Charles Holland Architects (*) and John Lautner (1911–1994), model of John Lautner's Ground floor plan of a garden and semi-circular house for the artist Edgar Ewing, Mt Washington, Los Angeles, (1952), 2018. N/A.
Strawberry Gothic Forever draws on a number of architectural
fantasies. Primarily, it can be seen as an anglicised version of Lautner’s house
for Edgar Ewing, a circular structure intended for the Los Angeles hills but
now embedded in the chalk face of the North Downs. But it also contains other
references: to Buckminster Fuller’s dreams of a lightweight geodesic
architecture, to the nostalgic craft utopia of William Morris and to the high-tech
fantasies of the 1960s avant garde.
Lastly, the model has an autobiographical quality, a collection of objects and reference points that we have drawn together and re-assembled in our own corner of the world.
– Charles Holland