Tuesday, September 13, 2005

volunteers needed

no, not another plea for katrina. I'll leave that to julia roberts and sean penn. the mak center is planning a major architectural tour of private homes for oct 2 and is looking for volunteers and if you give 4 hours, you get a free ticket to the tour. I'll be managing the volunteers at silvertop that day:

Have you ever dreamed of seeing the interior of Silvertop by John Lautner, recently featured in the Los Angeles times magazine? Have you ever wondered what Schindler’s houses look like on the inside? Volunteer as a MAK Center Tour docent, and you will get an inside look at some of LA’s most interesting modern houses. Dedicate a mere 4 hours as a house docent on October 2, and earn a free ticket to that day’s architecture tour. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

Please pass this along to any responsible student or colleague that may be interested in seeing the following houses without paying for a ticket:

MAK Architecture Tour
Sunday, October 2, 2005
11:00 am – 7:30 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 volunteer as a tour docent, please contact Angelica Fuentes, 323-651-1510 or afuentes@makcenter.org


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