Video Archive | Case Study House program (5)

Eric Owen Moss Los Angeles We Have Only Just...
Eric Moss describes Los Angeles as a laboratory of architectural influence, citing several projects by Los Angeles based...
Thornton Abell And Whitney Smith
Shelly Kappe interviews Thornton Abell (1906-1984) in the garden at his home. Abell reviews his education from 1920s Sarasota, to...
Thornton Abell And Whitney Smith-clip_6093
Shelly Kappe interviews Thornton Abell (1906-1984) in the garden at his home. Abell reviews his education from 1920s Sarasota, to...
Thornton Abell And Whitney Smith-clip_6094
Shelly Kappe interviews Whitney Smith (1911-2002) at his office in Pasadena. He discusses his education at USC, working with...
Craig Ellwood
Craig Ellwood declares that the discipline of his office is structure. He jokingly regrets advances in engineering which make it...

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Eric Moss describes Los Angeles as a laboratory of architectural influence, citing several projects by Los Angeles based architects that have been completed around the world. Moss also touches upon the political structures of Greater Los Angeles and the cohesive qualities that the infrastructure generates throughout the city. Moss goes on to briefly show projects that add variety to Los Angeles’s architectural language and describes how, in Los Angeles, density can serve as a landmark.


Thornton Abell And Whitney Smith

Shelly Kappe interviews Thornton Abell (1906-1984) in the garden at his home. Abell reviews his education from 1920s Sarasota, to USC in the 1930s. He covers his work with the Case Study Houses in the 1940s, and his work since then. Students also ask questions, and Abell shows his house. In the second half, Shelly Kappe interviews Whitney Smith (1911-2002) at his office in Pasadena. He discusses his education at USC, working with Harwell Harris, his Case Study House projects, and subsequent career. It ends with a few shots of the office exterior. This interview also exists in an independent video in this Archive.

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Thornton Abell And Whitney Smith-clip_6093
Thornton Abell And Whitney Smith-clip_6093
Shelly Kappe interviews Thornton Abell (1906-1984) in the garden at his home. Abell reviews his education from 1920s Sarasota, to...
Thornton Abell And Whitney Smith-clip_6094
Thornton Abell And Whitney Smith-clip_6094
Shelly Kappe interviews Whitney Smith (1911-2002) at his office in Pasadena. He discusses his education at USC, working with...

Craig Ellwood

January 1, 1976 | Video Lecturer:
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Craig Ellwood declares that the discipline of his office is structure. He jokingly regrets advances in engineering which make it possible to build almost anything that can be dreamed up. He contrasts his position with colleagues who base their forms on organization (James Stirling) or building systems (Paul Rudolph). Between the 7 and 8 minute points the image is lost in static. Ellwood discusses several residential projects, including the Hale House (1951) in Beverly Hills, the Zack House (1952) in Brentwood, the Case Study Houses #16 (1955) in Bel Air and #18 (1958) in Beverly Hills, the Kuderna House (1956) in North Hollywood, the Smith House (1958) in West Los Angeles, the South Bay Bank (1958) in Manhattan Beach, the Hunt House (1957) in Malibu, the Carson/Roberts office building (1960) at Beverly and Flores in Los Angeles. At the 27 minute point, the image is lost in static, though the audio remains fine. The video ends before the end of the lecture.