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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:05 am    Post subject: Palm Springs / Lautner, et al Reply with quote

https://www.wallpaper.com/architecture/john-lautner-palm-springs-modernism
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Julius Shulman photos

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Tom



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The images are from John Lautner's memoir, edited by Frank Escher and published posthumously, in 1998, by Birkhauser, in Basel.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lautner's preface:


Dedicated to

The Legacy of Sullivan and Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship

My co-operative Clients!

The Contractors working mainly with Owner Builders:
Paul Speer, Johnny de la Vaux, Wally Niewiadomski, Doug Cameron and others

The Engineers:
Edgardo Contini, Dick Bradshaw, T Y Lin, Joe Porterfield, Lloyd Dysland, Andrew Nasser, Barney
Cardin, Kamal Amin and others

The Architects in my Office:
Guy Zebert, Peter McCallum, Chris Wojciechowski, Terry Waters, Jim Charlton, Herb Greene, Bob
Marquis, Angela Zar, Andrew Nolan, Vaughan Trammell, Andrea Simoncelli, Eduardo Bross, Warren
Lawson and others

My current Staff:
Helen Arahuete, who has been the chief Architect in my office for more than 2O years; Christine Tanaka,
my Business Manager who has kept us alive and who helped on the book; Julia Strickland and Duncan
Nicholson

My Family:
My wives Mary, Elizabeth and Francisca who gave full support and the children Karol, Michael, Mary
and Judith



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks SDR
really like this small project.
Love how the top unit turns the corner 90
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. I didn't know Herb Greene worked for Lautner. His own work needs to be published more extensively.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that a clerestory in the roof above the central space
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roderick Grant wrote:
Interesting. I didn't know Herb Greene worked for Lautner. His own work needs to be published more extensively.



I didn’t either
Kinda cool
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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can stay there...
http://www.midcenturyhome.com/john-lautner-palm-springs-desert-compound/
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Desert Hot Springs Motel was/is a masterpiece. A lot can be learned about provision for daylighting, privacy, indoor/outdoor living, and open plan living, in a high density development with this early project.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"This is when we came across the Desert Hot Springs Motel for sale. The property is essentially a residential fourplex that was being operated as a roadside motel. We fell in love with the then derelict property immediately and knew we were the duo to rehab it."

This I find odd: Don't the owners know the history of the building---that it was built and operated as a motel ?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be a quote taken out of context, thereby implying another meaning.
The motel rooms are designed with full kitchens much like studio apartments, but that may have been out of necessity given the very rural nature of the site in the immediate post war...dining options were limited, and the clientele, by some accounts, were looking for privacy. To my understanding, the building always functioned as transient lodging.
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jay



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For what it's worth, here's the Lautner Compound Instagram page:
https://www.instagram.com/thelautnercompound/?hl=en
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