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… 🙂
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA. “Deconstructivist” style building. Architect: Frank Gehry, 2003.
Santa Barbara Courthouse, Santa Barbara, CA. Spanish Colonial Revival style building. Architect: William Mooser III (1929).
The Chicago Tribune Tower, Chicago, IL. Neo-Gothic style building. Architects: John M. Howells and Raymond Hood (1925).
The John Hancock Center, Chicago, IL. Structural Expressionist style building. Architects: Fazlur Khan and Bruce Graham (1969).
The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA. Modernist style building. Architects: Richard Meier and Michael Palladino (1997).
The Binoculars Building (Google’s offices in LA), Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA. Postmodern style building. Architect: Frank Gehry (1991)
Union Station, Los Angeles, CA. Combined Modern, Art Deco, Mission/Spanish Revival style building. Architects: Johan and Donal Parkinson (1939).
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).
Some beautiful architecture you’ve highlighted. Thanks.
Thanks so much, Emilio!
Beautiful buildings, the Walt Disney concert hall looks out of this world:) the binocular building, is it the entrance, have you gone in?
No, unless you have business with Google you can’t go inside the building.
Great series of awesome buildings so well captured.
Some wonderful classics and a few unusual beauties I had never seen before too – great post. Now I want to get back to LA 🙂
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.
You have some beautiful and unique architecture for this week. Wonderful. 😀
Thanks, Cee! I’m glad you like them. 🙂