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.


Bright & Associates (Frank Israel)

Bright & Associates (Frank Israel)

Remodel 1990 by Frank Israel

Charles and Ray Eames’ old design studio on Brooks and Abbot Kinney was remodeled by Frank Israel (1945-1995), one of Los Angeles most important late-twentieth century architects.

Brooks
Venice, California

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Brown Cottage

Brown Cottage

Circa 19TK

One of several narrow cottages on Cabrillo.

Cabrillo
Venice, California

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Cabrillo Apartments (Ted Tokio Tanaka)

Cabrillo Apartments (Ted Tokio Tanaka)

1989 by Ted Tokio Tanaka

Four-unit apartment building with geometrically lively façade by the architect responsible for LAX’s glowing towers.

Cabrillo Ave
Venice, California

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Cabrillo Renovation (Bureau of Architectural Affairs)

Cabrillo Renovation (Bureau of Architectural Affairs)

Renovation 2008 by Bureau of Architectural Affairs with Robert Choeff (under construction)

Not everyone adds a floating box atop a nondescript cottage. But this goes beyond simpler permitting. There’s madness behind this madness. The first image following, a CAD elevation of the renovation, is a copyrighted image from the Bureau of Architectural Affairs website.

Venice, California

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Cadillac Hotel (Historic)

Cadillac Hotel (Historic)

Circa 1914

Built as a hotel, the Ocean Front Walk stalwart remains one today.

401 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

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California Bungalow

California Bungalow

Circa 19TK

Craftsman-style California bungalow with classic deep porch and exposed structural elements reminiscent of a Japanese shrine.

Venice, California

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California Dutch

California Dutch

Venice, California

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Canal Cottage

Canal Cottage

Circa TK

Modest clapboard cottage with red brick chimney.

Canals
Venice, California

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Canal House

Canal House

Venice canals
Venice, California

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Canal House (Emily Kovner)

Canal House (Emily Kovner)

2006 by Emily Kovner

Canals
Venice, California

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