It’s Friday: Ice Cube, architecture critic, discusses the influence of Charles & Ray Eames

Since today is Friday, I thought I would present something extra special. Thanks to the folks at Architizer for finding this gem.

The Getty Museum has an ongoing project entitled, Pacific Standard Time – a multi-media exploration of the best of Los Angeles art and architecture. The project focuses on the period of 1945 through 1980, and includes a series of gallery exhibitions, events and interviews. The latest video features O’Shea Jackson, better known as Ice Cube. Many people are aware of Ice Cube’s contributions to music and film, he was once an architecture student, and has a highly refined perspective of architecture. In the video for Pacific Standard Time, he praises the ingenuity of Charles and Ray Eames and their 1949 home.

Here is a quote from Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan’s article at Architizer:

“Off-the-shelf factory windows, prefab walls,” says Ice Cube, “they was doing mash-ups before mash-ups even existed. The Eames made structure and nature one. This is going green 1949 style, bitch. Believe that.”

via Architizer

I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did:


And as if on cue, Ice Cube just confirmed that a fourth Friday film is in the works. Happy Friday, everyone.