Restoring the essence of the original kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances also proved difficult. The highly publicized program ran from Case study house 21spanning thirty-six individual designs, many of which were never constructed.
It opened up the plan, letting us use more glass to create more light, which helped heighten the relationship of the interior to the exterior. The meticulous restoration that followed would last for over a year, nearly twice the duration of the original construction. Koenig made use of the sandwiched steel decking walls to conceal insulationwiring and pipes.
The photographs he took would later become iconic symbols of California Modernism. Likewise, a black Naugahyde sofa was commissioned to the exact specifications of the original. My houses are like children to me. Minimal house, maximum space.
This is clearly an adaptation to achieve greater privacy within the now densely populated Hollywood Hills canyon.
Consumer, the stock characters of American advertising lobbying of the s and 30s. The exposed roof gives a dramatic effect to the house profile; as the photographer Julius Schulman pictured in the famous pictures you can see in this post. Social[ edit ] Although architects of the second phase of the Case Study House Program never gave up their belief in the potential of steel framing for residential construction, the public never embraced the material.
The slab-like white- vinyl -tiled floors that Koenig originally specified were replaced with wide-grout ceramic tiles. Current condition[ edit ] In July Julius Shulman at age 95 was invited to revisit Case Study House 21 to photograph it in its modern condition for the catalog of an upcoming auction at Wright Koenig also retrofitted the house with state-of-the-art mechanical and lighting elements including an updated water heater and furnace housed in the utility core.
CSH 21 is arranged along a North-South axis with a carport on the North side and a fully glazed South side to take advantage of the best view and maximum sunlight for winter months.
This provides an acoustical buffer between living and sleeping areas and underscores the airy, natural feel of the house. The bulk of construction took place from August to November of the same year, and by January the house was officially completed.
Koenig particularly cared to link the different areas of the house: The can-like lights that are present throughout the space appear to have a darkened patina applied as compared to the original lacquered fixtures.
The wall-hung refrigerator of the original design was no longer in production by General Electric so Koenig modified three under-counter Sub-Zero Refrigerators by inverting the motor locations to conform to the plan.
The simplicity of the material vocabulary is what John Entenza found most appealing. A year later ina photographer named Julius Shulman himself a Case Study client was invited to photograph the Bailey House.
Entenza encouraged participating architects to use donated materials from industry and manufacturers to create low-cost, modern housing prototypes that might foster a dialogue between architectural professionals and laymen.
The fully glazed North and South walls blur the interior and exterior — a common goal of the Case Study Houses. Pierre Koenig January 11, 0 Within the Case Study House Program, the 21 represents an experiment that the architect Pierre Koenig conceived following -and sometimes inventing- the principles of the mid-century modern architecture like the on-site assembling of prefabricated elements.
Among these are a slightly altered tiling layout for the inner courtyard wall and a more elaborate fountain mechanism below. One material for the roof, same one for the walls. It is possible to access to baths thorough either the bedrooms or the court, directly accessible from the bedrooms and the living room; also the bedrooms are communicating with each other by a passage near to the storage wall closed by a sliding door.
The water has a decorative function because it reflects and amplifies the house profiles but it also helps in creating a peaceful atmosphere too. Describing the aesthetic goals of the movement Koenig would later explain: The careful use of prefabricated steel elements made this project luxurious without being expensive.
The two bathrooms and the water heating system are located in the heart of the house, communicating with the patio.
To replace the long-discontinued Formica entry cabinet shown in the famous Julius Schulman photograph, Cracchiolo commissioned Jerry McCabe, the original manufacturer, to repeat the design.Jan 05, · My favorite house. It's only sqft but so beautiful. Not sure it's worth over $3 Million.
That's what the current owner payed for it according to Wikipedia. Seomi International is located at the historic Case Study House 21 or The Bailey House designed by Pierre Koenig in In early psychologist Walter Bailey and his wife Mary commissioned Pierre Koenig to design a 1, square foot house upon a.
Jan 13, · The Case Study House Program drew up 36 sets of plans for low-cost, modernist houses from some of the greatest midcentury architects. Some were never built, oth4/5(1). Seomi International at Case Study House 21; Info.
Pierre Koenig; Julius Schulman; Bailey House Story. Built inthe Bailey House was designed by architect Pierre Koenig as part of the Case Study House program sponsored Arts & Architecture magazine.
It's available now for $ million. Bailey House, Case Study House No. 21 by Pierre Koenig architect, at Los Angeles, California, toarchitecture in the Great Buildings Online.Download