Friday, August 04, 2006

MAK center's fall architecture tour needs volunteers

I'm not sure of the wisdom of planning this so close to the Silver Lake tour, esp since the silverlakers have Silvertop and the houses on the MAK tour are a little less well-known, but who am I to argue? At least the MAK Center has case study #22. hard to beat that. anyway, they're looking for volunteers. still not sure if I'll be in town that week but regardless, its a good way to spend an afternoon AND you're helping a very good cause.

Have you ever dreamed of seeing the interior of some of Los Angeles’ architectural masterworks? Volunteer as a MAK Center Tour docent, and you will get an inside look at some of LA's most impressive modern houses. Dedicate 4 hours as a house docent on October 1, and earn a free ticket to that day’s architecture tour.

MAK Architecture Tour
Sunday, October 1, 2006
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2006 Tour includes:

Case Study House #22 (Pierre Koenig, 1959)
This spectacular hillside house, immortalized in photographs by Julius Shulman is one of the most famous of the Case Study Houses. In perfect original condition, the house features steel construction, an L-shaped plan organized around a swimming pool and a breath-taking view of Los Angeles.

Morgan House (Irving Gill, 1917)
Irving Gill was an important forerunner of southern California modernism who favored the use of site-cast and tilt-slab concrete construction. This concrete house is recently renovated and a lovely example of Gill’s influential stripped-down sensibilities.

Fitzpatrick House (R. M Schindler, 1936)
Commissioned by a real estate developer to attract buyers to the area, this modern beauty sits prominently atop the hill at Laurel Canyon and Mulholland Drive. Spacious yet compactly organized, it is the closest Schindler came to adopting aspects of the International Style.

Kallis House and Studio (R.M Schindler, 1946)
Nestled into the hillside, this house conforms to the topography of the site, creating wonderful rooms with tree-house like qualities. The house is in excellent condition with most of the original features intact.

Other houses still to be confirmed!

Ticket prices for Tour
Self-driven: $65 Friends of the Schindler House and students, $80 general
public. Ride a shuttle bus for the afternoon sites for an additional $40. Lunch will be available for an additional $15

To volunteer as a tour docent, please contact Angelica Fuentes, 323-651-1510 or


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