Sunday, July 27, 2014

El Rancho Vista Estates

El Rancho Vista Estates
Photo ©Darren Bradley
When I first visited El Rancho Vista Estates in 1999, it was a sad experience, and more than a bit frightening. I was even concerned about getting out of my car. Its turnaround today, to one of the most beautiful and intact modernist neighborhoods in the Coachella Valley, is a shining example of how preservation can work for a community. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Brutalist Enclave in a Sydney Suburb

UTS Kuring-gai. Photo ©Darren Bradley
The architect stated that the natural landscape was so beautiful, it should not have been built on. But he did it anyway. And I'm very glad he did.