s also the 1940s Rudolph Schindler-designed Kallis-Sharlin Residence in Hollywood Hills West, Los Angeles, California, USA. Well, most of it is anyway. That’s because two architects have also left their mark on it over subsequent years. According to the agent, this place (amazingly) dates back to 1946. The work of […]

On the market: 1960s Cliff Burlew-designed midcentury modern property in Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA

Another example of a well-preserved house, this time the 1960s Cliff Burlew-designed midcentury modern property in Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA. I do love a random fact on a listing too. In this case, it is about the original owners, who were Dr. Irving and Mari Lipton and apparently ‘ America’s premier collectors of wood […]

On the market: 1950s Pierre Koenig-designed Case Study House #21 in Los Angeles, California, USA

It is commonly known as the Bailey House, but we will go with the 1950s Pierre Koenig-designed Case Study House #21 in Los Angeles, California, USA. This is an icon of midcentury modern design and on the high points of the Case Study programme, the project that reimagined modern living for Arts & Architecture magazine. […]