Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, a pioneer of organic architecture and otherwise known as the ‘San Diego Man’, has been praised for his individual and revolutionary style creating structures that could be seen ‘anywhere on earth or moon‘.  Planet Magazine describes his rich body of work, varying from a chain of restaurants for Chart House and dozens of private homes to a wedding chapel in Japan:

Architects today, who spend a great deal of their time constructing computer renderings and completing projects overseas, yearn for for a way to build that’s more primal: modest in scale, attuned to craft, and closely linked to place… One building can’t be mistaken for another yet they all share a rich physicality, expert craftsmanship, and a sympathy with their surroundings”.

Kellogg’s constructions almost seem to defy gravity, with it not being an uncommon feature for his work to be built on edge of steep slopes. His use of geometry also plays a big part in his designs, with one writer describing them as “Sydney Opera House meets Stonehenge”:

Surfer House, Pacific Beach, San Diego, 1973. Image Courtesy of Planet Magazine

Chart House Restaurant, Rancho Mirage, California, 1977. Surfer House, Pacific Beach, San Diego, 1973. Image Courtesy of Planet Magazine

High Desert House, Joshua Tree, California, 2003. Image Courtesy of Planet Magazine

Onion House, Kona, Hawaii, 1963. Image Courtesy of Planet Magazine

View a slideshow of Kellogg’s work here.