Continues to Wow After All These Years!
The residential portfolio of famous architect John Lautner is considered to be among the best of the best, and especially now as they continue to stand the test of time and elicit praise and admiration from viewers and new practitioners of the profession. Classic, timeless, innovative and ‘ahead of its time’ are some of the words used to describe these architectural gems. The Walstrom House, featured here, is definitely one of them, albeit more modest than many of his others. It was built in the 1960s in Santa Monica, California, and evidently leading-edge in its use of asymmetrical shapes and layout, and innovative use of wood in both the exterior and interior. It’s so attuned to its surroundings that, inside the house with the extensive use of full-length picture windows and glass, it feels like you’re in a forest aerie set amid lush trees. Take a look at the photos and tell us what you think on our Facebook Page!
It . . . underscores Lautner’s intellectual breadth. His work is never a mere sculptural exercise; it always starts with an intimate understanding of the site, which prevents him from slipping into self-indulgence. That spirit of empathy, of context, unites all great architecture.
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