Malin Residence, AKA the Chemosphere

Malin Residence, AKA the Chemosphere

The Malin Residence was initially designed and built in 1960 by famed architect John Lautner. It really looks like a spaceship, with its octagon shape and one-story height. What others can’t see is that the actual house is perched on a 5-ft wide concrete pole 30 feet...
Instagrammable Architecture

Instagrammable Architecture

There’s no doubt that architects are influenced by many different factors, ranging from spiritual beliefs of the client and environmental conditions, to current social trends, property location, and even cultural influences. Surprisingly, we may now add Instagram to...
Great Architects Create an Environment of Geniuses

Great Architects Create an Environment of Geniuses

Look at your community surroundings, such as the city you live in, the neighborhood you selected, and your house. These decisions all seem so simple to the average person, but the significance is monumental. All these decisions have social and cultural forces at play...
Route 66: Part History, Mostly Romance

Route 66: Part History, Mostly Romance

To hear someone mention Route 66, your mind automatically goes to a place that starts in Chicago, Illinois, then goes through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona before it ends at the corner of Olympic and Lincoln boulevards in Santa Monica,...