Tuesday, August 30, 2005

more details on schindler events

more details on the two upcoming fall events by the MAK center:

Saturday, September 10, 2005
11:00 am – 6:00 pm

On R. M. Schindler’s birthday, the MAK Center will dedicate its annual free day for presentations and discussions on contemporary life, architecture, preservation and the future.

11:00 am
CAT – or How to Build a Unique Contemporary Art Collection (21st cy) with No
Presentation by Peter Noever, artistic director and CEO MAK Vienna

12:00 pm
The Gen(h)ome Project: architecture and genetics
Presentation by Chandler Erans of Open Source Architecture, guest curators of The Gen(h)ome Project, and Kimberli Meyer, MAK Center Director

1:00 pm
99% Aeromad: a prototype for an inflatable dwelling
Presentation by Alexis Rochas

2:00 pm
Edible Estates: an attack on the American lawn and everything it has come to represent
Presentation by Fritz Haeg

3:00 pm
The challenges and rewards of renovation
Panel discussion with:
  • Helena Arahuete, architect, Lautner Associates
  • Jeff Fink, architect and contractor for numerous Schindler restorations
  • John Hirsch, Space International Architects, renovation architect for the Mackey Apartment Building
  • Kelly Jones, former Chair of the Historic Preservation Commission for the City of Pasadena
  • Michael Lafetra, filmmaker, owner and restorer of modern homes
  • Michael Murray, president of the Board of Directors of The Gamble House, owner and restorer of modern homes

4:30 pm
The Fashion of Modernism
Panel Discussion with
  • Thom Andersen, Filmmaker, Professor of Film at CALArts
  • Frances Anderton, Host of KCRW’s DnA (Design and Architecture), Producer of Which Way LA and To The Point
  • Escher Gunewardena Architects, winner of the Dwell Home II Competition
  • Sam Watters, artist and author writer with forthcoming books on LA revivalist houses and LA apartment buildings, 1900-1935.

Docent-led tours of the Schindler House throughout the day
99% Aeromad on view from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free and open to the public

Sunday, October 2, 2005
11:00 am – 7:30 pm

Experience some of Los Angeles’ exemplary modern homes, generously opened by their owners to give you a chance to see both interior and exterior.

Tour 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Silvertop (John Lautner, 1957)
Straddling the ridge above Silverlake, this classic Lautner, recently featured in the LA Times Magazine,features a sweeping concrete roof, glass walls and garden designed by Garrett Eckbo.

The Walker Residence (R. M. Schindler 1936)
This house cascades down a steep hill, mimicking the sites’ topography and taking full advantage of a view of Silverlake.

The Wilson Residence (R. M. Schindler, 1935-38)
Another great example of a cascading hillside house.

The Tierman Residence (Gregory Ain, 1939)
Pure geometry with unexpected articulations makes this house critic/architect Robert Venturi’s favorite Gregory Ain house.

The Yates Studio (R. M. Schindler, 1938-47)
Originally designed as a music studio addition to a bungalow, it was the site of a concert series called “Evenings on the Roof” that continued until 1954.

The Bubeshko Apartments (R. M. Schindler, 1938 and 1941)
This hillside building has units which range from tiny to large, providing an opportunity to see the scalability of Schindler’s design principles.

The Schlessinger Residence (R. M. Schindler, 1952)
Schindler’s last house is still owned by its original commissioner; virtually nothing has been altered since it was built.

The Elliot Residence (R. M. Schindler, 1930)
This well-sited hillside house feels much larger than its modest size, thanks to Schindler’s masterful use of interlocking spaces.

Cocktail Reception 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Wolff House (R. M. Schindler, 1938)
Schindler’s buildings were rarely white. The recent restoration of this house brought back its original colors; their intensity and combination defy expectations.

Ticket prices for Tour and Reception
Self-driven: $65 Friends of the Schindler House and students, $80 general public. Ride a shuttle bus for the afternoon sites for an additional $30

To purchase tickets for the tour and reception, please call: 323-651-1510 or
email office@makcenter.org.


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