Process of the graphite drawing of a micro-unit apartment building a half block away from the old Little Italy residence on West Cedar Street in downtown San Diego. Made up of 42 studios at 380 square feet and five penthouses averaging 500 square feet.
Completed in 2020, it measures 7"w x 9"h and is currently available at the time of posting.
No history lesson here. Just pictures of our three hour tour at Taliesin West in 2018.
As of March 2020, the foundation said the school didn’t have a solid business model to stay open, but it was willing to let second and third year students finish out their degrees, according to a statement given to Architect Magazine. Unfortunately, that wasn't approved by the full board.
On the bright side, the foundation said it will keep Taliesin West and Taliesin open so that visitors can experience FLW’s homes and work space. So yes, according to their website, you can book a tour. Well worth the time and expense if you're a FLW fan.
Process of a drawing of the historic Coachella Valley Savings No. 2. building located in Palm Springs, California, 2020.
The building is a fine example that master architect E. Stewart Williams used the International Style of architecture for commercial buildings in the early 1960s. It features a flat roof, deep overhangs, steel-frame construction, and a lack of applied ornamentation. The most prominent feature of the structure are the inverted arches of reinforced concrete that rise to form columns that hold up the roof. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.
Process of a drawing of the Lever House Building in New York City, commissioned by a San Diego architect/developer in 2019, who provided the photograph..
The Lever House is a glass-box skyscraper built in the International Style according to the design principles of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The building was designed by Gordon Bunshaft and Natalie de Blois of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, completed in 1952. The 307-foot-tall building features a courtyard and public space and was designated a New York City landmark in 1982 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
Finished drawing size is 11’w x 17”h.
Tours of The Cree House were offered with Modernism in Palm Springs this past February 2020. Having been to the Frey II house, we had to take advantage.
The Cree House was designed by Swiss-born architect Albert Frey for former school superintendent, turned real estate developer, Raymond Cree in 1955. Supported by thin steel columns, the 1,124 square foot home has one bedroom, one and a half baths and a 600 square foot bright yellow deck.
Recently, the home underwent a thorough renovation, restoring everything from the home’s exterior as well as interior wall panels, deck pieces to the kitchen appliances, to name a few. And it showed as we stepped back in time with this “Forgotten Frey”.
Here is a quick look at the process of this Elektro Herbold neon sign from a picture I snapped in Heidelberg, Germany in the mid-1980’s. 36"x24"
An article in San Diego Magazine, 2014, stated that Dwight Freeney had bought the painting,
but Mr. Segal still has possession and it is happily living in Little Italy, San Diego.
Process of a drawing of the Seagram Building in New York City from a commission earlier this year from a local architect/developer.
The integral plaza, building, stone faced lobby and distinctive glass and bronze exterior were designed by German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and completed in 1958 at 38 stories and it is one of the most notable examples of the functionalist aesthetic and a noted example of corporate modern architecture.
Finished drawing size is 11”w x 17”h.
A look at the process of the TG&TC Building on Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles. This beautiful Art Deco building was built in 1930 and designed by The Parkinsons who also designed Los Angeles City Hall and Bullocks Wilshire. In 1984 the building was listed the Nation Register of Historic Places. This sold painting is now living in Rancho Santa Fe, California.