Smith and Williams: CAPSA College Car Wash (Pasadena, Calif.)

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Description

Constructed on Pasadena’s main street, Colorado Blvd., this structure won an A.I.A. award. The jury praised the CAPSA Carwash for possessing lightness and motion. The steel-skeleton structure takes full advantage of its openness to create a visually weightless building.

Creator

Smith and Williams, architects
Julius Shulman, photographer

Source

Smith & Williams records, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Date

1956-1957

Rights

© J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)

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Collection

Citation

Smith and Williams, architects Julius Shulman, photographer, “Smith and Williams: CAPSA College Car Wash (Pasadena, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed September 27, 2021, http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/539.