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Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design presents the "On the Map" lecture series again this summer. According to the Forum, "On the Map" “intends to build a critical map of Los Angeles’s architectural milieu and will provide access to some works that might otherwise remain inaccessible to the general public.” Events are held at locations of architectural note that have been recently completed, so we think it’s a cool opportunity to check out new buildings that are off limits to LAist and other lay people.
Champion of gentle modernism and Malibu native Lorcan O’Herlihy is the subject of the "On the Map" event this Thursday, which will take place at his incredible Vertical House at 116 Pacific Avenue in Venice. O’Herlihy’s star has been rising lately, as evidenced by his gracing the cover Dwell Magazine. He was also in the news recently due to the debate surrounding the condo development that he’s designing adjacent to the master architect R.M. Schindler’s homestead and studio in West Hollywood. In response, the MAK Center, which is the steward of the property, hosted an “Architectural Resistance” competition inviting alternative schemes (Zaha Hadid’s 21-story tower revealed that the guidelines eschewed zoning and land use entitlements), and other project detractors brought O’Herlihy additional media attention.
On a less controversial note, O’Herlihy’s nuanced approach to challenging sites, extraordinary design sense, use of contemporary materials, as well as his integration of modernist and contemporary influences, are beautifully showcased at the Lexton/MacCarthy Residence in Silver Lake, and other residences scattered around town. Should you not be so lucky to have access to examples of his residential work, "On the Map" is a special opportunity to see what LAist assumes to be great one.
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