Michael Webb
writes on modern architecture, design, and travel. He is the author of 26 books, most recently Modernist Paradise: Niemeyer House, Boyd Collection (Rizzoli) and Venice CA: Art +Architecture in a Maverick Community (Abrams). He travels widely in search of new and classic modern architecture and contributes to magazines around the world. Michael lives in the Neutra apartment that Charles and Ray Eames once called home.

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Double Dutch in Los Angeles

Winy Maas presents the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Image, Winy Maas Peruri 88, Jakarta, Indonesia, architecture and image by MVRDV, in collaboration with The Jerde Partnership and ARUP.Daring architects flourish like tulips in Holland, and two of the top talents are lecturing back-to-back in LA this month. On Wednesday, February 20th, Winy Maas, co-founder of MVRDV, will review 15 years of invention in the annual Otis College/Scanlon Foundation lecture.  The event will be held at 7:30 PM in MOCA’s Ahmanson Theater at 250 South Grand Avenue. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so go early. On Thursday, February 21, at 6:30 PM, Cal Poly sponsors a lecture by Ben van Berkel, co-founder of UN Studio, at the A+D Museum, 6032 Wilshire Blvd, across the street from LACMA. 
Unfortunately, that clashes with an A+D salon at John Lautner’s Sheats-Goldstein House, in Beverly Hills; the first in a series of immersive evenings in notable modern houses that A+D will present this year. The previous week, on February 16th  at 2.30pm, the museum is hosting a cocktail party in the Joshua Tree house of Tim Disney to help launch Palm Springs Modernism Week. Both these events will raise funds for an exciting exhibition, Never Built: Los Angeles, which opens on July 11. A+D is an invaluable resource for architects and the public at large, and it deserves your support.  Tickets and information:


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