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LA’s Most Famous House Finally Makes the National Register

"The newly-landmarked include Pierre Koenig’s Stahl House (aka Case Study House #22), which might just be the most famous house in Los Angeles, thanks to a photograph by Julius Shulman, along with the Entenza House in Pacific Palisades and Koenig’s CSH #21 in the Hills.” - Adrian Glick Kudler of CURBED Los Angeles - Via: 1 | 2 | 3

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hi, and sorry for not having more oddball architecture posts this week.
meaning: this last week. i’m in chicago now, headed to nyc tomorrow, then aspen in about 10 days, then back to gigantic dysfunctional byzantine l.a.

right before i left l.a i went to santa monica where a friend of mine showed me this amazing suburban case-study (i think) futuristic mid-century house.
i’m trying to find out more about it.
let’s see.
it’s…
the john entenza house!
i feel so satisfied when i can actually find out something about one of the houses or buildings i include here.
so yes, it’s the john entenza case study house.
and here’s a link.
and, according to my thorough research (i looked at 2 websites) it’s the house where the whole case study program/idea was launched/started/conceived of.

so it’s historical architecture where historical architecture was conceived. of.

i’m also including a picture of the pacific ocean inspired by sugimoto but not nearly as good. or as big.

ok, hi from chicago.

moby

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1958 Saul Bass Residence (Case Study House #20) | Architects: Buff, Straub & Hensman |  2275 Santa Rosa Ave in Altadena, CA

Home of Graphic Designer Saul Bass and part of the Case Study Program for John Entenza’s Arts & Architecture Magazine.

From the book, "Case Study Houses" Editorial Taschen. Elisabeth A. T. Smith

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1945 Case Study House #9  | Architects: Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen Location: 205 Chautauqua Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90272

Case Study House #9 was designed by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen for Art and Architecture magazine publisher,  John Entenza.

John Entenza was to modernism what Anna Wintour is to fashion. Editor of the magazine from 1940 until 1962, he was the first to publish and popularize the works of now-legendary designers such as Harry Bertoia, the Eameses, Craig Ellwood, and George Nakashima.

Arts & Architecture magazine, started the Case Study Program and commissioned major architects to design and build inexpensive and efficient model homes for the United States residential housing boom caused by the end of World War II and the return of millions of soldiers. It ran from 1945 to 1966.

Source: gekoandfly.com | flickr.com/photos/x-ray_delta_one | flickr.com/photos/hereinvannuys | en.wikipedia.org

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