Digital Media within Architecture with Karen Lewis
Case Study House #3
13187 Chalon Rd
Los Angeles, CA
By William Wurster & Theordore Bernardi
The house is surrounded all around by mountains, which protects it from the construction of houses nearby. This gives the Case Study House a lot of privacy and a noiseless environment. The setting and even the owner’s furniture adds to the relaxing nature. This characteristic greatly contradicts the nation’s 1949 eruption of fast pace developments; the house stands out away from all the changes. The large amount of glass in the house allows the interaction of the people with the environment around. The glass makes the house seem open and not crowded, since there are no solid walls blocking the view. Other materials used in the house were red brick for the fireplace and white siding. The design was altered from the architect’s drawings. A change included making the house just one level instead of having multiple elevations. Another was that the two smaller bedrooms got morphed into one huge study room. Even with these differences, the house’s overall purpose of supporting an interaction between the house, the people, and the environment still exists.
Status: School Project
Location: Lexington, KY, US