Designed by Charles and Ray Eames and one of the most intact examples of Arts and Architecture magazine's Case Study Program, the Eames House is a highly influential work of modern architecture. However, it is more than just a great work of architecture. The three elements of the site—building complex, landscape, and collections—are interconnected and fundamental to the significance of the place. The CMP uses a values-based conservation planning methodology to emphasize the significance of intangible values as well as physical aspects of the place.
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One of my favorite case study houses, the Eames House is International in style, while not as severe as some of the iconic houses of the Internationalists. The history of the Case Study House Program can be found by clicking this link. No sense repeating what has been described in other articles. The significance of this house comes from the fact that the house was designed by Ray and Charles Eames as a personal residence and constructed in A house that the architect will live in, generally displays in detail the tastes and desires of the designer, as in contrast to the possible compromises made in building for others. This residence has two floors and two buildings.
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It is a work of art entirely composed of parts ordered from builders catalogues and efficiently assembled: a machine with a soul. Photographs -of a structural frame assembled in a day a Mondrian-like grid of black steel and glass with coloured infill panels as accents, and a soaring interior filled with prototype furniture and objects the couple had collected from around the world — brought the house immediate fame and continue to inspire other architects. The couple were living in a Richard Neutra apartment when they first conceived the house as a steel -framed, single story structure cantilevered form a hill-side and supported on slender columns. Delays caused by shortages of building materials allowed the Eameses to rethink the design and create double -height volumes with the same amount of steel.
Above photo: Case Study House 9. At the end of the war millions of soldiers were returning home and the need to address the increased demand in housing prompted many organizations and corporations to come up possible solutions to the housing problem. John Entenza with his neighbors Charles and Ray Eames. Steel frame construction of CSH 9. Photo: Taschen.