The “Case Study Houses Program” was launched in 1945 by a young editor John Entenza California through his journal “Arts & Architecture”. Under the program, the magazine uses different architects to consider a draft house. The project is built and furnished. It is then brought to the attention of all: first published in the pages of “Arts and Architecture“, the villas are then open to the public for a certain period and finally sold.
This initiative has several goals designated by Entenza. It is first of all to promote to the public a new way of conceiving the domestic architecture. It also seeks to provoke the public cez a new requirement of architectural quality for their own homes.
- Presentation & history of the program
- Complete list of the Case Study Houses
- Catalog and synoptic analysis
- Case Study House n°20, by R. Neutra
- Case Study House n°9, by C. Eames et E. Saarinen
- Case Study House n°16′, by C. Ellwood
- Case Study House n°22, by P.Koenig
- Case Study House n°20′, by C.Buff, C.Straub, D.Hensman
- Problems and solutions