UC Berkeley, Environmental Design Archives > Eckbo (Garrett) Collection, 1933-1996 > Churchill Apartments (Wilshire Tower), Los Angeles, CA, 1961

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Title
Churchill Apartments (Wilshire Tower), Los Angeles, CA, 1961
Creator
Eckbo, Garrett, Landscape Architect
Contributor
Eckbo, Garrett, Landscape Architect
Lescaze, William, 1896-1969, Architect
Date Created and/or Issued
1961
Publication Information
Environmental Design Archives, 230 Wurster Hall #1820 , University of California , Berkeley, California 94720-1820
Published in: Los Angeles (Calif.)
Contributing Institution
UC Berkeley, Environmental Design Archives
Collection
Eckbo (Garrett) Collection, 1933-1996
Rights Information
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230 Wurster Hall #1820 , University of California , Berkeley, California 94720-1820
Description
The Churchill is a 13-story luxury apartment on Wilshire Blvd. near Westwood Village. It was designed by William Lescaze, architect, of New York… The Churchill is ell-shaped in plan, enclosing two sides of a large open courtyard southwest of the building… 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. Planting… 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." – Garrett Eckbo
Type
image
Format
3 folders, 1 flate file
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/28722/bk0000m8r4k
Language
English
Subject
Landscape architects--California
Landscape architecture--California
Place
Los Angeles (Calif.)