ARCHITECTURE


This guide is very much a work in progress. Expect additional, specific architectural information, links and random blather shortly. For now, pray, indulge my inaccuracies, misnomers and general loosey-gooseyness.

Click below on an entry's BLUE TITLE -- for example, L.A. Louver (Frederick Fischer & Partners) -- for additional photos and information where available. Please feel free to add corrections and any other feedback in the form of comments.


Muscle Beach Pavilion (Charles Chu)

Muscle Beach Pavilion (Charles Chu)

1990 Charles Chu

Venice Recreation Center
Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291

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Norton Residence (Frank Gehry)

Norton Residence (Frank Gehry)

1989 by Frank Gehry

Perhaps Venice’s best-known building. The floating dining room is based on a lifeguard stand (as opposed to a tree house), apropos to the client’s past.

Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

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Oakwood Modern

Oakwood Modern

Oakwood
Venice, California

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Oakwood Modern 2

Oakwood Modern 2

Oakwood
Venice, California

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Ocean Front Sustainable (Patrick Tighe, AIA)

Ocean Front Sustainable (Patrick Tighe)

2007 by Patrick Tighe

The large, open structure is constructed of sustainable materials and includes roof-top solar panels.

Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

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Ocean House

Ocean House

Venice, California
200? by ?
Vibrant.

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Ocean Park City Hall or Town Hall (Historic)

Ocean Park City Hall or Town Hall (Historic)

Circa 1907

Beyond Baroque, a literary arts landmark in and of itself, now occupies what was once the Ocean Park City Hall or Town Hall.

681 North Venice Blvd
Venice, California

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Old Craftsman (Historic)

Old Craftsman (Historic)

Circa 1912

This Market Street Craftsman is a variation on the important, turn-of-the-century (that would be the last century) architectural style.

Market Street
Venice, California

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Old Power Station (Historic)

Old Power Station (Historic)

Circa 1925

The building that is now home to the Pacific Jewish Center was originally a power station.

505 Ocean front Walk
Venice, California

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Oldest Apartments (Historic)

Oldest Apartments (Historic)

Circa 1912

Said to be among the oldest apartment buildings in Venice.

Riviera
Venice, California

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