Architect: Ernest Born

The Work of Ernest and Esther Born: Models for the City House

The Work of Ernest and Esther Born: Models for the City House

Nicholas Olsberg

Ernest and Esther Born trained as architects at Berkeley in the early 1920s and worked with great distinction in all aspects of architecture and the allied arts, from graphics and illustration to display design and architectural photography. This project marks one of their first endeavours on returning to San Francisco… Read More

Alternative Histories: Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven Architecten on Ernest Born

Alternative Histories: Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven Architecten on Ernest Born

Treasure Island is an artificial island in the San Francisco Bay and was built in 1937 for the ‘Golden Gate International Exposition’, a World’s Fair on the occasion of the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. Architect Ernest Born designed various buildings for the fair including the ‘Main Portal’, a… Read More

Future Scenarios, Part III

Future Scenarios, Part III

Niall Hobhouse and Nicholas Olsberg

As much as is needed: Employing the lightest means Few came closer to actually realising the grandest of grand designs imagined than Edwin Lutyens, called upon to realise something close to George Elliot’s Imperial Palace of God in New Delhi, or to avoiding its absorption and demise in the ensuing… Read More