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Author Jackson, N. (Neil)

Title Pierre Koenig, 1925-2004 : living with steel / Neil Jackson.

Published Hong Kong : Taschen, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  720.92 KOEN/ JACK    AVAILABLE
Physical description 96 pages : illustrations (some colour), 1 map, plans ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Koenig House #1 16 -- Lamel House 20 -- Bailey House (Case Study House #21) 26 -- Seidel House 34 -- Stahl House (Case Study House #22) 42 -- Johnson House 50 -- Oberman House 56 -- Iwata House 62 -- Beagles House 66 -- Chemehuevi Prefabricated Housing Tract 70 -- Burton Pole-House 74 -- Gantert House 76 -- Koenig House #2 80 -- Schwartz House 86 -- Life and Work 92.
Summary "There are few images of 20th century architecture more iconic than the nighttime view of Case Study House #22 set on its eagleѫs-nest site high above the lights of Los Angeles. With his two innovative houses for the famous project of the Arts and Architecture magazine, American architect Pierre Koenig (1925-2004) became one of the leading figures of the Modern movement in America. While still a student of architecture, he designed and built his first exposed steel house in 1950, proving that the use of prefabricated materials could allow for spatial freedom in affordable houses. Koenigѫs houses, like the Johnson House (1962) or the Oberman House (1962), are a direct response to Southern Californiaѫs extremely warm and dry climate. His work is deeply marked by his commitment to environmentally and socially responsible design. His houses have thus become characteristic of the spirit of a whole generation: they perfectly capture the excitement and optimism of the American postwar society."--Publisher's website.
Subject Koenig, Pierre, 1925-2004.
Architects -- United States -- Biography.
Architecture -- 20th century.
Modern movement (Architecture)
Variant Title Koenig.
Pierre Koenig.
ISBN 9783822848913 (paperback)