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.
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.
Decía la semana pasada que la arquitectura cabalga entre lo utilitario y lo poético y que esa condición que pudiera llamarse híbrida hace que calificar de artista a un arquitecto por el hecho de serlo resulta extraño, pese a que a cualquier escritor, poeta, músico o pintor, malo o mediocre, se le da ese título, porque se supone que hace arte1, aunque carezca de méritos artísticos.
Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz, Arquitecto.
Venezuela, octubre 2013,
Arts Ten years, ten boxes, 118 issues, 6,076 pages!The seminal architecture journal resurrected in facsimileThe first part (1945-1954) of our facsimile edition of John Entenza’s groundbreaking magazine, which launched the Case Study House Program; in ten boxes, each containing one year’s worth of magazines"A