CHRISNA DE BRUYN / THE EVER CHANGING POSSIBILITY OF IMMINENT CHANGE

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Posted in Uncategorized by chrisnadebruyn on May 10, 2010

“The purpose of Architecture is to improve human life. Create timeless, free, joyous spaces for all activities in life. The infinite variety of these spaces can be as varied as life itself and they must be as sensible as nature in deriving from a main idea and flowering into a beautiful entity.” — John Lautner. 16 July 1911 – 24 October 1994

Sheats Goldstein Residence, is a house designed and built between 1961 and 1963 by American architect John Lautner in Beverly Hills,California. The building was conceived from the inside out and built into the sandstone ledge of the hillside; a cave-like dwelling that opens to embrace nature and view. The house is an example of American Organic Architecture that derives its form as an extension of the natural environment and of the individual to whom it was built. Typical of Lautner’s work, the project was approached from an idea and a unique structure was derived that solved the challenges of the site.

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