The houses, designed along with the likes of Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen and Richard Neutra, were a bold and experimental approach to architecture at the time – the Case Study programme ran from 1945-1966. The idea was that these 36 prototypes would provide a blueprint for affordable residential builds in the post-war building boom. Their influence on architecture since has been immense.
|All images courtesy of Taschen|
All these images are extracted from two of Taschen's excellent 25th anniversary series of publications, from 2005, the compact version of Case Study Houses (£8.99) and the XL edition of Case Study Houses (£44.99), by Julius Shulman, Elizabeth AT Smith and Peter Gössel. Below are some spreads from their pages.
Case Study House no. 8, seen on the two pages above and also a few pictures down, labelled as #8.
You might also be interested in Eames: the movie, which tells the story of the pioneering mid-century design couple. You can read about it here.
, Elizabeth AT Smith and Peter Gössel are available on the Taschen website.