Saturday, August 6, 2011

Lust 4 DESIGN: " The Bailey House " Case Study House #21 - Architecture by PIERRE KOENIG

Source: Curbed Los Angeles

The Bailey House was built in 1958 by PIERRE KOENIG and is a designated L.A. Historic-Cultural Monument as of November 9th 1999. It is part of a program that ran intermittently from 1945 until 1966 called the Case Study Houses. These concept experiments in American residential architecture were sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, which commissioned major architects from the early 40's to the late 60's, including Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig and Eero Saarinen, to design and build inexpensive and efficient model homes for the United States residential housing boom caused by the end of World War II. A couple years ago I had the opportunity to go to a photo shoot for Macy's and the location was at another one of case study house and ever since if been fascinated by these modernist L.A. pieces of art. The Case Study Houses have used in numerous advertisements and fashion campaigns.


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