Walstrom House by John Lautner was constructed in 1969. The wooden house is built into the side of a hill in the Santa Monica mountains just outside of Los Angeles. John Lautner (1911-1994), a California based architect, was an early apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright. […]
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From stunningly gorgeous and utopian to cold and soulless, there are probably as many opinions about modernist buildings as there are people in the world. In the eternal discussion about whether function or form is more important, the balance might arguably be skewed in favor of the former when we talk about modernism, the architectural style that dominated much of the 20th century. Though who’s to say that modernism doesn’t allow for beauty and balance?