Architect: John Lautner

The Ultimate Climes of John Lautner

The Ultimate Climes of John Lautner

By Esther McCoy

Extracted, with permission, from Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader, published by East of Borneo Books © 2012. The publication is available at East of Borneo.

Alternative Histories: Charles Holland Architects on John Lautner

Alternative Histories: Charles Holland Architects on John Lautner

Strawberry Gothic Forever draws on a number of architectural fantasies. Primarily, it can be seen as an anglicised version of Lautner’s house for Edgar Ewing, a circular structure intended for the Los Angeles hills but now embedded in the chalk face of the North Downs. But it also contains other… Read More

John Lautner: house and studio for Edgar Ewing

John Lautner: house and studio for Edgar Ewing

By Nicholas Olsberg

On presenting himself as a potential apprentice at Taliesin to Frank Lloyd Wright Jr., Lautner heard no objection except the sly comment that he would be ‘too big for the rooms’. Everything about his approach to visualising a design speaks to the distance from which this towering figure saw the… Read More