Charles Eames, Ray Eames Eames House, Los Angeles, California 1949

  • Not on view

Between 1945 and 1966, Arts & Architecture magazine published thirty–six designs from its experimental Case Study Houses program, though not all were ultimately built. The aim was not to develop prototype designs for standardized housing, but rather to create modern houses that responded to the challenge of their unique sites. For their own house—Case Study House no. 8—the Eameses used prefabricated building materials that permitted customization of the interiors–by closing or opening different spaces and adding rooms as needed.

Gallery label from How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior, October 1, 2016 – April 23, 2017.
Plastic and wood
20 x 84 x 30" (50.8 x 213.4 x 76.2 cm)
Model maker
Model maker: Derek Hamner
Emilio Ambasz Fund
Object number
Architecture and Design

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