THE EAMES HOUSE Case study house 8 Midterm Presentation IND 336-U01 06.19.14 Annelise Fiad Eames House Case Study House 8 (1/4"=1'-0") Ground Floor Plan (1/4"=1'-0") First Floor Plan (1/4"=1'-0") Elevation (1/4"=1'-0") Designers The Eames House was designed by Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames and Ray Eames. The house was designed for Charles and Ray to serve as both their home and studio. History behind the Eames House The house was made from 1945-1949 It was an experiment in American Residential architecture undertaken by Jon Entenza’s arts & architecture magazine. One of the many architects assigned to create inexpensive and efficient homes for the emerging middle class after world war two. It made its debut in the magazine shortly after it was constructed. I found this so interesting because they were making more affordable houses that looked high end and modern. Movement The De-stijl movement was portrayed through the color scheme used throughout the house (Yellow, blue and red). It was a Dutch artistic movement founded in 1917 in Amsterdam. It proposed simplicity and abstraction through which expressed a Utopian idea of harmony and order. (1/4"=1'-0") Use of their Matrix The building’s most important spaces were double height spaces. The combination of single and double height spaces allows for a composition that breaks the space up rhythmically and is read on the exterior of the house revealing the matrix of the home which allows a flow throughout the home without unnecessary boundaries. Site Responsive The home was built on a 1.4 acre lot in Pacific Palisades. It was site responsive because Charles and Ray built along the ridge leaving the trees and meadow intact. Clustered with four other single family case study residences. It is on a hillside along the urban periphery of LA. It is not visible from the street and accessed through a private road from Chaut auqua boulevard. Sources "AD Classics: Eames House / Charles and Ray Eames." ArchDaily. Web. 18 May 2014. "A Quick History: Eames Case Study House." Apartment Therapy. Web. 18 May 2014. "Eames House: Cultural History Map." Eames House: Cultural History Map. Web. 18 May 2014. "Eames House History." Eames Foundation. Web. 18 May 2014. "Eames House: Introduction." Eames House: Introduction. Web. 18 May 2014. "Eames House: Size, Scale, and Construction." Eames House: Size, Scale, and Construction. Web. 18 May 2014.