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|Architect||Rudolf M. Schindler||
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|Location||West Hollywood, California map|
|Date||1921 to 1922 timeline|
|Building Type||architect's house and studio|
|Construction System||concrete masonry, wood|
|Notes||An early modern house responding to the southern California climate.|
|Discussion||Kings Road House Commentary
"Rudolf M. Schindler's Studio-Residence was the first modern house to respond to the unique climate of California, and as such it served as the prototype for a distinctly Californian style of design. From 1922 until his death in 1953, the building functioned as both his house and studio. During this 30 year period, Schindler designed the houses and small commercial buildings that today are considered landmarks of the modern movement.
"In his own house, Schindler expressed his philosophy about structure and materials most clearly, but the entire site demonstrates his exploration of the relationship of space, light, and form."
Kathryn Smith. MAK Center brochure.
The Creator's Words
"The sense for the perception of architecture is not the eyes but living. Our life is its image."
Rudolph M. Schindler. from Esther McCoy. Five California Architects. p149-150.
MAK Center for Art and Architecture L.A.
Sources on Kings Road House
"Assembly by Rogers", by Peter Noever, ArchitectureWeek No. 297, 2006.0802, pC1.1.
James Steele. R. M. Schindler. Benedikt Taschen Verlag GmbH, 1999. ISBN 3-8228-7188-5. a big beautiful book, Available at Amazon.com
David Gebhard. Schindler. New York: The Viking Press, 1972. ISBN 670-62063-7. LC 71-172899. NA737.S35G382.
Esther McCoy. Five California Architects. Los Angeles: Hennessey + Ingalls, 1987.
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