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|Architect||Rudolf M. Schindler||
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|Location||La Jolla, California map|
|Building Type||attached houses|
|Construction System||concrete masonry, wood|
|Discussion||El Pueblo Ribera Court Commentary
"Throughout the twenties Schindler continued to experiment with concrete. After using tilt-slab construction in the King's Road house, in 1923 he tried out concrete poured in movable forms for an inexpensive garden court, the 12-unit Pueblo Ribera Courts in La Jolla....Excellent plot plan arranged the units so that the masonry walls of one served as garden enclosure for another...Schindler did not approach a minimum house from the point of view of how much could be left out; he exercised the strictest economy on structure so that he could indulge in what he considered the vital luxuries of life. Here the luxuries were three different types of living areas: indoors, enclosed court and roof terrace, each communicating naturally with the others.
In the lift-form concrete system he achieved an organic whole out of an aggregation of small units. The form work was both ingenious and simple."
Esther McCoy. Five California Architects. p161-163.
The Creator's Words
"The sense for the perception of architecture is not the eyesbut living. Our life is its image."
Rudolph M. Schindler. from Esther McCoy. Five California Architects. p149-150.
Sources on El Pueblo Ribera Court
Edward R. Ford. The Details of Modern Architecture. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1990. ISBN 0-262-06121-X. p296 to 299. drawing of wall section detail, p296. Highly recommended for serious observers, and available at Amazon.com
David Gebhard. Schindler. New York: The Viking Press, 1972. ISBN 670-62063-7. LC 71-172899. NA737.S35G382. site plan drawing, p70.
Pam and Shame Ingate. Rudolf Schindler's Pueblo Ribera, La Jolla, California. Web page created by some current residents.
Esther McCoy. Five California Architects. Los Angeles: Hennessey + Ingalls, 1987. p149-150, 161-163. photo of exterior, p160.
Roger Sherwood. Modern Housing Prototypes. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1978. ISBN 0-674-57941-0. LC 78-15508. NA7126.S48. photo and drawings, p31-37. perspective drawing, fA, p31. R.M. Schindler Architecture Collection, University Art Galleries, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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