CHRISNA DE BRUYN / THE EVER CHANGING POSSIBILITY OF IMMINENT CHANGE

THE CHEMOSPHERE /

Posted in Uncategorized by chrisnadebruyn on May 10, 2010

TONE DOWN YOUR DAILY ROUTINE. LEAVE THE BOXES BEHIND. LIVE IN MODERNIST OCTAGONS. REMEMBER TO BE KIND TO YOUR FRIENDS.

I can always recognize a building by John Lautner, Architect, not because it looks like any other Lautner building, but because it looks like nothing that has ever stood before on the face of the Earth.

(Originally written October 14, 1994)

The Chemosphere, built by American architect John Lautner in 1960, is an innovative Modernist octagon house in Los Angeles, California.
The building stands on the San Fernando Valley side of the Hollywood Hills, just off of Mulholland Drive. It is a one story octagon with around 2200 square feet (200m2) of living space. Most distinctively, the house is perched atop a concrete pole nearly thirty feet high. This innovative design was Lautner’s solution to a site that, with a slope of 45 degrees, was thought to be practically unbuildable. The house is reached by afunicular.

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  1. Jesse said, on May 20, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Wanna shoot at this location!!!!


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