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Another great event on “CicLAvia Day” …but you can easily do both! LA Conservancy’s “Preserving Lautner’s Legacy” with participation of Swiss Architect Frank Escher

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Via Los Angeles Conservancy

Preserving Lautner’s Legacy:
The Spectrum of Stewardship

Co-presented by the Los Angeles Conservancy and The John Lautner Foundation

Sunday, October 9, 2011
3 – 5 p.m.

Wilshire Christian Church Fellowship Hall
634 South Normandie Ave. (at Wilshire Blvd.)

$15 general public; $10 members of either presenting organization
Reservations required; reception to follow discussion

The Conservancy and The John Lautner Foundation are excited to co-present a discussion with architects and owners of Lautner homes about various approaches to stewardship—from restoration to reconstruction, and everything in between.

Our distinguished panelists will do brief visual presentations of five different Lautner projects, then share a range of views on sustaining the master architect’s built legacy. Ultimately, this candid dialogue will help to advance our collective thought and practice in terms of preserving Lautner (and other) structures in Los Angeles.

Moderated by Los Angeles Conservancy Executive Director Linda Dishman, the panel will include (in alphabetical order):

Helena Arahuete, Principal, Lautner Associates
Frank Escher, board member, The John Lautner Foundation and Principal, Escher GuneWardena Architecture
Mark Haddawy, owner, Harpel House
Michael LaFetra, Conservancy board member and owner, Stevens House
Ron Radziner, FAIA, Design Principal, Marmol Radziner

A reception will follow the discussion.

This special event is part of the John Lautner Turns 100 series, a year-long celebration of the legendary architect, who would have turned 100 this year. For more information about the series, visit johnlautner.org.

Space is limited, so reservations are required. You can make reservations here.
If you have any questions, please call the Conservancy office at (213) 623-2489.

We look forward to a spirited discussion, and we hope to see you there!

CicLAvia Alert: CicLAvia is the same day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The route runs east of — but near to — Wilshire Christian Church, so you can attend both events if you’d like! For more info, visit CicLAvia.org.

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September 13, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Infinite Space – John Lautner by Frank Escher

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The Beverly Hills Women’s Club hosted an evening co-sponsored with the Beverly Hills Historical Society, presenting

Frank Escher, architect/author/curator and founding board member of The John Lautner Foundation, will present the visionary genius of architect John Lautner.

John Lautner (1911-94), one of the most important and influential architects of the twentieth century, had a remarkable career spanning nearly six decades.

Residing and working in Los Angeles during much of that time, his designs are known for their radical innovation with specific attention to materiality, space and a consciousness of the natural environment.

Fellow Angeleno-Swiss Frank Escher trained as an artchitect at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland, is the editor of the monograph “John Lautner, Architect”, served from 1995 to 2007 as the Administrator for the John Lautner Archive, and curated, together with Nicholas Olsberg, the exhibition “Between Earth and Heaven: the Architecture of John Lautner” (The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles).

Since 1995, Escher has been in partnership with Ravi GuneWardena. Their prestigious work, which has been published and exhibited internationally, ranges from residential to commercial and institutional projects, as well as art-related projects and collaborations with artists.


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March 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Edition29: iPad Magazine par excellence…

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August 25, 2010 at 6:59 am

design*21 – Swiss Sustainable Architecture At Its Best!

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Design*21, founded in 2000, is an international renowned practice that provides full design, interior design, product and furniture design services for both public and private sectors.

The practice is committed to providing design of high quality that responds to its environment and addresses issues of context and sustainability.

Roger Kurath was educated in Switzerland and the USA and was working extensively in various offices in Europe before moving to Los Angeles. He won a series of national and international awards for design excellence. The work of Design*21 is regularly published in magazines, newspapers and books in the USA and Switzerland.

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August 24, 2010 at 10:53 pm

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