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Modernist / Contemporary Tour 3: Bubeshko Apartments

October 17, 2012

Designed by: R.M. Schindler, 1938-41

Los Angeles, CA

When: On November 18, 2012 from 11:00 am1:00 pm
Where: Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Rudolph Schindler designed and built two apartment buildings between 1938 and 1941 for mother-and-daughter clients. Their vision of a Silver Lake salon for artists, architects and musicians was met by Schindler’s concept of a “Greek hillside” of 5 units, each unique in size, configuration, orientation and finish.

The project to rehabilitate these buildings from years of benign neglect was one of probing their history, engaging a deep understanding of Schindler’s formative theories, his architectural intentions and their material realization without strictly freezing the project in time. We focused on the project’s DNA: its generative ideas, theories of spatial configuration, and employment of color and material to achieve those ends.

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About the Modernist/Contemporary Tour:

The Modernist/ Contemporary Tour will feature one modernist project every month, from September thru December, that has been renovated by a contemporary AIA|LA Architect member. The objective is to diversify the Organization’s tours and pay homage to Modernist California architecture by including vintage projects that incorporate the sustainable technologies often used in more contemporary homes.

Modernist / Contemporary Tour highlights include:

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  • Architect guided tours every half hour by the architect that renovated the project
  • One featured project at a time allows for closer connection with the home
  • Exclusive tour is limited to 100 ticket buyers only
  • Tickets only $25 (AIA|LA Members) or $35 (Non Members)
  • Learning Units available for AIA Members
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