Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Architecture

In this Architecture challenge, Cee asks us to share whatever types of buildings appeal to us. I am a huge fan of architectural photography and of contemporary architecture. I love exciting, unconventional buildings (that’s why Los Angeles-based Frank Gehry is my favorite architect), but I also appreciate other styles. Here some favorites from California and Chicago. Some are quirky… 🙂

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Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA. “Deconstructivist” style building. Architect: Frank Gehry, 2003.

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Santa Barbara Courthouse, Santa Barbara, CA. Spanish Colonial Revival style building. Architect: William Mooser III (1929).

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The Chicago Tribune Tower, Chicago, IL. Neo-Gothic style building. Architects: John M. Howells and Raymond Hood (1925).

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The John Hancock Center, Chicago, IL. Structural Expressionist style building. Architects: Fazlur Khan and Bruce Graham (1969).

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The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA. Modernist style building. Architects: Richard Meier and Michael Palladino (1997).

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The Binoculars Building (Google’s offices in LA), Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA. Postmodern style building. Architect: Frank Gehry (1991)

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Union Station, Los Angeles, CA. Combined Modern, Art Deco, Mission/Spanish Revival style building. Architects: Johan and Donal Parkinson (1939).

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The Norton House, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA. Post Modern style beach house. A special feature is the office or the “lookout” tower up front, facing the ocean. It is very reminiscent of the lifeguard huts found along the beach. Architect: Frank Gehry (1986).

10 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Architecture

    • Thanks, Norm! LA has some amazing new buildings I didn’t include here, such as the new contemporary art museum, The Broad, right next to the Disney Hall. LACMA is getting a $75 million renovation and the Motion Picture museum next to it is going to be quite a stunner too. They should be ready by late 2017 or so.

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