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Pierre Koenig Architect : Architecture

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Pierre Koenig Architect – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by Pierre Koenig:

Case Study House No.21 – ‘Bailey House’, Los Angeles, California, USA
Date built: 1959

Case Study House No.22 – ‘Stahl House’, Los Angeles, California
Date built: 1960

Modern house, photo taken 2 January 1950:
Pierre Koenig Architect, Case Study House
photo © Julius Shulman, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

John Entenza, the editor and publisher of Arts & Architecture magazine, announced the Case Study House Program (CSHP) in 1945. The highly publicized program ran from 1945 to 1964, with 36 individual designs, many of which were never constructed.

The program was envisioned as a creative response to the impending building boom expected to follow the housing shortages of the Great Depression and World War II. Entenza encouraged participating architects to use donated materials from industry and manufacturers to create low-cost, modern housing prototypes.

Other Works by Pierre Koenig, chronological:

Koenig House 1, Glendale, California
Date built: 1950

Lamel House, Glendale
Date built: 1953

Squire House, La Canada, California
Date built: 1953

Scott House, Tujunga, California
Date built: 1953

Burwash House, Tujunga
Date built: 1957

Radio Station Kyor, Blythe, California
Date built: 1958

Metcalf House, Silverlake, Los Angeles
Date built: 1958

Koenig House 2, Los Angeles
Date built: 1985

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Location: Los Angeles, USA

Modern American Architect Practice Information

Former architect based in United States of America: Pierre was known for elegent Modern designs, especially large private houses

Koenig died in 2004.

Hen worked with Raphael Soriano and Edward H. Fickett among others, and began private practice in 1952.[6] Koenig practiced mainly on the West Coast and was most notable for the design of the Case Study Houses No. 21 and 22 in 1960. Both 21 (the Bailey House) and 22 (the Stahl House) were constructed on dramatic, otherwise-unbuildable sites. Particularly the Case Study House #22, photographed by Julius Shulman, is widely considered the iconic postwar L.A. home, with its sweeping city views and openness to the outdoors.

At USC, Koenig led the undergraduate building science program and Directed the Natural Forces Laboratory. The Building Science group at USC also included Ralph Lewis Knowles, Douglas E. Noble, Marc Schiler, Karen M. Kensek, Goetz Schierle and Konrad Wachsmann.

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National Medal of Honor Museum, Arlington
Architecture: Rafael Viñoly Architects
National Medal of Honor Museum building design
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National Medal of Honor Museum

Honest Mary’s, Austin, Texas
Architecture: Chioco Design
Honest Marys Restaurant Austin Texas
picture : Chase Daniel
Honest Mary’s Restaurant in Austin

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