The Eames House, also known as Case Study House #8, was part of an experiment in American residential architecture undertaken by Jon Entenza's Arts and Architecture magazine. Charles and Ray Eames were one of many architects assigned to create inexpensive and efficient homes for the emerging American middle class after World War II. The Eames were given a three-acre lot in the Pacific Palisades of Los Angeles, California that overlooked the Pacific Ocean. Charles Eames wanted to emphasize a sense of 'work at play' and in return, created two rectangular volumes; one being the home, and the other a studio. The Eames House is perhaps the most publicized and renowned of the Case Study Houses not only due it its use of industrial materials such as steel, but the way that the house sits quietly, nestled into the hillside amongst eucalyptus trees. Unlike other avant-garde designs, the Eames House was publicized as a functional, livable, and loved home.
|Construction; showing the steel orthagonal frame of the Eames House|
|Eames House interior|