midcenturymodernfreak:

1961 Fairhaven Tract Eichler Homes Model LJ-124 | Architects: A. Quincy Jones & Frederick E. Emmons | Orange, CA | Photo: Jason Schmidt | Courtesy Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. - Via

midcenturymodernfreak:

1961 Fairhaven Tract Eichler Homes Model LJ-124 | Architects: A. Quincy Jones & Frederick E. Emmons | Orange, CA | Photo: Jason Schmidt | Courtesy Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. - Via

posted on 14.03.18

midcenturymodernfreak:

1960 Stahl House Model (Case Study House No. 22) | Architect: Pierre Koenig Los Angeles, CA -  Via

midcenturymodernfreak:

1960 Stahl House Model (Case Study House No. 22) | Architect: Pierre Koenig Los Angeles, CA -  Via

posted on 14.03.06

posted on 14.03.05

alexainslie:

California, 1940.

alexainslie:

California, 1940.

(Source: natgeofound)

posted on 14.02.20

posted on 14.01.12

cabbagerose:

hayvenhurst folie, encino, ca/new theme
via: newtheme

cabbagerose:

hayvenhurst folie, encino, ca/new theme

via: newtheme

posted on 13.10.01

midcenturymodernfreak:

Another Look at an Historic House | Part 1

1932 VDL House aka Neutra Research House | Architect: Richard Neutra (& son Dion Neutra) | 2300 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039 - Via

posted on 13.09.07

memoriastoica:

Dodger Stadium construction in three stages.

Circa 1960.

posted on 13.09.05

inothernews:

Via Bloomberg Businessweek:

Almost a year after Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors (TSLA) and SpaceX, first floated the idea of a superfast mode of transportation, he has finally revealed the details: a solar-powered, city-to-city elevated transit system that could take passengers and cars from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes.  In typical Musk fashion, the Hyperloop, as he calls it, immediately poses a challenge to the status quo—in this case, California’s $70 billion high-speed train that has been knocked by Musk and others as too expensive, too slow, and too impractical.
In Musk’s vision, the Hyperloop would transport people via aluminum pods enclosed inside of steel tubes.  He describes the design as looking like a shotgun with the tubes running side by side for most of the journey and closing the loop at either end. These tubes would be mounted on columns 50 to 100 yards apart, and the pods inside would travel up to 800 miles per hour. Some of this Musk has hinted at before; he now adds that pods could ferry cars as well as people. “You just drive on, and the pod departs,” Musk told Bloomberg Businessweek in his first interview about the Hyperloop.
… Musk has built his entrepreneurial career attacking businesses he deems inefficient or uninspiring. He co-founded PayPal in a bid to shake up the banking industry, then used the fortune he made selling the startup to eBay to fund equally ambitious efforts in transportation. Tesla Motors, for example, has created the highest-performing, highest-rated all-electric car and a complementary network of charging stations scattered around North America. Meanwhile, SpaceX competes against entire nations in the market to send up satellites and resupply the International Space Station. 
In the case of the Hyperloop, Musk started focusing on public transportation after he grew disenchanted with the plans for California’s high-speed rail system. Construction on the highly political, $70 billion project is meant to begin in earnest this year, with plans to link cities from San Diego to Sacramento by 2029. “You have to look at what they say it will cost vs. the actual final costs, and I think it’s safe to say you’re talking about a $100 billion-plus train,” Musk says, adding that the train is too slow and a horrendous land rights mess.

inothernews:

Via Bloomberg Businessweek:

Almost a year after Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors (TSLA) and SpaceX, first floated the idea of a superfast mode of transportation, he has finally revealed the details: a solar-powered, city-to-city elevated transit system that could take passengers and cars from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes.  In typical Musk fashion, the Hyperloop, as he calls it, immediately poses a challenge to the status quo—in this case, California’s $70 billion high-speed train that has been knocked by Musk and others as too expensive, too slow, and too impractical.

In Musk’s vision, the Hyperloop would transport people via aluminum pods enclosed inside of steel tubes.  He describes the design as looking like a shotgun with the tubes running side by side for most of the journey and closing the loop at either end. These tubes would be mounted on columns 50 to 100 yards apart, and the pods inside would travel up to 800 miles per hour. Some of this Musk has hinted at before; he now adds that pods could ferry cars as well as people. “You just drive on, and the pod departs,” Musk told Bloomberg Businessweek in his first interview about the Hyperloop.

… Musk has built his entrepreneurial career attacking businesses he deems inefficient or uninspiring. He co-founded PayPal in a bid to shake up the banking industry, then used the fortune he made selling the startup to eBay to fund equally ambitious efforts in transportation. Tesla Motors, for example, has created the highest-performing, highest-rated all-electric car and a complementary network of charging stations scattered around North America. Meanwhile, SpaceX competes against entire nations in the market to send up satellites and resupply the International Space Station.

In the case of the Hyperloop, Musk started focusing on public transportation after he grew disenchanted with the plans for California’s high-speed rail system. Construction on the highly political, $70 billion project is meant to begin in earnest this year, with plans to link cities from San Diego to Sacramento by 2029. “You have to look at what they say it will cost vs. the actual final costs, and I think it’s safe to say you’re talking about a $100 billion-plus train,” Musk says, adding that the train is too slow and a horrendous land rights mess.

posted on 13.08.12

eye-you:

frank lloyd wright’s hollyhock house, 1921 
(aline barnsdall residence)
living room + fireplace  
4800 hollywood boulevard
photos by marvin rand, 1965

via: decaying hollywood mansions 

posted on 13.08.03

“Wright’s design of 1923 responded to the expansive qualities of the Doheny site, respected local vegetation, and accommodated the automobile in both spatial and architectural terms. It was nothing less than an idealized prototype for what American suburbs might have become, but did not. As surviving perspectives demonstrate, buildings, roadways, and plantings are conceived as an integrated totality; it is the vision of the suburb as one structure.
Roadways depicted as powerful visual elements appear to terrace the hills, providing a unifying pattern. Developed in the manner of viaducts, they bridge intermediate ravines on gracefully arcuated spans or massively embank the steep terrain. Walls defining these roadways extend to become walls of the houses themselves.
Numerous roof terraces broaden the horizontal planes of the connecting roads, amplifying an architectural image of vast scale. Both roads and houses are clustered in ways that structure the site by selectively shaping and retaining the natural slopes. The more fragile segments of valleys and the steepest slopes are left largely untouched, but are joined in the full composition to achieve an effect of extraordinary unity.”
-LOC

Wright’s design of 1923 responded to the expansive qualities of the Doheny site, respected local vegetation, and accommodated the automobile in both spatial and architectural terms. It was nothing less than an idealized prototype for what American suburbs might have become, but did not. As surviving perspectives demonstrate, buildings, roadways, and plantings are conceived as an integrated totality; it is the vision of the suburb as one structure.

Roadways depicted as powerful visual elements appear to terrace the hills, providing a unifying pattern. Developed in the manner of viaducts, they bridge intermediate ravines on gracefully arcuated spans or massively embank the steep terrain. Walls defining these roadways extend to become walls of the houses themselves.

Numerous roof terraces broaden the horizontal planes of the connecting roads, amplifying an architectural image of vast scale. Both roads and houses are clustered in ways that structure the site by selectively shaping and retaining the natural slopes. The more fragile segments of valleys and the steepest slopes are left largely untouched, but are joined in the full composition to achieve an effect of extraordinary unity.”

-LOC

(Source: loc.gov)

posted on 13.07.30

My favorite image from the ApluD exhibit “Los Angeles, Neverbuilt”
Frank Lloyd Wright’s proposal for Doheny Estates. 

My favorite image from the ApluD exhibit “Los Angeles, Neverbuilt”

Frank Lloyd Wright’s proposal for Doheny Estates. 

(Source: loc.gov)

posted on 13.07.30

midcenturymodernfreak:

1963 Meisel Residence | Architect: George MacLean | Upper Hillcrest, Trousdale Estates, Beverly Hills, CA - Via

posted on 13.06.18

midcenturymodernfreak:

1956 Simon House | Architect: Howard Frank | Trousdale Estates, Beverly Hills, CA

Home of film producer Randy Simon (Pi, Requiem for a Dream) and originally built by lumber magnate Leon Dichter. - Via: 1 | 2

posted on 13.06.18

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