Birds' eye views

I went on a special tour last week to see the Wing House, designed by David Hertz (of Syndecrete fame)  in the canyons of Malibu. It's on the site of the old Tony Duquette Ranch. Seeing the layers of new structures slipped into the old footprint in a spectacular location was an unexpected pleasure. Several follies scattered along the ridge survived the 1990s fire that did in the main house. Duquette was a master of the found object, though I suspect his work didn't cost as little you might think examining the components. I think he enjoyed the visual magic of making an old oil drum into a pagoda. We couldn't take photos on site, but Google satisfied some of my curiosity.

Its a delight to see this new house on the old site. Both weave landscape around pavilions made of salvage and transform industrial cast-offs into places. 

747 Wing House from above. The engine cowlings are fountains between the wings and in the center of the twirl. 

 The road to the property

The road to the property