A HOUSE LIKE NO OTHER: EAMES HOUSE
POSTED IN: '74 GAZETTE
Situated on a 3-acre cliff among the green, overlooking Pacific Ocean, there is a house that is unlike any other: Eames House. Charles and Ray Eames started to design the house in 1945 for the Case Study House Program in Los Angeles' Arts and Architecture Magazine. During World War II, these houses were built with new materials and tech. The house itself became the home for the architects themselves.
The house itself was made in prefabricated materials which made it easier to build. The exterior of the house appears to be simple: two boxes put next to each other. These boxes may appear to be the same, but they have different purposes. One is the studio and the other is the residence.
Steel frames were used to create a skeleton for the house. These frames were filled with colored panels; this creates a shift in light throughout the day.