Barragan / San Cristobal

I'm trying to catch up on photos from my trip to Mexico City in November.
Here's Cuadra San Cristobal (1966) by Luis Barragan















 The stables




View from the stable house

I didn't see any horses on my visit, so here's a 1976 photo by Rene Burri





Modern / San Diego

CLAREMONT MODERN: THE CONVERGENCE OF ART + ARCHITECTURE AT MIDCENTURY
In conjunction with the exhibition Irving J. Gill: New Architecture for a Great Country, the San Diego History Center hosts the San Diego premiere of a 90-minute documentary examining the vital relationship between art, design and architecture in Claremont, California in the years following War II.
Come explore the development of a major center of Midcentury Modern design and learn about the San Diego connections afterwards. The event begins with a light reception in SDHC’s Atrium, then moves next door to the Museum of Photographic Art theater, and concludes with discussion and a Q&A session with the film producer Paul Bockhorst and Keith York from Modern San Diego.
San Diego History Center (SDHC) Atrium + Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) AuditoriumThursday, January 19, 2017 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
More info, here.

Dave Hampton is giving a talk the next day.

More info, here

In more Hampton related news, there will be a discussion with artist Erik Gronborg on his unique approach to furniture design onThurs. 1/26, 6 – 7:30pm.
There is also a FREE Instagram meet-up in the exhibition from 3-5pm with Curator, Dave Hampton. #ERIKGRONBORGEXPERIENCE
More info, here. 

Weekend / Stuff



Meridian clock by Raymor and Howard Miller

Abel Sorenson

Tunsi Girard, Alexander's brother

Bruce Hill for Peter Pepper Products

MLK

Martin Luther King Jr. & Andrew Young, 1966 Montgomery AL airport

Source: Bob Fitch, via Stanford

Alexander Girard / St Johns

In 1964, Alexander Girard redesigned the interiors of Saint Johns College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 


 Artists painting the Girard mural.


It still looks great. 











Gerard also designed this light fixture for the college.

Source:ALEXANDER GIRARDby Todd Oldham & Kiera Coffee

Source:ALEXANDER GIRARDby Todd Oldham & Kiera Coffee


Weekend / Stuff

A stack of Japanese architecture magazines

Japanese iron

Amy Donaldson enamel

It was a tough weekend. Good thing I haven't posted for a few weeks....

Kay Sekimachi

Vivika & Otto Heino


Stools by Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini

David Shaner Slab

Gerald Thurston