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Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Studio/residences
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Oct 25 + 16, 2017
Neutra VDL Studio and Residence Book Presentation
LIGA book presentation at Neutra VDL House on October 28
LIGA book presentation
Saturday, October 28th 2017 from 4-6pm
Neutra VDL Research House
2300 Silver Lake Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039
The Neutra VDL House invites you to the launch of the second book of LIGA, Space for Architecture, Mexico City. The volume “Architecture Exposed” has the exhibition of architecture as its central theme.
Founding directors Wonne Ickx and Ruth Estevez, will engage in a conversation with architecture critic, historian and curator Sylvia Lavin on curating architecture.
The book reviews the recent exhibitions and interludes organized at LIGA in Mexico City and includes essays by Agnaldo Farias (University of Sao Paolo), Barry Bergdoll (MoMA), Carlos Mínguez Carrasco (Storefront NYC), Daniel Fernández Pascual (Cooking Sections), Florencia Rodriguez (PLOT), Anna Puigjaner + Guillermo López (MAIO), Paola Santoscoy (Museo Experimental El Eco), Rory Hyde (Victoria & Albert Museum), Tina DiCarlo (Princeton University) and Wonne Ickx (LIGA). The book is published by Park Books, and will be internationally available from January 2018.
LIGA, Space for Architecture, is an independent initiative founded in Mexico City in 2011 by Carlos Bedoya, Ruth Estévez, Wonne Ickx, Victor Jaimes and Abel Perles that promotes Latin American contemporary architecture through exhibitions, conferences and workshops. LIGA was created as a curatorial platform in order to stimulate the experimentation in relation to the architectural discipline and its possibilities as a discursive practice, expanding and establishing connections with other disciplines.
Sep 12, 2017
Neutra VDL Studio and Residence Exhibition News
Opening September 23: Tu Casa es mi casa at the VDL House
Tu casa es mi casa
September 23, 2017 through January 17, 2018
Opening: Saturday September 23, 6-9 p.m.
Neutra VDL Research House
2300 Silver Lake Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Join the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura, and the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences for the opening of Tu casa es mi casa, an exhibition that connects two modernist houses in Los Angeles and Mexico City via the exchange of texts, objects, and installations by contemporary writers and architects/artists.
Three California-based writers–Aris Janigian, Katya Tylevich, and David Ulin-were asked to craft a letter to one of the three Mexico City-based design teams–Frida Escobedo, Pedro&Juana, and Tezontle–who responded with site-specific installations at the Neutra VDL House.
If our contemporary political moment offers up a border wall as the primary architectural expression of connection between the U.S. and Mexico, Tu casa es mi casa suggests a more porous boundary between the two countries. The title, a riff on the welcoming “my house is your house”, offers the inverted “your house is my house”–an expression of the personal and political stakes of this transposition.
Writers: Aris Janigian, Katya Tylevich, David Ulin
Photographer: Adam Wiseman
Curated by Mario Ballesteros, Andrea Dietz, Sarah Lorenzen, Mimi Zeiger
Organizational collaborators: Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, Archivo Diseno y Arquitectura, and the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences. The Neutra VDL Studio and Residences is preserved and managed by the College of Environmental Design (ENV) at Cal Poly Pomona.
Tu casa es mi casa is supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Crosby Doe Associates / Architecture for Sale Magazine, Bestor Architecture, Michael Maltzan Architects, NAC Architecture, TEN Arquitectos with additional support from Aesop, Angel City Brewery, Bar Keeper and Mezcal Unión, Triview Glass Industries LLC, Cal Poly Pomona Department of Architecture (CPP ARC), Sci-Arc, USC School of Architecture, and Woodbury University School of Architecture.
Time and locations to be confirmed.
Wednesday, September 20
Lecture: Frida Escobedo
USC School of Architecture
Friday, September 22
Roundtable panel discussion with the artists, writers, and curators
Saturday, September 23
Opening 6-9 p.m
Neutra VDL Research House
Monday, September 25
Lecture: Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss, Pedro&Juana
College of Environmental Design at Cal Poly Pomona
For more information on the exhibition visit Tu casa es mi casa at VDL
Apr 11, 2017
Neutra VDL Studio and Residence Event
homeLA and ENTER>text present One House Twice at the Neutra VDL House
homeLA and ENTER>text present
One House Twice at the
Neutra VDL Studio and Residences (VDL)
Saturday, May 6th, 2017
shows: 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm
ENTER>text and homeLA are pleased to announce a collaboration with the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences (VDL Research House) culminating in an immersive performance event on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. Dance, literary, performance, installation and sound artists are currently developing new works in response to this distinctive architecture and National Historic Landmark.
Neutra VDL House
The Neutra Studio and Residences (VDL Research House) is associated with Richard Neutra, a nationally and internationally seminal figure of the twentieth century Modern movement in architecture. During the 1940s, as Neutra’s work evolved, he also became the well-recognized founder of mid-century “California Modern” architecture. The VDL Research House is the only property where one can see the progression of his style over a period of years and is among the key properties to understanding the national significance of Richard Neutra. This year the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences was named a National Historic Landmark.
homeLA provides a platform to independent dance, body-based, sound, and intermedia artists at various stages of their careers to develop new works and one-of-a-kind performances in response to the architecture and ethos of Los Angeles homes.
ENTER>text is a living literary journal, an immersive series of events where the audience is activated to seek out their own unique encounters with writers. Enter> text is directed by Henry Hoke and Marco Franco Di Domenico
Artists: Bernard Brown // Rebecca Bruno // Marco Franco DiDomenico // Morgan Green // Henry Hoke // Ashaki M. Jackson // Douglas Kearney // Mak Kern with Mona Tavakoli and Cary Gallagher// Emily Marchand // Emily Meister // Wendy C. Ortiz // Andrew Pearson // Priyanka Ram // Erin Schneider // Wilfried Souly // Emerson Whitney
For more information visit homeLA’s website.
Spaces limited, ticketed only
Neutra VDL House, 2300 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Dec 18, 2016
Neutra VDL Studio and Residence News
Installation & Exhibition at the Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Studio/residences
There are a number of art installations taking place in 2017:
• From the end of January 2017 until April artists Les Frères Chapuisat will have a wood art installation up in the courtyard of the Neutra VDL House.
• From mid September 2017 until mid March 2018 the Neutra VDL House will be hosting the exhibition Tu casa es mi casa funded by the Graham Foundation.
The Neutra VDL Studio and Residence was donated to the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation in 1990 (a non-profit organization classified as a tax-exempt organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code) and is under the stewardship of the College of Environmental Design (ENV) at Cal Poly Pomona. The primary mission of the College with respect to VDL is: to use the house as an educational resource for ENV students and faculty, to preserve and maintain the property, and to host cultural and artistic programs that strengthen the facility’s mission as a community resource.
TOURS: The Neutra VDL House is open for tours by Cal Poly Pomona architecture students on most Saturday from 11am-3pm. For more info on the Saturday tours, cultural programs and exhibitions visit Neutra VDL Studio and Residences.
Aug 15, 2009
Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Studio
Significance and Survival of Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Studio/residences
On November 20 2009 Richard Neutra’s youngest son Dr Raymond Richard Neutra will be talking at SciArc in Los Angeles about the Significance and Survival of the Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Studio/Residences compound in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles. This live/work space was built in three phases.
The first designed by Richard Neutra in 1932 accomodated two households and Neutra’s office. It was named after Dutch industrialist van der Leeuw who loaned Neutra the money to build it (hence “VDL”) The second phase was designed by Richard Neutra in 1939 and accomodated another household. In 1963 a fire destroyed the upper floors of the first phase, and Richard Neutra with his son and partner Dion Neutra designed a replacement for that wing (VDLII) on the original prebricated prestressed concrete basement floor which was preserved to house an apprentices room and dark room.
The compound was built on a 60 x 70 foot lot and addressed a number of design questions that are still relevant today: How can we create a beautiful live/work space for multiple households on a small footprint? How can we design landscape so that it beings nature with its sights sounds and smells into this kind of urban dwelling? How can we use new sustainable industrial materials in a beautiful way? How can the social and biological sciences inform our design?
Since 2007 Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design (owners of the compound), helped by the Friends of the VDL Research site has established an active web site ( www.neutra-vdl.org) explaining the significance of the compound, presenting plans and images and a video oral history of the place. A DVD on the compound has also been produced. A distinguished honorary committee with such distinguished architects as Tadao Ando, Richard Meier, Renzo Piano and IM Pei among others have indicated their regard for this historic compound. Architects Marmol and Radziner are working with Dion Neutra and the faculty at Cal Poly to repair the leaking roofs.
The college has started student-led drop-in tours for $10.00 every Saturday from 11am to 3:00 pm.
More that $60,000 has been raised and the distinguished architectural photographer, Julius Shulman before his recent death signed and numbered thirty five digital archival prints that he took of Neutra on the roof of the compound. Those who give leadership level gifts to the roof campaign can receive one of these prints in appreciation. (see www.neutra-vdl.org for information)
Illustrations: all by Raymond Richard Neutra
Location:Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California, USA
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