Tischler House

The Tischler House, located at 175 Greenfield Avenue in Westwood was designed by modern architect Rudolf Schindler. Many of Schindler's homes can be seen all throughout the Los Angeles area. The Tischler House is still lived in by Adolph Tischler and remains very close to its original condition. Schindler was known for very high ceilings which gives the home a very industrial look to it. They also feature the blue corrugated fiberglass ceiling panels that have been partially covered up to avoid some of the blue light that is filtered in through the panels.

Schindler owned his own architecture business on the side while working for Frank Lloyd Wright in the early 1900's. Rudolf Michael Schindler was born to a middle class family in Vienna, Austria. He attended the Imperial and Royal High School from 1899 to 1906 then enrolled in the Wagnersschule of Vienna Polytechnic University, graduating in 1911 with a degree in architecture. Schindler worked for Hans and Theodore Mayer from 1911 to 1914. Encouraged by fellow Austrian architect Adolph Loos, Schindler moved to Chicago in 1914 to work for Ottenheimer Stern and Reichert. In 1916, he delivered 12 elaborate lectures at the Church School of Design in Chicago which became known as the Schindler "Program" - his central design philosophy.

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