Schindler House (1921-22)
835 North Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Photography — me
The other day we had breakfast on the West side (a rare occasion for us downtown LA dwellers) and made a pit stop at the Schindler House before heading home.
The Schindler House was architect Rudolf Schindler's exploration of communal living, meant to be a cooperative live/work space for two young families. It departs from typical homes based on what's note there— no conventional living room, dining room, or bedrooms. Instead, there's an open floor plan that integrates the outside in, and Schindler used industrial materials like concrete walls and sliding glass panels to create a space that feels intentional raw and open. It set a precedent for California architecture, and is an amazing space to experience for how he envisioned the use of space.