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by Carlos Araujo
Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles
Replies: 7
Views: 1640

by Carlos Araujo
Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Do you have a favorite "MCM mood" music?
Replies: 28
Views: 4630

by Carlos Araujo
Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: fave mid-mod youtube grab-bag
Replies: 60
Views: 10658

This one has a segment with JP Belmondo flying over a newly minted Brasilia.
by Carlos Araujo
Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Trip to Maui
Replies: 13
Views: 3372

Been to Maui in May 2005. For MCM I strongly recommend the Napili Kai. Built in the 1960's, it's a nicely done authentically retro small scale polynesian resort mixed with touches of japanese such as shogi screens. My first view of the beach after dark from the lobby is unforgettable. Their best roo...
by Carlos Araujo
Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: LA's Treescape to alter
Replies: 10
Views: 2775

3 Dec 06 LA Times Op Ed Palm Trees

Gregory Rodriguez: Nothing says pretend like a palm tree What makes palm trees so L.A.? They aren't supposed to be here. December 3, 2006 PALM TREE, Palm tree, Palm tree. After two days of wrestling with his typewriter, those were the only words novelist John Fante's fictional hero, Arturo Bandini, ...
by Carlos Araujo
Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: LA's Treescape to alter
Replies: 10
Views: 2775

Dustyman: The Western Sycamore was here long before the palm trees, streets, houses, minimalls, and flood control channels. It's essential to the sustaining the threatened riparian woodland habitat native to this area. LA is neither a mediterranean or desert climate, it has a vegetation worthy of re...
by Carlos Araujo
Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Hope for the Ennis Brown House
Replies: 32
Views: 7835

This is perhaps the most comprehensive article on the history of this house. About nine years ago I had a role as the OES state representative counterpart to FEMA in assisting the Ennis-Brown House non-profit entity in securing additional funding from the Northridge Earthquake. FEMA had originally a...
by Carlos Araujo
Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Route 66 roadtrips
Replies: 8
Views: 7034

I just returned from Santa Fe (again) and have more retro and MCM details for those interested. For accomodations, I recommend the El Rey Inn on Cerillos, and for dining, the Plaza Restaurant (guess where). The shop I mentioned on my earlier post is the Design Warehouse on Marcy Street, now sans esp...
by Carlos Araujo
Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Structural Engineer recommendation...
Replies: 5
Views: 1499

I would not recommend a rookie from a college. They may (or not) have the right technical know how, but it takes a lot more skill than that to get something useful for a real project. My advice for finding good help of any kind related to construction if you don't know anybody. You need to find peop...
by Carlos Araujo
Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Bomb shelters in LA?
Replies: 20
Views: 7398

It's 90 miles outside of LA, but as a teenager I lived in a house with a bomb shelter in Hemet in the late 1970s/early 1980s. My parents had rented the house from a true life Gary Cooper looking self made rancher character. The place was postcard picture perfect, a 1950s ranch house located on a rea...
by Carlos Araujo
Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:08 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Route 66 roadtrips
Replies: 8
Views: 7034

This is a repeat of my "Traveling across the US..." post for the benefit of those just interested in Route 66. Kingman - Route 66 Museum Route 66 to Seligman and Williams road-side Flagstaff Old Town, sorry I can't remenber anything specific Sedona is a little off course, but essential to fill you w...
by Carlos Araujo
Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Question on building MCM new
Replies: 13
Views: 2497

Intellectual Property

The designs are protected by intellectual property rights. There are legions of lawyers in California that specialize in this primarily related to showbiz and software design. In the case of deceased architects, the rights would likely be held by the decendants of the architect. Of course, anybody c...
by Carlos Araujo
Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: CA Laws on window walls on new construction
Replies: 10
Views: 1990

Safety Glazing

Per the 2001 California Building Code Section 2406 - Safety Glazing (based on the 1997 Uniform Building Code): [Edited for clarity] 2406.1 General. Glazing subject to human impact shall comply with this section... 2406.2 Identification. Each light of safety glazing installed in hazardous locations a...
by Carlos Araujo
Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: CA Laws on window walls on new construction
Replies: 10
Views: 1990

Safety Glazing

Per the 2001 California Building Code Section 2406 - Safety Glazing (based on the 1997 Uniform Building Code): [Edited for clarity] 2406.1 General. Glazing subject to human impact shall comply with this section... 2406.2 Identification. Each light of safety glazing installed in hazardous locations a...
by Carlos Araujo
Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 406310

I signed up on this message board a few weeks ago, so I guess it's about time I introduce myself. I found this website from a link to a link to Google, where I was trying to find a friend I lost touch with. Technology is a wonderful thing. Yes, I did find my friend, he's a regular contributor to thi...
by Carlos Araujo
Sat Nov 19, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: TRAVELING ACROSS THE US... What not to miss...
Replies: 47
Views: 15983

I've driven the LA to Santa Fe trip five times, so I can only comment on that segment. I'm going again next month but will be flying this time. Kingman - Route 66 Museum Route 66 to Seligman and Williams road-side Flagstaff Old Town, sorry I can't remenber anything specific Sedona is a little off co...

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