History


Eichler. Neutra. Schindler. California is rich with architects and developers who changed the way we live. Their legacies live on in the California modern ideal of indoor/out living. Fortunately, some of their plans, blueprints and wood models are here, too. The Getty now houses the architectural archives
of Ray Kappe, known for his timeless wood, concrete and steel structures, as well as John Lautner, who engineered the spaceship-like Chemosphere house to sit on a single column above a canyon in the Hollywood Hills, and Pierre Koenig, whose Case Study House No. 22 best defines the mid-century experimental project. Check out the History Stories in the subpages below.