Chapel of the Holy Cross Proves Architectural Ideas Take Time

December 11, 2013 by: Ben Heimsath

How did an unrealized design concept for an urban cathedral eventually give rise to a desert chapel?  Some architectural ideas take a long time to develop, but this one really took some interesting twists and turns. This fall, I visited the Never Built:  Los Angeles show at the A+D Architecture & Design museum in Los Angeles.  I was surprised to discover an early, though vastly different, ... Read More

Worship Space / Sacred Architecture / Church Design & Construction / modern architecture / Architects and Construction / Design Process

Austin to LA - Mid Century Modern Sources at the LACMA

December 29, 2011 by: Ben Heimsath

  The exhibit bills itself as "the first major study of California midcentury modern design." Currently on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art are over 300 objects of remarkable diversity.  It includes lamps, textiles, graphic design, fashion, costumes, jewelry, architectural photography, a car, an airstream camper and even the original Barbie Doll.  In Austin, we're particularly ... Read More

modern architecture / Design Process