A little while ago now, I went to the Schindler House in Los Angeles. It’s a pretty cool place. The entrance is a long walk way. Notice how it’s not paved, there’s no grass to see, it’s just dirt and a high hedge. It’s simple and it’s sort of a long path to see what the place has to offer. It’s not instant gratification. Here’s the link to the site.
This is the view of the house from the back of the lot. It’s a huge property. It was built in 1922. If you take a look at these pictures, you could believe it, but at the same time, you’d think that it’s modern. That’s what’s cool about mid-century style design, although 1922 seems really early to be doing work like this. It’s also definitely Japanese inspired.
There’s no real second floor, this is one of tow decks that’s sort of like an observation spot.
The high windows are nice, yet this house is pretty dark during the day.
This is the entrance of the house. Two families lives here back in the day. I wonder how that worked out.
The bamboo is under control. I wonder how this is done, since bamboo loves to grow rampant.
This is sort of the backyard of the house. I like the series of squares and rectangles. The walkway is the key I think, linking everything together.
That’s a view straight back.
This is what the front of the house looks like. The weird thing about walking around here is that you don’t really know what the house looks like. If you had a pad of paper, you couldn’t really draw it easily from memory.
That’s door #2 I assume for family #2.
This is walkway #2.