Anyone who is seeking a bit of inspiration when it comes to Los Angeles architecture needs to look no further than the city limits. Los Angeles is a tour de force of modern architectural style, from the skyscrapers of downtown LA to the stately homes of the Hollywood Hills.
One of my favorite landmarks of Los Angeles architecture is the Pellissier Building. This art deco style building is as beautiful now as it was when it was built in 1931. The beautiful green façade of the building mixes green tiles with precisely oxidized metal. The building’s façade has lots of beautiful embellishments around the windows and at street level. A true triumph of LA’s rapidly changing 1930’s landscape.
If the Pellissier Building fails to inspire you, step even further into the past and examine Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House. This house was built in 1921 and from one look you can tell it is a Frank Lloyd Wright. It encompasses a lot of Wright’s style (the small windows, interlocking split levels) but is also seems very at home in Hollywood. It looks like a gussied up version of some of the Wright houses you see in Chicago and Ohio.
These are only two of LA architecture’s famed landmarks. If you are still lacking in inspiration, hit the streets of LA; inspiration is sure to strike!