ARTIST AT WORK: Chris Toledo works on the roof tiles of a 1920's, two-bedroom, two-bath, Spanish Colonial Revival
, miniature home.
Kele and Christina Dobrinski were in the middle of a house hunt in the San Francisco Bay Area when they found themselves in Sacramento touring someone else's newly acquired 1930s Spanish Colonial Revival
. "We didn't say anything while we were walking through it," Christina says.
It takes off from the classic Spanish Colonial Revival
architecture and California Mission: a hybrid style based on distinct structural details of buildings and churches during the early Spanish colonization of North and South America.
To set the context, he presents a brief history of gardening in California discussing native peoples; the mission era; Beaux-Arts, Spanish colonial revival
, and the country place era; the Depression and the Works Progress Administration (WA); and postwar and midcentury modern gardens.
A number of the show's sets, too, were reconstructed for the installation: the apartment complex's Spanish Colonial Revival
entryway; the interior of Shooters bar, the characters' perennial hangout, complete with pool table and bottles discreetly labeled to gesture at social issues related to alcohol consumption; and even the complex's pool--though drained of water and, in a nod to relational aesthetics, reimagined by Chin as a sofa-filled conversation pit.
The 4,800-square-foot space, created by Maier himself, the son of an architect--he notes he isn't one; a 15-person in-house design team assists him--oozes Southern California, specifically the area's Spanish Colonial Revival
The buildings include several examples of Spanish Colonial Revival
The Springville Museum of Art was built during the Great Depression in Spanish colonial revival
Located in Southern California's most celebrated neighbourhood, Montage Beverly Hills Hotel features architecture inspired by the Spanish Colonial Revival
times and Mediterranean styling prevalent in Beverly Hills.
The consistency of its 1930s-era Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival
architecture conveys a sense of age and permanence in contrast to the university's constantly changing student population.
It covers an area of 72,000sq ft (6,689[m.sup.2]) and has a mix of Spanish Colonial Revival
architecture and modern design.
The 8,200-square-foot building is located on the corner of El Camino Real and Miraposa and is designed in the architectural tradition of San Clemente's Spanish Colonial Revival
, including a decorative tower, round arched openings and dark mahogany wood windows and doors.