Written in English
|Statement||by Robert H. Cutler.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||26 leaves, bound ;|
|Number of Pages||26|
Sponsored by John Entenza's Arts & Architecture magazine, the Case Study Houses program brought new thinking, techniques, and materials to post-war California house building. Contains the work of. The website and the accompanying book are composed of eight chapters, each dealing with a specific material or building product that was invented or innovative and was commonly applied in residential buildings in the post-war period: lightweight concrete; thermal and acoustical insulation; glass and glazing; prefab floor systems; window frames; cladding and sandwich panels; precast concrete façade panels; and heavy prefab systems. The research has resulted in a trilingual book and website which help to shed light on the development and applications of innovative building materials and techniques in house building in Brussels (and Belgium) in the period - Explore Aileen's board "Post War Houses" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Vintage house plans, Vintage house, Small house pins.
Aluminum, concrete block, fiberboard, fiberglass, glass block, simulated stone, plywood, and plastics were all new types of materials employed in post-war construction. In addition to innovative new materials, traditional building materials continued to be used. This 3 August post was replaced on 15 June with my updated and expanded post with the same title, “Post-World War II Prefabricated Aluminum and Steel Houses and Their Relevance Today,” which is available at the following link. The Post-War House was a hit, and saw an "estimated 1 million visitors who trooped through to gaze upon such domestic wonders as the Precipitron, an electronic air . Post-war housing: Start living in a thrift home () s, Vintage advertisements, Vintage homes & gardens Note: This article may feature affiliate links to Amazon or other companies, and purchases made via these links may earn us a small commission at no additional cost to you.
Understanding Post-War Architecture The Twentieth Century Key Events Inflation pushes up the cost of building materials. Additionally shortages of materials encourage the use of new materials such as Crittall windows, sand-lime bricks, and prefabrication (steel and . house. Few, if any, materials can compete with wood framing in the construction of houses. However, to provide this efficient wood house, good construction details are important as well as the selection of mate^ rials for each specific use. Three essentials to be considered in building a satis- factory house are: (1) An efficient plan, (2) suitable. According to Tom Fetters book, The Lustron Home, the manufacture of one Lustron required 12 tons of steel and one ton of enamel. The prefabricated, ready-to-assemble houses were shipped in 3, pieces on a specially designed truck. Lustrons were designed to be built on a slab, with the exterior steel walls carrying the weight of the house. ˜ Materials that related to the war that was going on throughout the time. ˜ Panels in relation to the Mondrian paintings also bringing in japenese influence. ˜ Materials used in order to help speed up the process by using prefabrication. ˜ Main materials within the house are the Steel I-beams, glass, and the colored panels.