2102 quarry road | austin, tx | 78703
Los Angeles Condominium
Texas 25 Year Award
A New Era For the Charles Moore Foundation. PLACENOTES is now fully digital.
PLACENOTES is the Charles Moore Foundation's design and travel guide that seeks to lead people to and teach them about places that truly matter. As everywhere looks more and more like nowhere, we go to places that make us feel to be somewhere.
PLACENOTES The Sea Ranch is the first of many new digital editions to come.
The Charles Moore Foundation is already working with Cities, Universities & Colleges, Cultural Institutions, House Museums, Historic Sites, Healthcare Organizations, Parks Organizations, and Corporations to create Digital Editions from the scale of a region—such as Napa Valley—to the scale of a single historic site, such as the San Antonio Riverwalk.
Are you creating, shaping, building, restoring, preserving, defending, or caring for special places? We want to help you teach people about and guide them to your efforts.
Charles Moore's Los Angeles Condominium has been restored.
The Condominium that Charles Moore designed and inhabited when he taught at UCLA will be preserved. We are so grateful to James Trulove & Mallory Duncan, champions of architecture, for embarking on this important project. Thank you, Katharine Welsh, for so lovingly caring for the Condo during her decades-long ownership. Margie Shackelford and her late husband Alex Caragonne also deserve our gratitude for contributing important pieces of Folk Art from their collection. And thank you to Willard Hanzlik, Diana Keller & Frank Aldridge, Alice Wingwall & Donlyn Lyndon for contributing fine pieces of art furniture.
This spring the L.A. Condo will be hosting its first resident scholar.
The Moore/Andersson Compound Has Received the Texas 25 Year Award
Tucked away on a quiet residential street in Austin sits Texas’ newest landmark. The Moore/Andersson Compound has been granted the Texas Society of Architects 25 Year Award for 2017. This is a distinction bestowed upon a building that a quarter of a century after its design and construction is regarded as fundamentally important. The Moore/Andersson Compound, a confederation of homes and studios, was designed by Charles Moore and Arthur Andersson, starting in 1984. This is where Charles Moore spent the last ten years of his life, surrounded by his architectural library, folk art and toy collection, friends, collaborators, colleagues, and students. In the compound’s studios, Moore and Arthur Andersson established their practice, Moore/Andersson Architects, a firm that continues today as Andersson-Wise Architects. This award places the Moore/Andersson Compound in the same honored league as the Kimbell Museum (Louis I. Kahn) in Fort Worth; the Menil Collection (Renzo Piano Building Workshop) in Houston; and Trinity University’s Margarite B. Parker Chapel (O’Neil Ford) in San Antonio.
The Andersson House East Elevation and Cube Loft West Elevation Have Been Restored
The past summer, we completed two major preservation projects: the Andersson House East Elevation and the Cube Loft West Elevation.
The projects involved several layers of reconstruction: windows, siding, battens, flashing, trim, primer, and paint. We also had to rebuild the structure in places where there was poor drainage. (We are now re-grading and installing drains to better protect the structure.)
To date, we have restored or replaced 29 windows at the Compound, including the monumental Opium Den Window. We have only 3 windows to go!