Posts Tagged ‘unique’

People in Glass Houses: The Legacy of Joseph Eichler

People in Glass Houses: The Legacy of Joseph Eichler Luanne Bradley Procurers of these 20th-century inside-outside, flat-roofed dwellings are referred to as Eichler-holics who won’t live anywhere else. Realtor-turned-filmmaker Monique Lombardelli brings their experience home while shedding light on a Northern California architectural movement in her new documentary, People in Glass Houses: The Legacy of Joseph Eichler .   “One reason why I respect him so much is how he changed the game completely,” Lombardelli says in describing the 11,000 airy dwellings the former dairy salesman erected, the majority in the San Francisco Bay Area aided by A

Event Spotlight » Light My Way, Stranger

by Linda Taalman On Friday, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture held its first Day of the Dead auction featuring custom-designed lamps by architects and artists from Los Angeles and beyond. The proceeds from the auction will benefit future MAK Center programs and the stewardship of the three Rudolph Schindler dwellings in which their unique programming takes place.

Architecture » Kids’ Rooms We Love

by Diana Budds Kids' rooms often tread traisitionary territory when it comes to modern design. What might be good for a five-month-old may not transition well to when he or she is five years old

Conversation » Q&A with Pakistan’s First Female Architect

by Jaime Gillin As profiled in our "Women of Influence" roundup in our July/August 2012 issue, Yasmeen Lari is the closest thing Pakistan has to a design superhero. After years working as an architect, designing buildings for a wide range of clients, from corporate campuses to low-income housing, she left private practice in order to focus on issues close to her heart, including developing sustainable and vernacular disaster relief housing and dedicating herself to writing, research, and her work with the Heritage Foundation of Pakistan, the ambitious nonprofit she developed with her husband

Backstory » The Making of Screenplay: Part 5

by Jenny Wu Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest installation, Screenplay, to be featured at the upcoming Dwell on Design 2012. Part 5: Designing the Tools. How to start?