Salzman House / Case Study House nº 16
Architect
Built in
1952-1953
Location
Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, United States

Introduction

Craig Ellwood houses were the beginning and the origin of his experimentation, and as domestic architecture built until his last years, the houses provide a large enough of his career. The book also benefited from residential testing in commercial architecture.

The CSH No. 16 ª similar to a flag was the first of three works with the architect involved in the Case Study.

Situation

Built in Bel Air Road in the hills of Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Concept

The work displays a high degree of rationality in its entirety while a strong sensuality in terms of finishes, textures and details.

Spaces

Description

The interior walls and, in part, the external factors seem willing freely in space, especially where the translucent glass panels visually protect the house from the street.

On the inside, Ellwood left the conventional use of floor to ceiling partitions to replace panels embedded in steel racks seen giving the impression of floating space.

• Access

Access to the house with a beautiful but free parking gate that allows easy access, for up to two cars.

• Bedrooms

The bedrooms have large floor to ceiling windows overlooking a courtyard and adjacent Half hidden by the exterior walls of translucent glass.

• Patio

The outdoor courtyard, designed as a relaxing stay for life and social outdoors, home to a large open fireplace with stone quarry site for an electric barbecue skewer.

• Hall and Kitchen

The large living room with a wall of glass overlooking the courtyard houses an open kitchen, which incorporates the same and that a “bar” creates an eating area.

Structure

Standardization is the idea pursued Ellwood with their projects, using a combination of steel and wood structure.

Materials

Engineer training, Ellwood had a special interest in the application of materials and manufacturing techniques in architecture.

The basic shelter materials were steel, glass and concrete, treated with extreme sensitivity and elegance.

Drawings

Photos

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