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Schindler House


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I first read about the Schindler house in relation to Fritz Haeg and the Sundown Salon working with the mak centre organizing projects in and around the buildings unique architecture. Architect Rudolph Schindler (worked with Frank Lloyd Wright) designed the structure in the late 20’s, the house became a center of art and culture in LA. The house created a vibrant social and intellectual culture from 1922 to the 1950s due to the activities of Pauline Schindler, who held Salons, political meetings and dinners allowing for the reinvention of domestic space.

The architecture featured large studios instead of typical living areas, such as a lounge and dining area. The house was built with communal spaces (kitchen and laundry) but most importantly it enabled multiple activities to happen simultaneously with room for multiple makers and thinkers to inhabit the space. The building has two wings which can accommodate two young families as well as a guest studio complete with bathroom and kitchen. The house was constructed in such a way that  Schindler and his wife continued living in the house even after they separated, making slight adaptions to the space there was room for them both to live independently. The architecture of the building allowed for a social dynamic full of ideas and discussion.

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RAYGUN PROJECTS is an artist run initiative run by artists Alexandra Lawson and Tarn McLean located in the CBD of Toowoomba, Australia. 2011-2018.

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