Bubeshko Apartments

The Bubeshko Apartments were designed by Schindler between 1938 and 1941 for Anastasia Bubeshko and her daughter Luby on a sloped site in Silverlake. The terraced building is one of the several multi-family housing projects that Schindler designed in the Silverlake district of Los Angeles. Although the building can be split into as many as 8 units (there are multiple configuration possibilities), the building is currently divided into 5 units. The stucco-clad, wood-framed building has expansive glass, cantilevers, a flat roof, and built-in furniture. The layout of the units allows for a great sense of privacy, and there is extensive use of color on the interior. However, the ornamental block detail above the garages were not designed by Schindler, but by sculptor Gordon Newell, who was married to Luby's sister. Luby Bubeshko lived in the building for 66 years.
The project was rehabilitated by architect Eric Haas of DSH Architecture in 2008. The rehabilitation received great acclaim for its sensitive and thorough approach to Schindler's original intent. Haas researched the building at the Schindler archives at UC-Santa Barbara, and experimented with the various materials and techniques originally employed by Schindler. 
Lindsey Miller

Last updated: 13-Aug-2013 01:55 PM