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Modern Architecture in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is regarded as a thriving creative art scene from music to the performing arts to the visual arts. Architecture is no exception. Many tourists flock to Los Angeles to get a glimpse of all of the beautiful pieces of art in the form of modern architecture scattered throughout the city. Some notable architectural designers include Frank Lloyd Wright, Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, and Rudolph Schindler. Whether you’re visiting Los Angeles for the first time, you’re a local looking for a fun afternoon, or you have recently moved after finding the perfect home for sale in LA, check out these three iconic structures.

The Broad

Opening in 2015, The Broad is a museum of contemporary art housing almost 2,000 pieces of work. Built by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the building was designed to be sleek and eco-conscious by featuring electric car charging stations, high-efficiency plumbing features to reduce water waste, and rooftop drains that run off to street-level gardens. Even if you don’t plan on going through the museum, the outside is still a piece of art with its “veil and vault” design of a honeycomb enveloping and protecting the vault inside.

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Right next to The Broad sits the Walt Disney Concert Hall which is truly a masterpiece. Designed by Frank Gehry, one of the most celebrated and acclaimed architects of the modern century, it was built with over 165,000 square feet of stainless steel. The concert hall was created to look like a giant ship floating down Grand Avenue. One of the coolest features of the building is that you can actually walk all over it. There are stairs that line the sails and intricacies of the building that allow visitors to explore all around it, which makes for some great unique photo opportunities.

The Stahl House

The Stahl House was born from a program that started in 1945 until 1966 intended to create postwar living using modern industrial materials. The Case Study House 22, dubbed The Stahl House, is a Los Angeles home located in Hollywood Hills accessible for the public to see. It was created by Pierre Koening and was one of the earliest pieces of modern architecture to hit the Los Angeles scene with its glass and steel building materials.

There is never a shortage of fascinating architecture in Los Angeles. If you’re looking for your very own piece of art to call home, check out these Los Angeles homes for sale.


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