1927-1929: Landmark example of the International Style in Los Angeles. Richard Neutra, architect.
Lovell House in Los Angeles by Richard Neutra
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Completed in 1929, the Lovell House introduced the International Style
to the United States. With its wide glass expanses, the Lovell House resembled European works by Bauhaus architects Le Corbusier
and Mies van der Rohe
Europeans were impressed by the innovative structure of the Lovell House. The balconies were suspended by slender steel cables from the roof frame, and the pool hung in a U-shaped concrete cradle. Moreover, the building site posed an enormous construction challenge. It was necessary to fabricate the skeleton of the Lovell House in sections and transport it by truck up the steep hill.