LEARNING FROM PIERRE KOENIG
"It was my notion, when I started, to make anonymous architecture for ordinary people." — Pierre Koenig (1925 - 2004)
Ironically, the beautiful steel houses of Pierre Koenig, with their stunning, frank simplicity, graceful proportions, and sunny, contextually attuned openness, could hardly expect anonymity in an American landscape of neocolonial, neoclassical, and neovernacular norms. Published 2004.0421
CALIFORNIA ARCHITECTURE AWARDS
At the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles in June, the American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) handed out its annual kudos to architects and allied professionals.
Six honor awards and nine merit awards were presented to recent projects, celebrating design excellence among the state's practitioners. Some of these are described below. Published 2001.0725