Norms "Saw-tooth" neon sign

Norms: Armet & Davis 1957

470 La Cienega Boulevard, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 9048 Google Maps Link The first Norms restaurant is one of the definitive ‘Googie’s’.  As an architectural style it was often dismissed at the time by critics and many modernists (though noticeably not by R.M Schindler or Richard Neutra) but in reality for the vast majority of citizens who could not afford a case study house in the hills it was their interaction with modern architecture in the 1950s and 1960s. The…

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Stahl House: Pierre Koenig 1959

1635 Woods Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069 Google Maps Link The Stahl House was a dream commission for Pierre Koenig in the Hollywood Hills. It became part of Arts & Architecture magazine’s famed Case Study House Program and was photographed by Julius Shulman in what was to become one of the most famous images of LA and of modernist architecture in general. The L-shaped house is a steel framed and glass on 3 sides sitting in the hills above Sunset Boulevard. The…

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