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CASE STUDY HOUSE #17
7861 Woodrow Wilson Drive | Hollywood Hills, California
House and Landscape remodelling, including the interior
Rodney Walker was born in Ely, Nevada on September 15, 1910. He attended Pasadena City College before transferring to University of Californiawhere he graduated with a degree in art. In 1937, Rodney and his wife, Dorothea, built their first house in West Los Angeles. Soon after, he went to work for Rudolf Schindler as a draftsman. Over the next thirty years, Walker designed and built some 100 homes in Southern California. Rodney Walker died in 1986 at his home in Ojay, California.
The Case Study Houses were experiments in residential architecture sponsored by John Entenza's(later David Travers') Arts & Architecture magazine, which commissioned major architects of the day, including Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig and Eero Saarinen, to design and build inexpensive and efficient model homes for the United States residential housing boom caused by the end of World War IIand the return of millions of soldiers. The Eames' CSH #8 was assembled by hand labor in about three days.
The program ran from 1945 until 1966. The first six houses were built by 1948and attracted more than 350,000 visitors. While not all 36 designs were built, most of those that were constructed were built in Los Angeles; a few are in the San Francisco Bay Area, and one was built in Phoenix, Arizona. A number of them appear in iconic black and white photographs by architectural photographer Julius Shulman.
CASE STUDY HOUSE #17
|architektur und design|
|dipl. -ing. architektur|
|N 48.77 / 48° 46' 33''||E 9.17 / 9° 10' 47''|
|N 47.56 / 47° 34' 0''||E 7.6 / 7° 35' 60''|
|N 34 ° 06' 19''||W118° 20' 02''|
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