Title:Churchill Apartments (Wilshire Tower), Los Angeles, CA, 1961
Creator/Contributor:Eckbo, Garrett, Landscape Architect
Creator/Contributor:Lescaze, William, 1896-1969, Architect
Los Angeles (Calif.)
"The Churchill is a 13-story luxury apartment on Wilshire Blvd. near Westwood Village. It was designed by William Lescaze, architect, of New Yorkâ¦ The Churchill is ell-shaped in plan, enclosing two sides of a large open courtyard southwest of the buildingâ¦ Planting beds and tree boxes had to be carefully coordinated with the engineering structure. Tile is used in three soft colors in a freely curved pattern which is closely integrated with the form of raised planters, pool and pool deck. Plantingâ¦ avoids the standard exuberant tropical character compound of exaggerated textures and contrasts, large floppy leaves which diminish the scale of the area, startling and restless combinations of form and plants which develop little or no structural quality. This is a more subtle and restrained planting scheme which relies a good deal on flowering shrubs and trees. The entire coordinated pattern of this courtyard development functions in two ways: (a) as space to enter and use at its own level; (b) as a pattern viewed from all of the floors above." â Garrett Eckbo
Type:Landscape architecture drawings
3 folders, 1 flate file
Origin:Los Angeles (Calif.)
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