02 avril 2010

Icons of Mid-Century Modernism: the Case Study Houses

The Case Study House program, initiated by John Entenza of Arts & Architecture magazine in 1945 in Los Angeles, remains one of America's most significant contributions to architecture at mid-century. Conceived as low-cost, experimental modern prototypes, the thirty-six designs of the program epitomized the aspirations of a generation of modern architects active during the buoyant years of America's post-World War II building boom. By its end in 1966, despite the fact that many of the early designs were not built and few, if... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2010

Where can you see the Eames House?

 The House is located at 203 Chautauqua Blvd. in Pacific Palisades CA 90272.
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15 avril 2010


Initially designed jointly by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, the house was substantially modified during the construction process by Eames and his wife Ray, an artist and designer, to maximize its spatial area. The final design consists of two adjacent double-height pavillons: one used as a residence and one as a studio/workshop space. Demonstrating the possibilities of technologically based construction methods and materials, it is built entirely of industrial, prefabricated components including steel, glass, asbestos, and... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2010

A functional house

In this house activities will be of a more general nature to be shared with more people and more things. It will also be used as a returning place for relaxation and recreation through reading and music and work: a place of reviving and refiling, a place to be alone for preparation of work, and with matters and concerns of personal choosing. A place for the kind of relaxed privacy necessary for the development and preparation of ideas to be continued in professional work centers. The occupant will need space used elastically where... [Lire la suite]
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