Escher GuneWardena, founded in Los Angeles in 1996, reached international recognition through a range of projects: commercial spaces treated as conceptual art works; hillside residences representing poetic responses to particular site conditions; work in historic preservation including such icons as the Eames House and John Lautner's Chemosphere in Los Angeles. Their collaborations with artists such as Sharon Lockhart, Mike Kelley and Stephen Prina testify to their presence in the art world. "[Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena] are, in part, scholars, artists, architectural historians, designers and architects" Don Albrecht, Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of the City of New York.
The architectural office of Escher GuneWardena was founded in 1996 in Los Angeles. Their work reflects the background and broad cultural ambitions of their principals Swiss-born Frank Escher who studied at ETH Zurich and Ravi GuneWardena, originally from Sri Lanka, who received his education at California State Polytechnic University. 80 Illustrations, black and white; 180 Illustrations, color; b/w line drawings
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