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ID: 700000090Record Type: Built Work
Case Study House No. 21 (house; Pierre Koenig (American architect, active in Los Angeles, 19...; 1956-1958; renovated 1998)
Note: Case Study Houses were commissioned of Koenig and other architects by "Arts & Architecture" editor John Entenza to promote new building materials, technologies, and aesthetics appropriate for the middle class. Case Study No. 21 was considered by the architect to be his masterpiece. It is a minimalist classic Modern design in an open-plan steel-and-glass structure. The glass-walled house is surrounded by five reflecting pools. It comprises two bedrooms, kitchen, living room, two baths, a central court, carport, and a water-cooled roof. The house is located over a pond and features a fountain that creates cooling breezes in the hot, dry climate. During the hot months, water is pumped from the pool to the roof gutter, circulating and aerating the pool. Koenig himself oversaw a complete renovation of the house in 1998. The site for the house is a level building pad in the hills with a sweeping view to the south. The orientation of glazed walls is north and south, with solid walls on the east and west.
Titles:
Case Study House No. 21 (preferred,C,U,AR,English-P,U,U)
Bailey House (C,U,undetermined,U,U)
CSH #21 (C,U,undetermined,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
house [300005433] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Single Built Works (Hierarchy Name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by function>, residential structures, dwellings)

Classifications:
architecture (preferred)
Modern art

Creation Date: 1956-1958; renovated 1998

Creator Display:
Pierre Koenig (American architect, active in Los Angeles, 1925-2004) [preferred,VP]
architect Koenig, Pierre (American architect, 1925-2004) [500086520]
Locations:
Los Angeles [7023900] Los Angeles county (county), California (state), United States (nation), North and Central America (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Address Note: 9036 Wonderland Park Avenue, Los Angeles
Display Materials: steel frame and flat roof deck
steel (alloy) [300133751]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, metal, <metal by composition or origin>, <iron and iron alloy>, iron alloy)
glass (material) [300010797]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material)
brick (clay product) [300010463]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, clay, clay products)
steel frame construction [300015341]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, <additive and joining processes and techniques>, assembling (additive and joining process), construction (assembling), <construction by form>)

Dimensions: 1 story, 1320 square feet, 4 rooms and 2 baths, on a 110 x 160 foot lot
Cultures:
American (preferred)

Style/Period/Group/Movement:
Modern (styles and periods) [300264736] (preferred,N/A)
.....(Styles and Periods Facet, Styles and Periods, <styles| periods| and cultures by general era>)

General Subject:
architecture (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
house [300005433]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Single Built Works (Hierarchy Name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by function>, residential structures, dwellings) (AAT)

Related Works:
based on .... Case Study House No. 21: 2006.M.30 [700000120]
..........(architectural drawing (visual work); architect and draftsman: Pierre Koenig (American architect, 1925-2004); ca. 1956; Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States); 2006.M.30-xxx)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Built Work
Sources and Contributors:
Case Study House No. 21........ [VP]
........ CDWA online (1995-) accessed 27 October 2010
........ Great Buildings Online (1997-)
Bailey House........ [VP]
........ Great Buildings Online (1997-)
........ CDWA online (1995-) accessed 27 October 2010
CSH #21........ [VP]
........ Great Buildings Online (1997-)
........ CDWA online (1995-) accessed 27 October 2010
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Great Buildings Online (1997-)
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... University of Southern California, L.A. Oscura (1999-) accessed 20 October 2008
..... McCoy, Case Study Houses (1977)
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