Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The Schwimmer House
Last summer the Hammer Museum on Wilshire Blvd. (in conjunction with the MAK Center) had an exhibition called Between Earth and Heaven: the Architecture of John Lautner. It featured drawings, models, videos, and photographs of various John Lautner projects. The exhibition also included tours of actual John Lautner homes around Los Angeles on several different weekends, some open to anyone who wanted to buy a ticket and some by invitation only. The visitors would arrive at the museum on a given day at a specific time, and then be bussed to one or several of the homes. I volunteered to be a docent for this event and I was assigned to the Schwimmer House in Beverly Hills. It's also a private residence, so I was pretty lucky to be able see the inside of the house (and for free!). I'm planning on taking a drive at some point to find the rest of the Lautner buildings in LA (especially Chemosphere!!)...anyone interested??