Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Modern Photo of the Week - Temple B'nai Jehuda by Architects, Kivett and Myers

Name: Temple B'nai Jehuda
Architect: Kivett and Myers
Year Designed: Unknown
Builder: Unknown
Year Built: 1969
Location: 69th and Holmes, Kansas City, Missouri
Type: Synagogue
Style: Sculptural Expressionistic
Photographer: Brad Finch
Clarence Kivett and Ralph Myers were the patriarchs of Modern Architecture in Kansas City. They mentored and entire generation of modernists within their office. Their work spanned some forty years of modernism as they matured their style in the Kansas City area. This building was described as an 82 foot concrete tent for worship.

Ray Kappe Modern California House Tour

Many of the people who know me, realize that I have a real love for the work of California Architect, Ray Kappe, FAIA. So I could not resist posting this real estate slide show. You can have this house for a cool $4.95 million. Designed and built in 1966-68, this design represents the mature Kappe style. Lori and I drove by this house in Brentwood last year, which presents almost a fortress like front elevation that betrays the glass facade on the other side of the house. I also had the opportunity to meet Mr. Kappe while I was shooting photos of his own house. To me Kappe's work has historically been under appreciated and is only just now being recognized by the admirers of Modern architecture. Part of this recent recognition is due to his work with Living Homes. Enjoy the entire slide show HERE!