Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Lautner, John E., Architect (firm); Lin, T.Y., Kulka, Yang and Associates, Structural Engineers (firm); John Edward Lautner Jr. (architect); Tung Yen Lin (structural engineer)

Dates: constructed 1972-1973

Acapulco, Baja Mexico

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Arango House

Lautner worked with the structural engineer, T.Y. Lin, on the Arango House; the house was planned for a family of six, encompassing 25,000 square feet; Lautner configured five bedrooms and servants rooms on the lower level, placing living areas on the upper; a six-foot wide canal followed the curves of the upper stories living area; not only could this channel be used for swimming, but it also served to repel insects and animals; just before Lautner's death in 1994, the family requested another house from the architect, this to have been in Southern California; it was never built;

PCAD id: 56