Eames House

Pacific Palisades, California

Period of significance: 1945 - 1949

One of a number of Case Study Houses sponsored by the journal, Arts and Architecture. The aim of the magazine was to seek out new design ideas -- particularly in the use of new materials and techniques -- and to propogate good design. The house contains factory-produced steel window and door units, steel framing and roof decking, and metal frames filled with transparent or translucent glass and panels of stucco painted with primary colors or white. Charles Eames: "We are trying to show something about a decision the designer must make when he starts to work for a client. We have found it a very helpful strategy to restrict our own work to subjects that are of genuine and immediate interest to us -- and are of equal interest to the client." This site is associated with Charles and Rae Eames.