Small House in Japan (Why Not Van Nuys?)


The architectural blog Dezeen has a cornucopia of outstanding designs from around the world. They have many projects from Japan, including small homes, which the Japanese have constructed all around the densely populated country. The Gap House, by MUU Store Design Studio, (shown above) only covers a total area of 200 square feet, yet it…

Populating Van Nuys with Fine Architecture


  Van Nuys (b. 1911) began as a town, centered around a main street, connected to Los Angeles by streetcar and rail. It built its fire station, library, city hall, ┬ápolice station, and its churches, schools, shops and post office steps apart. On foot, a person could buy a suit, take out a library book,…