Harry Gesner – The Sandcastle House & Wave House

Harry Gesner, a 90-year-old maverick modern architect from Malibu, designs with a focus on the environment and a disregard for convention. Instead of taking up Frank Lloyd Wright’s offer to study at Taliesin, he spent years teaching himself the building trades, a DIY attitude that inspired his own unorthodox projects. Nearly born surfing—he was taught by lifeguards near his childhood home in Oxnard, California—€”it became his passion, and influenced the design of his most famous building, the copper shingle-crested Wave House, a frozen series of cresting roofs which he first sketched on the back of a surfboard with a grease pencil. Check out the full article on Curbed here:

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Matt Titone

A goofy-footed graphic designer who hails from the first state, Delaware. After attending Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL then graduating from SCAD in Savannah, GA with a BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration, Matt moved to NYC and found work as a freelance designer and art director before moving west to Venice, CA in 2006 where he ended up co-founding ITAL/C Studio and tries very hard to avoid crowds & traffic. While not in the studio, he enjoys surfing as much as possible, snowboarding, paddle tennis, hiking, camping, and watching the Eagles play at Sports Harbor.

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