The Lighthouse, Scotland’s National Architecture and Design Centre, isto stage the only European showing of ‘Between Earth and Heaven: The
Architecture of John Lautner’, as part of its 10th anniversary season.
Elrod Residence, John Lautner, Palm Springs, 1968 (photo Joshua White)
Over the course of a career spent largely in Los Angeles, John Lautner captured the essence of southern California in more than 150 distinctive structures. Trained by Frank Lloyd Wright, Lautner is best known for his private commissions such as the Elrod Residence in Palm Springs, featured in the James Bond movie Diamonds are Forever, and Los Angeles’s iconic ‘Chemosphere’.
Chemosphere, John Lautner, Los Angeles, 1960 (photo Joshua White)