John Kewell’s Schipper Residence   By Pierluigi Serraino Architecture comes with a history of its use. This is especially so for a dwelling, where the events, personalities, and choices of its occupants are encrypted in its walls, cumulative scrolls of … Continue reading

‘Oak Ridge’ – The Barnes House   By Ann Scheid Photographs by Grand Mudford Built for Clifford Webster Barnes, a wealthy Chicago community activist, religious leader and philanthropist, Oak Ridge, as it is colloquially known, exemplifies the core tenets of … Continue reading

Schindler’s Translucent Tischler House   By Judith Sheine Photographs by Grand Mudford   The Tischler house (1949-50) is a late development of R.M. Schindler’s “space architecture” and the project in which the architect most fully explored his vision of a “translucent … Continue reading

Spokane Modernism: Ferris House Architect: Bruce Walker by Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe Architect Bruce Walker’s design for Joel and Mary Jean Ferris is among the most elegant modernist homes constructed in North America. The modestly scaled but deftly defined house in Spokane … Continue reading

On the Work of Ladd & Kelsey, Architects by Pierluigi Serraino Midcentury modern in California came to age due to the phenomenal plethora of talented architects. Of that in- spired group, the Pasadena-based partnership of Thornton Ladd (1924-2010) and John … Continue reading

Bethlehem Baptist Church A Sacred Island in the City of the Automobile R.M. Schindler, Architect by Pierluigi Serraino Much is known about the work of Austrian master Rudolph Mark Schindler (1887-1953). It is certainly one of the first names architects … Continue reading

Fifty Years for a Refrain A New Vision for Pierre Koenig’s West Coastal Design The Henbest-Birkett Residence, 1966-2011 by Andrea Dietz The roads that wind through the higher elevations of Rancho There, through a door-slip that upholds the illusion of … Continue reading