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Architecture in the 1940's and 1950's

Project 1.2, uses various research sources to describe the architecture in the 40s and 50s
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Teja Bloom

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multiple levels~3 to 4
partitions-sliding doors
sunlight efficiency- "runs east to west, thus
enabling all living and bedrooms to get
uninterrupted south-light"
try to fit in the existing landscape
built on slopes, into sides of hills
large living rooms Architecture in the 1940's and 1950's Germany After the war, the country was
short 6 million 'dwellings'! economic efficiency guided
the architecture main features Works Cited Kasper, K. (1956). New german architecture.
New York: Frederick A. Praeger Inc. Refrences Kasper, Karl. New German Architecture.
New York, New York: Frederick A. Praeger Inc.,
1956. 4-27. Print. building materials: wood
stone
glass
steel
brick try to blend in with natural landsape
try to imitate international style and style of the orient
multi-layered
beautiful landscapes
practicality was ignored main features Works Cited Refrences Gebhard, David, and Robert Winter. A Guide to Architecture in Los Angles & Southern California. Salt Lake City, UT: Pregrine Smith Inc., 1977. 36-45. Print.

LOUISE BARGELT. "THIS SIX ROOM CITY HOUSE HAS 5 FLOOR LEVELS :Home Is Designed in the English Tradition.. " Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963) 30 Nov. 1941,ProQuest Historical Newspapers Chicago Tribune (1849 - 1987), ProQuest. Web. 23 Feb. 2011.

"1940 - 1949."http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade40.html. Lone Star College, 07 2009. Web. 24 Feb 2011. <Goodwin, S. (200, July). American cultural history. Retrieved from http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade40.html>. Italy Simplicity The Glass House-Farnsworth House (Plano, Illinois) chicago tribune article-demonsrates the popularity of milti-lavel homes a new concept: architects now considered how the structure would look in a photograph. Lead to increase of geometric shapes Refrences Nervi, Pier Luigi. “Aircraft hangar” Photo. iconeye.com. 24 Feb. 2011
< http://iconeye.com/index.php?view=article&catid=1:latest-news&layout=news&id=3791:review-framing-modernism&option=com_content&Itemid=18> Works Cited Nervi, Pier Luigi, (engineer), Aircraft hangar, [Aircraft Hangar], Italy. Gebhard, D, & Winter, R. (1977). A guide to architecture in los angles & southern california. Salt Lake City, UT: Pregrine Smith Inc.

LOUISE BARGELT. (1941, November 30). THIS SIX ROOM CITY HOUSE HAS 5 FLOOR LEVELS :Home Is Designed in the English Tradition.. Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963),p. n6. Retrieved February 23, 2011, from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Chicago Tribune (1849 - 1987). (Document ID: 517724292).

Goodwin, S. (200, July). American cultural history. Retrieved from http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade40.html Switzerland Privacy from outside view lots of things shared with the public-lots of commuity
interaction encouraged infrastructure costs and
social netweorking primary
concern not much thought about
topographical conditions Refrences "TWO TRIBUTES TO ALFRED CALDWELL (1903-1998)." Structurist 49/50 (2009): 24-28. Art & Architecture Complete. EBSCO. Web. 25 Feb. 2011. Works Cited TWO TRIBUTES TO ALFRED CALDWELL (1903-1998). (2009). Structurist, (49/50), 24-28. Retrieved from EBSCOhost. Frank Lloyd Wright famous American architect
organic architecture
Prarie House, Falling Water Baroness Hilla von Rebay and Wright wrote letters back and forth to discuss the building of an art building. These letters were compiled into a book the Guggenheim Correspondence Baroness Hilla von Rebay: 8/16/1943
"Architecture (there is none in New York city) is the mother-art of arts. Where she really is she is not likely to murder her infants or frustrate her sons and daughters. The trouble is sometimes her upstarts do not know their own mother-the brats.
Well-this building I see is to be complicated by all sorts of 'artistication.' Fortunately your own comonsense cuts clean and I hope it so continues to do." Wright: 12/18/1943
"I am so full of ideas for our museum that I am likely to blow up or commit suicide unless I can get them out on paper. That building ought to show how to show a painting."
"I am not clairvoyant, but I feel strongly that when a Museum takes actual plan form in a decided location so that anyone may see it and touch it the jealous opposition will sneak out, or crawl back if you want them" asked Hilla if she knew a "cellist" to play chamber music; would pay and provide living space
"a man and a wife-say a cellist and violist-would be ideal" originally thought the Baroness was a man and kept addressing the letters as "Mr." Works Cited Wright, F.L. (1986). the guggenheim correspondence. Fresno: the Press at California State. Refrences Wright, Frank Lloyd the Guggenheim Correspondence. Fresno, CA: the Press at California State, 1986. Print. America sandstone
plaster
brick
glass
concrete building materials: in descriptions of homes gave background of who built the home and who lives there
instead of saying there are 4 bedrooms:
"house for three grown-ups and three children" diction diction "an arrangement of cut-into
stucco volumes picture-esquely
set on a hillside location. At the
moment, a little raw, but with the
landscaping, it should emerge as
a successful, although somewhat
mannered, composition" -Gebhard, 36 in southern California a lot of homes were built on stilts or had tall support beams
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