Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Studio/residences – House

Richard & Dion Neutra VDL Studio, Modern Building LA, Photo, News, Design, Property Pictures

Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Studio/residences

Modern House Los Angeles, United States of America – 20th Century US Architecture

Oct 25 + 16, 2017

Neutra VDL Studio and Residence Book Presentation

LIGA book presentation at Neutra VDL House on October 28

“Architecture Exposed”
LIGA book presentation

Saturday, October 28th 2017 from 4-6pm

Neutra VDL Research House
2300 Silver Lake Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039

LIGA book presentation at Neutra VDL House

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.

Exposed Architecture LIGA book presentation at Neutra VDL House

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.

Exposed Architecture LIGA book presentation Los Angeles

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

Tu Casa es mi casa at the VDL House
image courtesy of Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Studio/residences

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.

Architects: Frida Escobedo, Pedro&Juana, Tezontle

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.

PUBLIC EVENTS

Time and locations to be confirmed.

Wednesday, September 20

Lecture: Frida Escobedo

USC School of Architecture

https://arch.usc.edu/calendar/lecture-frida-escobedo

Friday, September 22

Roundtable panel discussion with the artists, writers, and curators

SCI-Arc

https://sciarc.edu/events/

Saturday, September 23

Opening 6-9 p.m

Neutra VDL Research House

http://neutra-vdl.org/site/tucasamicasa_01.asp?911201715367

Monday, September 25

Lecture: Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss, Pedro&Juana

College of Environmental Design at Cal Poly Pomona

https://env.cpp.edu/arc/arc

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.

One House Twice at the Neutra VDL House

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

Website: One House Twice at the Neutra VDL House

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.

Neutra VDL Studio and Residence

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.

View from VDL II toward the 1939 “Garden Wing”
Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Studio

View of west elevation of VDLII
Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Studio/residences

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?

Dr Neutra, Professor Lorenzen (resident direct of VDL) Leo Marmol and Chris Shanley in front of the compound with its sun louvers.
Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Studio

View from patio toward VDLII
Richard and Dion Neutra VDL residences

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.

Julius Shulman signing digital archival prints of his portrait of Richard Neutra
Julius Shulman

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

Careful fenestration of the living room blocks neighbor roofs and emphasizes trees and mountains
Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Studio

Ripples from Reflection pool on second floor patio reflect light into the interior
Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Studio

Frosted glass in Garden Wing Living room let’s in light but blocks view of neighbor
Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Studio


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.




Los Angeles Architecture

Los Angeles Buildings

SciArc Los Angeles Lectures

Rudolf Schindler

John Lautner – The Chemosphere / Malin Residence:
Chemosphere Los Angeles
picture : Sara Sackner




Modern Houses

Los Angeles Architecture Walking Tours

Los Angeles Architecture News

Los Angeles Architect Studio

Comments / photos for the Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Studio/residences America Architecture page welcome

VDL Studio / Residences Building

Website: www.neutra-vdl.org