Records of the Exhibition “Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California" cpp.ENVarchives.r.10

Finding aid prepared by Lauren Weiss Bricker, Judith Sheine, Chuck Wilson
ENV Archive. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA, 91768
(909) 869-2665
lwbricker@csupomona.edu
2014
Series I. Exhibition Administration
Physical Description: Box 1, Disc 1
Series Scope and Content Summary
Documents submittal and receipt of grants to fund the planning and implementation of the exhibition “Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California as part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture: LA. Documentation includes final reports summarizing grant activities.
Series 2. Exhibition Implementation
Physical Description: Box 1, Discs 1-5, Box 2, Disc 1-5, Rack containing large display panels.
Subseries A. Exhibition Design
Subseries Scope and Content Summary:
Records include exhibition floor plan annotated with reference to installation views, installation views, drawing of display cabinets.
Subseries B.
Subseries Scope and Content Summary:
Subseries B-F are organized according to exhibition galleries. Subseries B contains materials displayed in the entrance to the exhibition. These include the text for Acknowledgement panel, Introductory Panel, and two banners with large photographs by Timothy Sakomoto reproduced on each side of the banner.
Subseries C.
Subseries Scope and Content Summary:
Contains material displayed in gallery “’Selling the Modern House. Introductory wall text and installation photographs by Timothy Sakamoto provide sense of overall room content. Views illustrate use of furniture manufactured by Modernica, to display historic journal articles, and digital display panels and films mounted on gallery walls. Exhibition materials are organized according to three chronologic periods: 1940-1954, 1955-1965 and 1966-1974. Each section contains introductory text, quotation, images and captions. The majority of the images are advertisements published in popular and professional architectural journals. Additionally photographs and drawings dating from each period provide historic context for the advertisements. Materials were selected by Cal Poly Pomona students under direction of Lauren Weiss Bricker.
Subseries D.
Subseries Scope and Content Summary:
Contains material displayed in gallery “The House and the Environment.Introductory wall text and installation photographs by Timothy Sakamoto provide sense of overall room content. Views illustrate techniques to demonstrated effects of light and climate on residences included in exhibition. These include a heliodon showing changes of light affecting the Ray and Shelly Kappe residence depending on time of day and year; and a model of the VDL Garden House showing daylighting. Displays illustrate the effect of light and climate on the living conditions in four houses: Kappe, VDL Garden, Schrage and Kallis.The models and display panels were made by Cal Poly Pomona students under the direction of Pablo La Roche. The installation includes videotaped interviews on cds made by Timothy Sakamoto with home owners of three houses: Steve and Marion Dodge (owners of Schrage house), Jacqueline Sharlin (owner of Kallis house), Ray Kappe (owner and architect of Kappe house) and an interactive digital display showing environmental characteristics and analyses of the four houses. Cal Poly Pomona students made two videos illustrating luminescence studies of Kallis house and VDL Garden House.
Subseries E.
Subseries Scope and Content Summary:
Contains material displayed in gallery “Nine Houses. Introductory wall text and installation photographs by Timothy Sakamoto provide sense of overall room content. Views illustrate four large scale models showing the construction of the Kallis, Carling, Schrage and Kappe houses. The installation includes two videos on cds capturing the sequence of construction of Case Study House # 17 and the Burns house, and four three-dimensional interactive digital models of the Kallis, Carling, Schrage and Kappe houses. All models were created by Cal Poly Pomona students under the direction of Judith Sheine. Exhibition materials are organized according to the nine houses, arranged chronologically, that are the focus of the exhibition: VDL Garden House, Kallis house, Carling House, Schrage House, Case Study House Number17, Case Study House Number 21, Kappe House, Davis House, Burns House. The houses are presented through historic photographs, contemporary photographs by Timothy Sakamoto, archival architectural drawings, and captions. Among the photographers whose work is represented through archival photographs are Julius Shulman, Robert Cleveland, Jason Hailey and Marvin Rand. Four houses include landscape panels documenting changing conditions through photographs; the panels were designed and created by Philip Pregill and Cal Poly Pomona students.
Subseries F.
Subseries Scope and Content Summary:
Consists of a video of the landscape architecture of four houses: Kallis house, Carling house, Schrage and Kappe house. The video was made by Philip Pregill and two Cal Poly Pomona students.
Series 3. Public Programs
Physical Description: Box 2, Disc 6
Series Scope and Content Summary:
Documents programs “Green Homes: Learning from the Past, ” and “Preserving the Modern House: L.A. Hand-outs to participants, curricula vitae of speakers and presenters.


Title: Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California
Identifier/Call Number: cpp.ENVarchives.r.10
Contributing Institution: ENV Archive. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.0 boxes Two CD storage boxes, nine oversize boards, 2 rolled banners. The cds contain digital images, videos of interviews, landscape analysis of four houses and luminesce studies.
Date (inclusive): 2011-2013
Abstract: Contains records of the planning and implementation of the exhibition “Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California," part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A, Getty Foundation. Documents planning, design and installation of the exhibition which was held at the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 11 April-12 July 2013. Includes records associated with the exhibition planning, design and installation.
creator: La Roche, Pablo, Co-curator
creator: Pregill, Philip, Co-curator
creator: Sakamoto, Timothy, Exhibit designer
creator: Sheine, Judith, Co-curator
creator: Weiss Bricker, Lauren, Co-curator

Scope and Contents note

"Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California,"was part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A, a program sponsored by the Getty Foundation. The exhibition occupied the 4,000 square foot W.Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery as well as a large enclosed patio at the entrance to the gallery. It included architectural drawings, archival and contemporary photographs, explanatory panels, large scale models showing structural framing and daylighting, sequences of construction photographs, interactive displays and videos, approximately 140 objects in total. Cal Poly Pomona architecture and landscape architecture students constructed the models, videos and explanatory panels.
The focus of the exhibition was the construction technology of the architect-designed southern California house built between 1940 and the mid-1970s. Nine houses were selected to present the thesis of the exhibition, that the architects embraced a broad range of construction systems and spatial types in these postwar houses, creating a continuum from the modern period to the post-modern: Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House, Garden house (Richard J. Neutra, Los Angeles, 1939-40); Mischa Kallis house (R.M. Schindler, Los Angeles, 1946); Foster Carling house (John Lautner, Los Angeles, 1948); David and Riva Schrage House (Raphael Soriano, Los Angeles, 1952), Case Study House #17 (Hoffman House, Craig Ellwood, Beverly Hills, 1954-55); Case Study House #21 (Bailey house, Pierre Koenig, Beverly Hills, 1959), Ray and Shelly Kappe house (Ray Kappe, Pacific Palisades, 1966-68); Ron Davis house (Frank Gehry, Zuma Beach, 1968-72); Leland Burns house (Charles Moore with Richard Chylinski, Santa Monica, 1972-74).
The exhibition included the landscaped context of the houses conveyed through explanatory panels, video and an installation in the gallery patio. Reproductions of building product advertisements published in popular and professional journals were included as a means of linking construction technology and materials to the living patterns within the house. Contemporary environmental analyses of four of the houses were examined in terms of the solar day, i.e., how the daily movement of the sun affects the qualities and uses of the rooms within the house. The exhibition traced the modifications made to several of the houses since the time of their construction, some of them designed to achieve relative comfort in houses with large glazed openings. Large-scale models of four of the houses showed the range of construction systems employed by the architects and demonstrated the links between their choices of material systems and the spatial ideas and forms of the projects.
Two public programs were part of the exhibition. Both were offered on May 23, 2013. "Green Homes: Learning from the Past,"a sustainable design workshop for middle school students was co-organized by Pablo La Roche, and Cal Poly Pomona student Leina Naversen and Eera Babtiwale from HMC Architects. The program focused on global environmental awareness, using examples taken from Southern California postwar houses, emphasizing ways to cohabitate with the environment while conserving and preserving natural resources. "Preserving the Modern House: L.A."was also held on May 23rd. This day-long workshop focused on two iconic modern houses - the VDL House and Ray Kappe's own residence. Preservation efforts at the VDL Research house have centered on the house's flat roofs, and their ability to function as shallow pools. The Kappe house displays an innovative structure of concrete towers spanned by beams of glued laminated timber. Lectures were presented by conservation experts in the areas of water proofing and concrete construction. The program was co-organized by Lauren Weiss Bricker and Cal Poly Pomona student Johnny Tran.

Preferred Citation note

ENV Archives-Special Collections, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Content open for research

Contact. For papers loaned to the exhibition but not owned by California State Polytechnic University, contact institution loaning material to the exhibition.
Permission to publish portions of this collection has been assigned to ENV Archives-Special Collections, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, which can grant permission to publish materials for which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the ENV Archives-Special Collections director. Contact directly those facilities holding copyright to materials loaned to California State Polytechnic University for the exhibition.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Architect
Architecture
California
Domestic Architecture
Los Angeles, California

 

Series I

 

Application for Getty Planning Grant

 

Acceptance Letter from Getty for Grant

 

Planning Grant Final Report

 

Series II

 

Subseries A

 

Exhibition Floor Plan

 

Installation Views

 

Display Cabinet Drawing

 

Subseries B

 

Introduction to Exhibit (in entry)

 

Acknowledgements

 

Two Banners (4 total)

 

Subseries C

 

Introduction to "Selling Modern House"

Language of Material: English
 

Installation Views of Gallery (number varies)

Language of Material: English
 

1940-1954 Introduction Panel

Language of Material: English
 

1940-1954 Quotation

Language of Material: English
 

1940-1954 Images (number will vary)

Language of Material: English
 

1940-1954 Image Captions

Language of Material: English
 

Introduction to "Selling Modern House"

Language of Material: English
 

Installation Views of Gallery (number varies)

Language of Material: English
 

1955-1965 Introduction Panel

Language of Material: English
 

1955-1965 Quotation

Language of Material: English
 

1955-1965 Images (number varies)

Language of Material: English
 

1955-1965 Image Captions

Language of Material: English
 

Introduction to "Selling Modern House"

Language of Material: English
 

Installation Views of the Gallery (number varies)

Language of Material: English
 

1966-1974 Introduction Panel

Language of Material: English
 

1966-1974 Quotation

Language of Material: English
 

1966-1974 Images (numer varies)

Language of Material: English
 

1966-1974 Image Captions

Language of Material: English
 

Subseries D

Language of Material: English
 

Introduction to "The House and the Environment"

Language of Material: English
 

Installation View of the Gallery

Language of Material: English
 

Display Panels (numbers vary)

Language of Material: English
 

Interview with Jacquline Sharlin, Owner of Kallis House

Language of Material: English
 

Interview with Steve and Marion DOdge, Owners of the Shrage House

Language of Material: English
 

Interview with Ray Kappe, Architect and Home Owner of Kappe House

Language of Material: English
 

Interactive Digital Display of Environmental Conditions of 4 Houses

Language of Material: English
 

Luminescence Study of VDL Garden House

Language of Material: English
 

Luminescence Study of Kallis House

Language of Material: English
 

Subseries E

Language of Material: English
 

Introduction to "Nine Houses" http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/c8vm4dx2 2013

Language of Material: English
 

Installation Views of Gallery (number varies)

Language of Material: English
 

Construction Sequence of Case Study House Number 17

Language of Material: English
 

Construction Sequence of Leland Burns House

Language of Material: English
 

Three Dimensional Model of Kallis House

Language of Material: English
 

Three Dimensional Model of Foster-Carling House

Language of Material: English
 

Three Dimensional Model of Shrage House

Language of Material: English
 

Three Dimensional model of Kappe House

Language of Material: English
 

VDL Garden House

Language of Material: English
 

Kallis (Mischa) House: Presentation Drawing  http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/c8445p5j 1946

Language of Material: English
 

Kallis (Mischa) House: Construction Drawing http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/c80c4xft 1946

 

Kallis (Mischa) House img 1 http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/c8rv0qck 1940

Language of Material: English
Abstract : Contains records of the planning and implementation of the exhibition “Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California," part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A, Getty Foundation. Documents planning, design and installation of the exhibition which was held at the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 11 April-12 July 2013. Includes records associated with the exhibition planning, design and installation.
creator: Cleveland, Robert , Photographer

Scope and Contents note

"Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California,"was part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A, a program sponsored by the Getty Foundation. The exhibition occupied the 4,000 square foot W.Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery as well as a large enclosed patio at the entrance to the gallery. It included architectural drawings, archival and contemporary photographs, explanatory panels, large scale models showing structural framing and daylighting, sequences of construction photographs, interactive displays and videos, approximately 140 objects in total. Cal Poly Pomona architecture and landscape architecture students constructed the models, videos and explanatory panels.
The focus of the exhibition was the construction technology of the architect-designed southern California house built between 1940 and the mid-1970s. Nine houses were selected to present the thesis of the exhibition, that the architects embraced a broad range of construction systems and spatial types in these postwar houses, creating a continuum from the modern period to the post-modern: Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House, Garden house (Richard J. Neutra, Los Angeles, 1939-40); Mischa Kallis house (R.M. Schindler, Los Angeles, 1946); Foster Carling house (John Lautner, Los Angeles, 1948); David and Riva Schrage House (Raphael Soriano, Los Angeles, 1952), Case Study House #17 (Hoffman House, Craig Ellwood, Beverly Hills, 1954-55); Case Study House #21 (Bailey house, Pierre Koenig, Beverly Hills, 1959), Ray and Shelly Kappe house (Ray Kappe, Pacific Palisades, 1966-68); Ron Davis house (Frank Gehry, Zuma Beach, 1968-72); Leland Burns house (Charles Moore with Richard Chylinski, Santa Monica, 1972-74).
The exhibition included the landscaped context of the houses conveyed through explanatory panels, video and an installation in the gallery patio. Reproductions of building product advertisements published in popular and professional journals were included as a means of linking construction technology and materials to the living patterns within the house. Contemporary environmental analyses of four of the houses were examined in terms of the solar day, i.e., how the daily movement of the sun affects the qualities and uses of the rooms within the house. The exhibition traced the modifications made to several of the houses since the time of their construction, some of them designed to achieve relative comfort in houses with large glazed openings. Large-scale models of four of the houses showed the range of construction systems employed by the architects and demonstrated the links between their choices of material systems and the spatial ideas and forms of the projects.
Two public programs were part of the exhibition. Both were offered on May 23, 2013. "Green Homes: Learning from the Past,"a sustainable design workshop for middle school students was co-organized by Pablo La Roche, and Cal Poly Pomona student Leina Naversen and Eera Babtiwale from HMC Architects. The program focused on global environmental awareness, using examples taken from Southern California postwar houses, emphasizing ways to cohabitate with the environment while conserving and preserving natural resources. "Preserving the Modern House: L.A."was also held on May 23rd. This day-long workshop focused on two iconic modern houses - the VDL House and Ray Kappe's own residence. Preservation efforts at the VDL Research house have centered on the house's flat roofs, and their ability to function as shallow pools. The Kappe house displays an innovative structure of concrete towers spanned by beams of glued laminated timber. Lectures were presented by conservation experts in the areas of water proofing and concrete construction. The program was co-organized by Lauren Weiss Bricker and Cal Poly Pomona student Johnny Tran.

Preferred Citation note

ENV Archives-Special Collections, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Content Open for Research

For papers loaned to the exhibition but not owned by California State Polytechnic University, contact institution loaning material to the exhibition.
Permission to publish portions of this collection has been assigned to ENV Archives-Special Collections, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, which can grant permission to publish materials for which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the ENV Archives-Special Collections director. Contact directly those facilities holding copyright to materials loaned to California State Polytechnic University for the exhibition.

Credit Line

R. M. Schindler papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Credit Line: R. M. Schindler papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara. © UC Regents

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Schindler , Rudolph, Michael , Architect -- History
Architect
Architecture
California
Domestic Architecture
Los Angeles, California
 

Kallis (Mischa) House img 2 http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/c8n29zm5 1946

Language of Material: English
Abstract : Contains records of the planning and implementation of the exhibition “Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California," part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A, Getty Foundation. Documents planning, design and installation of the exhibition which was held at the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 11 April-12 July 2013. Includes records associated with the exhibition planning, design and installation.
creator: Cleveland, Robert , Photographer

Scope and Contents note

"Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California,"was part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A, a program sponsored by the Getty Foundation. The exhibition occupied the 4,000 square foot W.Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery as well as a large enclosed patio at the entrance to the gallery. It included architectural drawings, archival and contemporary photographs, explanatory panels, large scale models showing structural framing and daylighting, sequences of construction photographs, interactive displays and videos, approximately 140 objects in total. Cal Poly Pomona architecture and landscape architecture students constructed the models, videos and explanatory panels.
The focus of the exhibition was the construction technology of the architect-designed southern California house built between 1940 and the mid-1970s. Nine houses were selected to present the thesis of the exhibition, that the architects embraced a broad range of construction systems and spatial types in these postwar houses, creating a continuum from the modern period to the post-modern: Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House, Garden house (Richard J. Neutra, Los Angeles, 1939-40); Mischa Kallis house (R.M. Schindler, Los Angeles, 1946); Foster Carling house (John Lautner, Los Angeles, 1948); David and Riva Schrage House (Raphael Soriano, Los Angeles, 1952), Case Study House #17 (Hoffman House, Craig Ellwood, Beverly Hills, 1954-55); Case Study House #21 (Bailey house, Pierre Koenig, Beverly Hills, 1959), Ray and Shelly Kappe house (Ray Kappe, Pacific Palisades, 1966-68); Ron Davis house (Frank Gehry, Zuma Beach, 1968-72); Leland Burns house (Charles Moore with Richard Chylinski, Santa Monica, 1972-74).
The exhibition included the landscaped context of the houses conveyed through explanatory panels, video and an installation in the gallery patio. Reproductions of building product advertisements published in popular and professional journals were included as a means of linking construction technology and materials to the living patterns within the house. Contemporary environmental analyses of four of the houses were examined in terms of the solar day, i.e., how the daily movement of the sun affects the qualities and uses of the rooms within the house. The exhibition traced the modifications made to several of the houses since the time of their construction, some of them designed to achieve relative comfort in houses with large glazed openings. Large-scale models of four of the houses showed the range of construction systems employed by the architects and demonstrated the links between their choices of material systems and the spatial ideas and forms of the projects.
Two public programs were part of the exhibition. Both were offered on May 23, 2013. "Green Homes: Learning from the Past,"a sustainable design workshop for middle school students was co-organized by Pablo La Roche, and Cal Poly Pomona student Leina Naversen and Eera Babtiwale from HMC Architects. The program focused on global environmental awareness, using examples taken from Southern California postwar houses, emphasizing ways to cohabitate with the environment while conserving and preserving natural resources. "Preserving the Modern House: L.A."was also held on May 23rd. This day-long workshop focused on two iconic modern houses - the VDL House and Ray Kappe's own residence. Preservation efforts at the VDL Research house have centered on the house's flat roofs, and their ability to function as shallow pools. The Kappe house displays an innovative structure of concrete towers spanned by beams of glued laminated timber. Lectures were presented by conservation experts in the areas of water proofing and concrete construction. The program was co-organized by Lauren Weiss Bricker and Cal Poly Pomona student Johnny Tran.

Preferred Citation note

ENV Archives-Special Collections, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Content Open for Research

Contact. For papers loaned to the exhibition but not owned by California State Polytechnic University, contact institution loaning material to the exhibition.
Permission to publish portions of this collection has been assigned to ENV Archives-Special Collections, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, which can grant permission to publish materials for which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the ENV Archives-Special Collections director. Contact directly those facilities holding copyright to materials loaned to California State Polytechnic University for the exhibition.

Credit Line

R. M. Schindler papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Credit Line: R. M. Schindler papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara. © UC Regents Barbara. © UC Regents

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Schindler , Rudolph, Michael , Architect -- History
Architect
Architecture
California
Domestic Architecture
Los Angeles, California
 

Kallis (Mischa) House img 3 http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/c8h996wt 1946

Language of Material: English
Abstract: Contains records of the planning and implementation of the exhibition “Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California," part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A, Getty Foundation. Documents planning, design and installation of the exhibition which was held at the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 11 April-12 July 2013. Includes records associated with the exhibition planning, design and installation.
creator: Cleveland, Robert , Photographer

Scope and Contents note

"Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California,"was part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A, a program sponsored by the Getty Foundation. The exhibition occupied the 4,000 square foot W.Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery as well as a large enclosed patio at the entrance to the gallery. It included architectural drawings, archival and contemporary photographs, explanatory panels, large scale models showing structural framing and daylighting, sequences of construction photographs, interactive displays and videos, approximately 140 objects in total. Cal Poly Pomona architecture and landscape architecture students constructed the models, videos and explanatory panels.
The focus of the exhibition was the construction technology of the architect-designed southern California house built between 1940 and the mid-1970s. Nine houses were selected to present the thesis of the exhibition, that the architects embraced a broad range of construction systems and spatial types in these postwar houses, creating a continuum from the modern period to the post-modern: Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House, Garden house (Richard J. Neutra, Los Angeles, 1939-40); Mischa Kallis house (R.M. Schindler, Los Angeles, 1946); Foster Carling house (John Lautner, Los Angeles, 1948); David and Riva Schrage House (Raphael Soriano, Los Angeles, 1952), Case Study House #17 (Hoffman House, Craig Ellwood, Beverly Hills, 1954-55); Case Study House #21 (Bailey house, Pierre Koenig, Beverly Hills, 1959), Ray and Shelly Kappe house (Ray Kappe, Pacific Palisades, 1966-68); Ron Davis house (Frank Gehry, Zuma Beach, 1968-72); Leland Burns house (Charles Moore with Richard Chylinski, Santa Monica, 1972-74).
The exhibition included the landscaped context of the houses conveyed through explanatory panels, video and an installation in the gallery patio. Reproductions of building product advertisements published in popular and professional journals were included as a means of linking construction technology and materials to the living patterns within the house. Contemporary environmental analyses of four of the houses were examined in terms of the solar day, i.e., how the daily movement of the sun affects the qualities and uses of the rooms within the house. The exhibition traced the modifications made to several of the houses since the time of their construction, some of them designed to achieve relative comfort in houses with large glazed openings. Large-scale models of four of the houses showed the range of construction systems employed by the architects and demonstrated the links between their choices of material systems and the spatial ideas and forms of the projects.
Two public programs were part of the exhibition. Both were offered on May 23, 2013. "Green Homes: Learning from the Past,"a sustainable design workshop for middle school students was co-organized by Pablo La Roche, and Cal Poly Pomona student Leina Naversen and Eera Babtiwale from HMC Architects. The program focused on global environmental awareness, using examples taken from Southern California postwar houses, emphasizing ways to cohabitate with the environment while conserving and preserving natural resources. "Preserving the Modern House: L.A."was also held on May 23rd. This day-long workshop focused on two iconic modern houses - the VDL House and Ray Kappe's own residence. Preservation efforts at the VDL Research house have centered on the house's flat roofs, and their ability to function as shallow pools. The Kappe house displays an innovative structure of concrete towers spanned by beams of glued laminated timber. Lectures were presented by conservation experts in the areas of water proofing and concrete construction. The program was co-organized by Lauren Weiss Bricker and Cal Poly Pomona student Johnny Tran.

Preferred Citation note

ENV Archives-Special Collections, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Content open for research

Contact. For papers loaned to the exhibition but not owned by California State Polytechnic University, contact institution loaning material to the exhibition.
Permission to publish portions of this collection has been assigned to ENV Archives-Special Collections, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, which can grant permission to publish materials for which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the ENV Archives-Special Collections director. Contact directly those facilities holding copyright to materials loaned to California State Polytechnic University for the exhibition.

Credit Line

R. M. Schindler papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Credit Line: R. M. Schindler papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara. © UC Regents Barbara. © UC Regents

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Schindler , Rudolph, Michael , Architect -- History
Architect
Architecture
California
Domestic Architecture
Los Angeles, California
 

Kallis (Mischa) House img 4 http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/c8cn75kt 1946

Language of Material: English
Abstract: Contains records of the planning and implementation of the exhibition “Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California," part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A, Getty Foundation. Documents planning, design and installation of the exhibition which was held at the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 11 April-12 July 2013. Includes records associated with the exhibition planning, design and installation.
creator: Cleveland, Robert , Photographer

Scope and Contents note

"Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California,"was part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A, a program sponsored by the Getty Foundation. The exhibition occupied the 4,000 square foot W.Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery as well as a large enclosed patio at the entrance to the gallery. It included architectural drawings, archival and contemporary photographs, explanatory panels, large scale models showing structural framing and daylighting, sequences of construction photographs, interactive displays and videos, approximately 140 objects in total. Cal Poly Pomona architecture and landscape architecture students constructed the models, videos and explanatory panels.
The focus of the exhibition was the construction technology of the architect-designed southern California house built between 1940 and the mid-1970s. Nine houses were selected to present the thesis of the exhibition, that the architects embraced a broad range of construction systems and spatial types in these postwar houses, creating a continuum from the modern period to the post-modern: Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House, Garden house (Richard J. Neutra, Los Angeles, 1939-40); Mischa Kallis house (R.M. Schindler, Los Angeles, 1946); Foster Carling house (John Lautner, Los Angeles, 1948); David and Riva Schrage House (Raphael Soriano, Los Angeles, 1952), Case Study House #17 (Hoffman House, Craig Ellwood, Beverly Hills, 1954-55); Case Study House #21 (Bailey house, Pierre Koenig, Beverly Hills, 1959), Ray and Shelly Kappe house (Ray Kappe, Pacific Palisades, 1966-68); Ron Davis house (Frank Gehry, Zuma Beach, 1968-72); Leland Burns house (Charles Moore with Richard Chylinski, Santa Monica, 1972-74).
The exhibition included the landscaped context of the houses conveyed through explanatory panels, video and an installation in the gallery patio. Reproductions of building product advertisements published in popular and professional journals were included as a means of linking construction technology and materials to the living patterns within the house. Contemporary environmental analyses of four of the houses were examined in terms of the solar day, i.e., how the daily movement of the sun affects the qualities and uses of the rooms within the house. The exhibition traced the modifications made to several of the houses since the time of their construction, some of them designed to achieve relative comfort in houses with large glazed openings. Large-scale models of four of the houses showed the range of construction systems employed by the architects and demonstrated the links between their choices of material systems and the spatial ideas and forms of the projects.
Two public programs were part of the exhibition. Both were offered on May 23, 2013. "Green Homes: Learning from the Past,"a sustainable design workshop for middle school students was co-organized by Pablo La Roche, and Cal Poly Pomona student Leina Naversen and Eera Babtiwale from HMC Architects. The program focused on global environmental awareness, using examples taken from Southern California postwar houses, emphasizing ways to cohabitate with the environment while conserving and preserving natural resources. "Preserving the Modern House: L.A."was also held on May 23rd. This day-long workshop focused on two iconic modern houses - the VDL House and Ray Kappe's own residence. Preservation efforts at the VDL Research house have centered on the house's flat roofs, and their ability to function as shallow pools. The Kappe house displays an innovative structure of concrete towers spanned by beams of glued laminated timber. Lectures were presented by conservation experts in the areas of water proofing and concrete construction. The program was co-organized by Lauren Weiss Bricker and Cal Poly Pomona student Johnny Tran.

Preferred Citation note

ENV Archives-Special Collections, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Content open for research

Contact. For papers loaned to the exhibition but not owned by California State Polytechnic University, contact institution loaning material to the exhibition.
Permission to publish portions of this collection has been assigned to ENV Archives-Special Collections, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, which can grant permission to publish materials for which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the ENV Archives-Special Collections director. Contact directly those facilities holding copyright to materials loaned to California State Polytechnic University for the exhibition.

Credit Line

R. M. Schindler papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Credit Line: R. M. Schindler papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara. © UC Regents Barbara. © UC Regents

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Schindler , Rudolph, Michael , Architect -- History
Architect
Architecture
California
Domestic Architecture
Los Angeles, California
 

Kallis (Mischa) House img 5 http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/c87w6dwj 1946

Language of Material: English
Abstract : Contains records of the planning and implementation of the exhibition “Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California," part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A, Getty Foundation. Documents planning, design and installation of the exhibition which was held at the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 11 April-12 July 2013. Includes records associated with the exhibition planning, design and installation.
creator: Cleveland, Robert , Photographer

Scope and Contents note

"Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California,"was part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A, a program sponsored by the Getty Foundation. The exhibition occupied the 4,000 square foot W.Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery as well as a large enclosed patio at the entrance to the gallery. It included architectural drawings, archival and contemporary photographs, explanatory panels, large scale models showing structural framing and daylighting, sequences of construction photographs, interactive displays and videos, approximately 140 objects in total. Cal Poly Pomona architecture and landscape architecture students constructed the models, videos and explanatory panels.
The focus of the exhibition was the construction technology of the architect-designed southern California house built between 1940 and the mid-1970s. Nine houses were selected to present the thesis of the exhibition, that the architects embraced a broad range of construction systems and spatial types in these postwar houses, creating a continuum from the modern period to the post-modern: Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House, Garden house (Richard J. Neutra, Los Angeles, 1939-40); Mischa Kallis house (R.M. Schindler, Los Angeles, 1946); Foster Carling house (John Lautner, Los Angeles, 1948); David and Riva Schrage House (Raphael Soriano, Los Angeles, 1952), Case Study House #17 (Hoffman House, Craig Ellwood, Beverly Hills, 1954-55); Case Study House #21 (Bailey house, Pierre Koenig, Beverly Hills, 1959), Ray and Shelly Kappe house (Ray Kappe, Pacific Palisades, 1966-68); Ron Davis house (Frank Gehry, Zuma Beach, 1968-72); Leland Burns house (Charles Moore with Richard Chylinski, Santa Monica, 1972-74).
The exhibition included the landscaped context of the houses conveyed through explanatory panels, video and an installation in the gallery patio. Reproductions of building product advertisements published in popular and professional journals were included as a means of linking construction technology and materials to the living patterns within the house. Contemporary environmental analyses of four of the houses were examined in terms of the solar day, i.e., how the daily movement of the sun affects the qualities and uses of the rooms within the house. The exhibition traced the modifications made to several of the houses since the time of their construction, some of them designed to achieve relative comfort in houses with large glazed openings. Large-scale models of four of the houses showed the range of construction systems employed by the architects and demonstrated the links between their choices of material systems and the spatial ideas and forms of the projects.
Two public programs were part of the exhibition. Both were offered on May 23, 2013. "Green Homes: Learning from the Past,"a sustainable design workshop for middle school students was co-organized by Pablo La Roche, and Cal Poly Pomona student Leina Naversen and Eera Babtiwale from HMC Architects. The program focused on global environmental awareness, using examples taken from Southern California postwar houses, emphasizing ways to cohabitate with the environment while conserving and preserving natural resources. "Preserving the Modern House: L.A."was also held on May 23rd. This day-long workshop focused on two iconic modern houses - the VDL House and Ray Kappe's own residence. Preservation efforts at the VDL Research house have centered on the house's flat roofs, and their ability to function as shallow pools. The Kappe house displays an innovative structure of concrete towers spanned by beams of glued laminated timber. Lectures were presented by conservation experts in the areas of water proofing and concrete construction. The program was co-organized by Lauren Weiss Bricker and Cal Poly Pomona student Johnny Tran.

Preferred Citation note

ENV Archives-Special Collections, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Content open for research

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Credit Line

R. M. Schindler papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Credit Line: R. M. Schindler papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara. © UC Regents Barbara. © UC Regents

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Schindler , Rudolph, Michael , Architect -- History
Architect
Architecture
California
Domestic Architecture
Los Angeles, California
 

Series III

Language of Material: English
 

"Green Homes: Learning from the Past" (document numbers vary)

Language of Material: English
 

"Preserving the Modern House: L.A." (document numbers vary)

Language of Material: English