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Mid-Century Modern

Los Angeles International Design Center
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Los Angeles International Design Center

Designed to be the nerve center and showplace of the decorative furnishings industry, the building became the nexus of interior design and architecture in L.A. upon its completion in 1964.
Malin Residence (Chemosphere)
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Malin Residence (Chemosphere)

An octagon perched atop a twenty-nine-foot high, five-foot-wide concrete column like a flying saucer on a stick, the Chemosphere is recognizable even to those who know nothing else about mid-century architecture.
Marina del Rey
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Marina del Rey

Architect Victor Gruen was hired to create the master plan for Marina del Ray, a 780-acre area which includes one of the largest manmade small craft harbors in the world.
Midtown School
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Midtown School

Just over the southern edge of Los Feliz's historic Shakespeare Bridge is an unusual group of tent-like buildings on a small private school campus, the Midtown School.
Photo by Stephen Russo

Moore House (Demolished)

A striking example of modernism in a city dominated by Spanish Colonial Revival and Mediterranean Revival homes, the design was nearly rejected by Palos Verdes Estates.
Morris Studio
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Morris Studio

The perfect melding of industrial engineering principles and the more organic, subtle concepts of space and flow. Few Modern designs can match it for sheer dynamism and charisma.
Photo by Devri Richmond

Mutato Muzika

One of the most mind-boggling buildings on the Sunset Strip, this low, round, extremely green office was built for a plastic surgeon and allegedly designed by Brasilia's own Oscar Niemeyer.
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Nelson Houses

With their simple Mid-Century Modern lines and their breathtaking views, the Nelson Houses are a rare work by one of very few female modernists to gain acclaim in postwar L.A.

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