Thirty years ago Arata Isozaki designed a house and artist’s studio on a narrow alley lot less than 500 metres from the Pacific Ocean in Venice Beach, California. The slender structure was made for a friend of the architect’s named Jerry Sohn, an LA art collector. It was later sold to musician Eric Clapton. To this day Isozaki’s elegant house still manages to capture some of Southern California’s idiosyncratic qualities, in particular the relationship of cultural activities (art, architecture and music for instance) to the natural landscape.
by Arata Isozaki
Joshua Tree – USA
For Domus 947 – Between heaven and earth Text Peter Zellner