CA: Dec. 18, 2022 – Announcing MAK Architecture Tour 2022

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The MAK Center’s 2022 Architecture Tour features the stunning hillside houses designed by R.M. Schindler in the Silver Lake and Echo Park neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

Schindler did not believe in a formulaic design for his architecture, and would design custom homes tailored to the site and client. In the period of the 1930’s, middle-class families could also afford to hire architects for individually designed homes, constructed from the ground up on difficult lots. For his hillside houses, Schindler describes three different “form schemes”: “balancing above the hill, cascading down the slope, and rising up in a counter motion.” Together, the Oliver House, Walker House, Southall House, and Wilson House showcase Schindler’s single-family homes built in the 1930s developed for the particularities of each client, including specialized spaces such as ikebana rooms and private music studios.

This year’s self-guided tour will center on Schindler’s contributions to Silver Lake and Echo Park, continuing the centennial year’s celebration of all things Schindler. Each house on the tour is either in nearly original state, or has been carefully restored and/or renovated.

All proceeds from the tours will go directly to advancing the MAK Center’s mission and public activation of three Schindler landmarks: the Schindler House, Mackey Apartments, and Fitzpatrick-Leland House. Tickets include access to four Schindler architectures and a one year membership to the Schindler House.

Volunteer for the MAK Center’s upcoming Architecture Tour!

The MAK Center for Art and Architecture is looking for docents for our Architecture Tour 2022. This year’s tour features the stunning hillside houses designed by R.M Schindler in the Silver Lake and Echo Park neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

Spend time in an extraordinary Schindler home that is rarely open to the public. You will steward the residences during the tour and then receive one free ticket for the Architecture Tour.

When: MAK ARCHITECTURE TOUR 2022, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2022, 11:00 AM — 05:00 PM


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