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by scottkaycee
Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Courtesy Coffee Shop in Blythe...Interior Photo...
Replies: 8
Views: 1621

Courtesy Coffee Shop

It is indeed still in the lovely little town of Blythe, My family and I ate there last August on our way to Tucson. The place is largely intact it has been reupholstered but the chairs are original the bathrooms have this crazy hippie flower paneling, and the cocktail lounge is the best . A lava roc...
by scottkaycee
Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: [b]Facade easement on Sardie's(On Hollywood Blvd. Hollywo
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

maybe I am wrong, but I thought thatthere were two Sardi's, I thought the Schindler design burned down, and was replaced by a design by J.R. Davidson, am I crazy are just imgining this?
by scottkaycee
Tue Nov 02, 2004 10:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pictures of Craig Ellwood House from San Diego Tour
Replies: 12
Views: 2610

SDR- Ellwood's earlier work was often wood post and beam with some steel tube columns. During the all steel period he would do his "Miesian" glass boxes in wood timbers if the budget went over were it to be done in steel. From his cost estimator background he was always sensitive to budget (if it wa...
by scottkaycee
Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The Ranch House, a new book from Alan Hess
Replies: 17
Views: 5080

I was refering to "Googie Redux" which I bought at Border's-Montclair last week- I wish there were more Architecture books of this quality at that low price.
by scottkaycee
Wed Oct 27, 2004 9:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The Ranch House, a new book from Alan Hess
Replies: 17
Views: 5080

Alan Hess' Googie Redux

Has anyone gotten a hold on the revised eddition of this Alan Hess Classic? It has doubled in size, and the pictures are much larger and of course the text is greatly increased, overall it is a wonderul book, although I miss the jazzier layout from the first edition, the increased coverage makes up ...
by scottkaycee
Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Claremont, CA - Misc. 4 Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1602

Those houses in Claremont being built by the 210 are by a local firm out of Ontario, The principal is an Architect named Norberto Nardi, who teaches at Cal Poly, Pomona. The houses have standing seam copper/metal roofs and are rather large, the Mc Modern Mc Mansion, kind of interesting looking if a ...
by scottkaycee
Sun Oct 17, 2004 12:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Glendora: Not for the Architecturally Sensitive
Replies: 10
Views: 2125

It's like that part of Disneyland where half of the building is in Tommorowland and the other half is in Main Street U.S.A.
by scottkaycee
Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Renovated Modern Palm Springs House on TV
Replies: 11
Views: 2236

Ceilings

When I was a kid we lived in a dumb little 50's stucco box, but along the way someone had converted the garage into a family room, We had the whole tongue and groove thing, painted white, with brown beams, I like that contrast, although I think I'd go with charcoal for the beams. Because it was orig...
by scottkaycee
Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Renovated Modern Palm Springs House on TV
Replies: 11
Views: 2236

Well Palm Springs is now what 2 or 2 1/2 hours away from L.A.? Believe it or not I've heard of some people commuting, I suppose it's like folks in Temecula who commute to L.A.. It's crazy what some people are willing to drive. I work out of my house but most of my work is local, I only wish I could ...
by scottkaycee
Tue Oct 05, 2004 2:35 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Self Publishing Books on Architecture and more...
Replies: 32
Views: 5783

Commercial vs. residential

With regards to your Residential vs. Commercial angle Mr. Nichols, I see several factors involved, 1. Some people don't get googie, period, I disagree, I love googie, it has a sense of fun, and is a uniquely Californian variant of modernism. For others it is simply to vivacious/outrageous. 2. On a t...
by scottkaycee
Tue Oct 05, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Self Publishing Books on Architecture and more...
Replies: 32
Views: 5783

Book paper

Obviously you are an expert on the specifics of graphic design, layout, design, publishing, etc. Are you familiar with the Schindler book I am refering to, what I mean is it's all printed equally kinda like newsprint, I don't know the technical term perhaps you can educate me more. I guess what I me...
by scottkaycee
Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:15 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Self Publishing Books on Architecture and more...
Replies: 32
Views: 5783

I was refering to the R.M. Schindler book by Phaidon that was printed on matte paper, which I felt did not show off the graphics very well. Breuer Houses in the same Phaidon series also has the matte paper, but for the A. Quincy Jones book in that series they switched to larger images printed on glo...
by scottkaycee
Sat Oct 02, 2004 10:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra VDL
Replies: 50
Views: 7126

Smaller Neutra Book

L.A. Kevin- Based on your recommendation I went out and bouught the Neutra mini book. At 9.99 it was a bonifide bargain, I mean a magazine practically costs that now a days. It's a great book, decent size, I wish there were more contemporary photos on Neutra, but then I suppose the intact rate is lo...
by scottkaycee
Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra VDL
Replies: 50
Views: 7126

Monster Monographs

Slightly off topic- There is a Schindler set of multiple volumes as well it's made of plywood, horizontal laid tarpaper, etc.. Actually the school library had three biggies, multiple volume, Corbu, Schindler, and Mies(I beams veneered to the corners....) They were essentially the drawing collections...
by scottkaycee
Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra VDL
Replies: 50
Views: 7126

Yeah, the corbu set is like 12 volumes, all cast from concrete, and together you can build your own Ronchamp with them.... You don't like late Lautner? Well nobody is perfect. I cannot get enough Lautner, a true genius who escapes the shadow of his mentor. Lautner is another one who defies photograp...
by scottkaycee
Wed Sep 29, 2004 3:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra VDL
Replies: 50
Views: 7126

Unfortunately for me I never lived at the VDL house , I was there for 4-6-8 hour shifts as a student intern, 2 days a week sometimes more. At the time the live in caretaker was a lecturer or professor of Architecture from Cal Poly. I have actually come to think of it, never been to the house at nigh...
by scottkaycee
Wed Sep 29, 2004 3:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra VDL
Replies: 50
Views: 7126

Usually "complete works" are multi-volume, which I think would have worked well, so I concede that point to you it was certainly an ambitious undertaking for which all involved deserve much praise, that having been said as a friendly nit picker; some entries have no images whatsoever. The neutra boo...
by scottkaycee
Wed Sep 29, 2004 1:49 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: best LA elevator ride/souvenir architectural cocktail glass
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

I got my mug at the Bonaventure but i am suprised to find them at Thrift stores very often, I coulda had a set by now If i had started, I always say next time and then never do it.
by scottkaycee
Wed Sep 29, 2004 1:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra VDL
Replies: 50
Views: 7126

It really takes an act of congress to open that book, but for the most part the illustrations are Mr. Shulman's glorius photographs. All of the plans are redrawn in a miniscule cad-like format, and there are few reproductions of his renderings. An interesting aside, in VDL I (pre-fire) he would work...
by scottkaycee
Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra VDL
Replies: 50
Views: 7126

The Neutra book is amazing, but you have to make an appointment to read it , no spontaneous flip thrus, I have to use my drafting table to open it. I found the text so-so on that one, the essays are good but the text accompaning the photos in most cases is too brief. As for the Shiene books, I used ...
by scottkaycee
Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra VDL
Replies: 50
Views: 7126

Post Modernism

Oh you are absolutely right, I merely meant that nothing came close in a purely visual sense to what he was doing until the 90's. While it's true that Gehry is really more of a sculptor, there are architects like Frank Israel and Michael Rotondi who picked up the Schindler baton, there work was not ...
by scottkaycee
Tue Sep 28, 2004 6:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra VDL
Replies: 50
Views: 7126

Schindler

Well put SDR! The Schindler frame!, his clients often had more taste than money, so i'm sure there were some cost savings acting as his own contractor. Speaking to an earlier post, while it's true that Neutra wrote more, Schindler did try to articulate his "Space Architecture" in trade journals If I...
by scottkaycee
Tue Sep 28, 2004 4:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra VDL
Replies: 50
Views: 7126

"Differentiate"

by scottkaycee
Tue Sep 28, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra VDL
Replies: 50
Views: 7126

Neutra/Schindler

There is always a subconscious seperation of Schindler/Neutra . I am no expert myself, just a student of his work, but I prefered to study his work over his writings, I have a basic understanding of his writings and the fung shui analysis seems right on. Neutra was a relentless self-promoter, someth...
by scottkaycee
Tue Sep 28, 2004 3:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra VDL
Replies: 50
Views: 7126

"Section"

If I went into "archi-speak" too much I apologize, like any profession it's practioners like to invent lingo and jargon to disguise otherwise comprehensible terms. I was guilty of inventing the word "differentiate" (it made sense as I was typing) what I meant to say was that the difference between t...
by scottkaycee
Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra VDL
Replies: 50
Views: 7126

Neutra descriptions

by scottkaycee
Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra VDL
Replies: 50
Views: 7126

Mid Century Book finds

by scottkaycee
Tue Sep 28, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eichler featured on HGTV.
Replies: 15
Views: 4224

Decent curb appeal Eichler eisode

There has been at least one sympathetic Eichler episode. It was for a retro couple that had their rooms themed. They ended up painting the house grey and putting up a new screen wall, numbers, and sympathetic landscaping including some sensitive pruning of an old juniper tree. Oh and a copper tube t...
by scottkaycee
Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra VDL
Replies: 50
Views: 7126

How did you get involved with the house L.A.Kevin? I remember the roof always had problems, there is no pitch whatsoever and there was only one drain. They only filled it for special events, were they filled for the Modcom event? The house definitely merits repeat visits and it gets bettter with eac...
by scottkaycee
Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:17 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: ModCom 20th
Replies: 26
Views: 3806

I just keep goofing, Events, VDLHouse

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