Monday, March 23, 2009

Architect John Lautner

Marbrisa, John Lautner, Acapulco, 1973 photo Sara Sackner

John Lautner was one of this century’s important contemporary American architects. His work was concerned with the relationship of the human being to space and of space to nature. “Shelter,” he said, “is the most basic human need.”

Lautner practiced architecture for more than 55 years, designing unusual and unique residences in and near Los Angeles, including Silvertop, the Chemosphere, the Sheats/Goldstein residence, the Levy residence, and the Elrod residence (Palm Springs, CA), as well as many others around the world. He was also responsible for the innovative design of some restaurants (Henry’s, Googies, Tiny Naylor’s).

Walstrom Residence, John Lautner, Los Angeles, 1969 photo Joshua White

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(photos via LesCarnetsDeDesign)