Monday, February 22, The Eames House In addition to creating some of the most iconic furniture designs of the 20th Century, husband and wife Charles Eames and Ray Eames built a lovely modern house and studio in Pacific Palisades as part of the influential Case Study Program.
Drawn by Ralph Rapson, found in various online sources.
Case Study House No. Unlike its siblings, Case Study No. It focused its attention to an interior courtyard space instead of focusing outwards to a great landscape or view. The house was made up of two pavilions, one for sleeping and one for living, bisected by a glass covered courtyard.
Rapson named this central space the Greenbelt. The design was to have either a wood or steel frame and standardized wall panels Light and heat were to be controlled in the glass roofed courtyard with adjustable louvers, a theme explored by Rapson with David B.
Runnells a few years earlier in the Kawneer Storefront competition. Some design sketches also suggest that the roof might be passively cooled with water ponds or sprinklers, another reoccurring theme with Runnells and Rapson.
Rapson was known for adding such whimsical touches as jeeps, commuter helicopters and caricaturized people to add life to his renderings. Rapson did finally get this design built infor an indoor exhibit, Blueprints for Modern Living: Rapson passed away on March 29 He was still practicing architecture the day before his death at the age of Apr 22, · Julius Shulman photographed some of the most iconic structures in Los Angeles, including Case Study House 22 and the Eames House.
Here’s how you can visit them. Feb 13, · That makes it a rather deflating sign that the innovation and experimentation that have always animated residential architecture in Los Angeles -- beginning with the modest bungalow and the courtyard apartment, and extending through the Case Study houses and the tough, disjointed masterpieces of the L.A.
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Feb 22, · The Eames House is one of the Case Study Program's most popular houses and has even been replicated in miniature out of chocolate. The house was constructed out of pre-fabricated, industrial materials and the Mondrian-inspired exterior is composed of white and primary colored panels of varying sizes outlined by black steel beams.
Los Angeles: A City of Houses.
Mimi Zeiger. If you've ever looked at an aerial view of Los Angeles via Google Maps or on decent into LAX then you know: L.A. is a city of houses.
And the Case Study House Program created by John Entenza for Arts & Architecture magazine epitomized that expression from until The house's impact.
Frank Bros. doesn't exist anymore, but here's why they are important (and why the Getty recently accepted the company's archives): In the two decades after World War II, Frank Bros.
furniture was called upon to furnish the Case Study houses -- you know, those homes built by Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Neutra and Pierre Koenig. Case Study House #21 in Los Angeles—designed by Pierre Koenig—is now available at a discounted price. The showstopping home went on the market two Write a comment.