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yesterday was a good day for architecture here in good old los angeles. well, for me, selfishly, at least.

yesterday was a good day for architecture here in good old los angeles.
well, for me, selfishly, at least.
first i got to look at an amazing and amazingly odd house/houses in my neighborhood.
3 houses, one built by paul hoag, one built randomly in 1920, and another built by richard neutra ON TOP OF the random house from 1920.
yes, a neutra built on top of another house.
i even got to take pictures:

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originally i was looking at the houses as a place for a possible office/studio, but i realized that they don't quite work as a place for a possible office/studio for me.
but they could work for you, as they're for sale. and you could buy them and build a home/office/studio and we could meet up in the neighborhood and buy weird stuff at the beachwood antiques store.

http://takesunset.com/2012/09/neutra-and-hoag-triplex-in-beachwood-canyon-2122-n-gower

then, later, i got to go to the la aia design awards and they even let me ramble on about my love of/for l.a architecture.

http://aialosangeles.org

and then obama trounced creepy/disingenuous mitt romney in the debates (which wasn't architecture related, but still great).

going back to the neutra house built on top of the random house from 1920: it's amazing.
a cute and odd neutra in the treetops. built on top of another random house.
does that exist anywhere else?
i'm guessing: no.
and the paul hoag house is pretty beautiful and masterful, as well.
ok, enough rambling.

thanks

moby



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