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    El Croquis 198 dives into the captivating world of Johnston Marklee, an architectural powerhouse known for its playful experimentation, poetic materiality, and profound connection to the Californian landscape. Spanning projects from 2005 to 2019, the issue unveils a practice constantly pushing boundaries and redefining the possibilities of architecture.

    Sculpting with Light and Shadow:

    Johnston Marklee’s buildings are masterful compositions of light and shadow, creating a dynamic interplay that unfolds throughout the day. Imagine the House in Glen Ellen, California, where strategically placed openings and translucent walls draw in natural light, casting captivating patterns on the exposed concrete surfaces.

    Material Poetry:

    Beyond functionality, Johnston Marklee elevates materials to poetic heights. Weathered wood, raw concrete, and corrugated metal come together in their projects, whispering stories of time and place. The Venice Beach House, California, for instance, is a harmonious blend of wood and glass, blurring the lines between interior and exterior while capturing the essence of the Californian coast.

    Spatial Playfulness:

    Johnston Marklee’s architecture is infused with a sense of playful experimentation. Unexpected forms, unconventional layouts, and hidden surprises keep you engaged at every turn. The Men’s Art Center in Los Angeles, California, is a testament to this, with its fragmented volumes and interconnected spaces creating a labyrinthine journey through art and light.

    Californian Soul:

    Johnston Marklee’s work is deeply rooted in the Californian landscape and its laid-back, sun-drenched spirit. Their buildings embrace the outdoors, blurring the lines between interior and exterior spaces. The Bluff House in El Segundo, California, perfectly captures this, with its expansive decks and open plan seamlessly blending into the oceanfront setting.

    Beyond the Visuals:

    El Croquis 198 is more than just a collection of stunning visuals. It delves into the theoretical underpinnings of Johnston Marklee’s practice, exploring their design process, inspirations, and influences.

    Deeper Exploration:

    To further enrich your understanding of El Croquis 198 and Johnston Marklee’s work, consider:

    • Focusing on specific projects: Choose projects that resonate with you and analyze their design details, material choices, and connection to the surrounding context.
    • Drawing connections to other movements: Explore how Johnston Marklee’s work relates to other architectural movements such as Californian modernism or deconstructivism.
    • Understanding their design process: Research their collaborative approach and how they utilize sketches, models, and prototypes to develop their ideas.

    By actively engaging with the content and exploring different perspectives, you can unlock the rich layers of meaning within El Croquis 198 and gain a deeper appreciation for the captivating architecture of Johnston Marklee.

    So, let El Croquis 198 be your guide as you embark on a journey through the playful, poetic, and profoundly Californian world of Johnston Marklee architecture.

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