Quincy Jones, Pierre Koenig, Richard Neutra, and Raphael Soriano—the program reflected the modernist goal of reinventing the house as a way of redefining living.
A number of the essayists in the book suggest that what made the houses distinctive and influential was not so much their International Style modernism as how that style was domesticated and scaled to the single-family house...
The program, which concentrated on the Los Angeles area and oversaw the design of 36 prototype homes, sought to make available plans for modern residences that could be easily and cheaply constructed during the postwar building boom.
The program's chief motivating force was Arts & Architecture editor John Entenza, a champion of modernism who had all the right connections to attract some of architecture's greatest talents, such as Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen.
The Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture used the Case Study Houses as part of an academic project, in which the students learned how to use these new digital planning technologies.
The book shows their digital designs and unveils the underlying methodology of 3D modeling with Vectorworks and visualization techniques with Cinema 4D.
Based on the CSH #22 - Pierre Koenig's Stahl House - the publication explores the planning process of BIM with Vectorworks.
Various Building components of the 3D-model are linked with IFC-Data and thus provide information about quantities, materials, energy consumption and cost estimation.
Download the Vectorworks file including the IFC-data and explore for yourself the underlying techniques of BIM with Vectorworks.
The book serves as an inspiration for new architectural ideas and promotes the use of digital technologies in the design, visualization and realization of such concepts in creative and innovative ways.