Project Specs Off-Use Los Angeles, California P XS << Return to article the People Architect P XS designed the architecture, interiors and landscape (including pool) on this project. P XS 950 South Highland Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 p/f 323.935.2351 www. pxsarchitecture.com Linda Pollari, Project Architect Robert Somol, Designer Architect of record: Linda Pollari, Architect No. C 26644 Engineer(s): STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Efficient Consulting Engineers 8949 Reseda Boulevard, Suite 217 Northridge CA 91324 p 818.718.6412 f 818.718.6433 Mechanical engineer: Rusher Air Conditioning 19626 South Normandie Avenue Torrance CA 90502 p 714.521.9696 f 310.323.0707 Consultant(s) Lighting: John Brubaker 1246 North Genesee Avenue
Like shooting stars against a night sky—or a glowing game of pick-up sticks—thin rods of white light dynamically charge the black-box auditorium of the Billy Wilder Theater in the Hammer Museum at UCLA.
In Los Angeles, a city known for its dearth of public spaces, architects have expressed the issues of privacy and transparency in the home in often-unusual ways, typically motivated by a perceived break with architectural tradition.
Project Specs lee+mundwiler architects’ Coconut House tweaks iconic forms to deliver views without losing privacy Los Angeles, California lee + mundwiler architects << Return to article the People Architect Lee + Mundwiler Architects 3400 Airport Ave. #40 Santa Monica, CA 90405 p. 310. 390.5412 f. 310. 390.5422 Stephan Mundwiler, AIA Principal Architect Cara Lee, Project Designer Engineer(s): Christian Williamson CTW Engineers 3400 Airport Ave. Bldg E Santa Monica, CA 90405 p. 310. 482-3909 F. 310. 482-3923 Consultant(s) Landscape: Lee + Mundwiler Architects General contractor: Niagara Construction, Ron Kolodziej P.O. Box 2733, Culver City, CA 90231 310.390.4988 Photographer(s) Juergen Nogai &
Like Los Angeles, the Griffith Observatory, a 1935 Art Deco masterpiece conceived by Russell Porter and designed by the firm Austin and Ashley, exists in several domains, illusory and real. Whether glimpsed in the movies—1955’s "Rebel Without a Cause" or 1984’s "The Terminator"—or as a twilight destination in the Hollywood Hills, the Griffith’s iconic three-domed structure, what longtime observatory director Edwin Krupp calls the “hood ornament of Los Angeles,” also provides that rare Los Angeles accident: true public space.