celebrate rudolph schindler’s kings road house 12/17

Celebrate Rudolph Schindler’s Kings Road House

This Southern California modernist home, which marks its 95th birthday this year, is still a game changer

 

Colin Flavin | Houzz Contributor

 

Rudolph Schindler’s Kings Road House in West Hollywood, California, remains an inspiration 95 years after it was completed: In his first built project, Schindler was able to design one of the word’s first truly modern houses and integrate it into its environment in a way that hadn’t been seen. As architectural critic and historian Reyner Banham wrote in 1971, “Schindler designed a house as if there had never been houses before.”

 

Rudolph Schindler’s Kings Road House

Seen from the garden of the Kings Road House is Schindler’s studio, right, and that of wife Pauline, center. Photo by Joshua White

 

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