the pan-pacific auditorium
Sorry Olivia Newton-John, this building is the true star of Xandau.
architectural cinema ii: Columbus
It looks like 2017 might be shaping up to be a pretty good year for movies starring architecture.
on the next This Old House...
It's Friday, so I don't know about you, but I am very much looking forward to the weekend. Here at claass HAUS, we have this (nerdy?) Saturday morning tradition of watching This Old House while eating breakfast, and this weekend will be no exception. So if you are like me and love a little Kevin O'Connor with your coffee, you'll be pleased to hear that the newest season of the show will feature the rehab of a house in Detroit’s historic Russell Woods neighborhood
Ok. I'll admit it. I stayed up way too late watching the Academy Awards last night. Yes, the entire thing. And yes, I know, it's super embarrassing, but I won't make any excuses. I love movies, and I still find myself wrapped up in the self-indulgent spectacle of it all. Judge me if you must.
In honor of the Oscars next weekend, and the odds on favorite for Best Picture, La La Land, I give you Watts Towers- L.A. ICON, La La Land scene stealer, and one of my favorite places I haven't had the pleasure of visiting (yet).
(DINE) and DESIGN
Yesterday I posted a round of books that would make any kitchen look (and smell) amazing. Today? How about a few books to make your coffee table look a little brighter (and smarter).
Here are three design/architecture books that I really, really want. Like right now.
DINE (and DESIGN)
I read a lot. I cook a lot. I look at buildings. More than a lot. So I need big books with big, beautiful photographs to feel fulfilled. And my house is full of them. So full, I might need to get a storage unit soon. But I digress.
Anyway, today I offer you the food books I’m most craving this month (all three also look pretty good on display). And if you wait very patiently, I'll post the design books tomorrow.
It’s not often that famous architects and their iconic work get the Hollywood treatment, so you can imagine my utter excitement when I read that the Farnsworth House, Mies van der Rohe’s domestic masterpiece, is becoming a studio picture. Yes. That's right. A movie about building a house. Not just any house, but a house that this architectural historian's dreams are made of. And for a little icing on that glass box cake, Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhal are teaming up to star in the flick. Fingers crossed that the movie will be as dramatic as the house itself.
This architectural historian cannot stop thinking about buildings, food, and that vintage rug she found online.