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Perfect Building Posts

048. Lomo Featured Project: the Mobil Service Station. Lomo Styles: The Perfect Building. Lomo Building Types. Patron Saints. Endangered Lomo.

The architect and industrial designer, Eliot Noyes, earned his spot on the roster of the Patron Saints of the Lower Modernisms – despite living a classy and tasteful life in the American Northeast rubbing elbows with the rich and powerful, Noyes worked ceaselessly to expand the scope of Modernism in a downward direction. Early in […] «Read more»

043. Lomo Featured Project: the Perfect Building behind 5900 Wilshire Boulevard. Lomo Styles: the Perfect Building.

Behind William Pereira’s 30-story tower at 5900 Wilshire Boulevard stands a much less conspicuous building, its appearance uncommunicative and purpose inscrutable. It might be an exhaust shaft for underground parking, or point of egress from an exit stair, or it might contain an emergency generator. The mystery only enhances the perfection of this specimen of […] «Read more»

030. Lomo Featured Project: Buttonwillow Rest Stop. Lomo Building Types: Washroom Buildings.

With so few details, the picnic canopy at the Buttonwillow Rest Stop off of northbound Interstate 5 is nearly a perfect building, a mini-Barcelona Pavilion in which Less is More. As conceptually introduced in Lomo post #003, such humble buildings as these, despite the integrity they may possess as modernist design, are ordinarily excluded from […] «Read more»