Smith and Williams: Barr Lumber model house (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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Description

In 1944-1945 the Barr Lumber Company invited three architects to design model houses for an unbuilt experiment and engaged landscape architect Garrett Eckbo to create gardens for each of the proposals. For his submission, Whitney Smith wrote an extensive text, accompanied by drawings, that describe the special features and planning reasons behind each room and asserts that his design "defines urban living as an intimate garden out of which the house rises."

Creator

Smith and Williams, architects
Whitney Smith, architect
Garrett Eckbo, landscape architect

Source

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

Date

1944-1946

Rights

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Collection

Citation

Smith and Williams, architects Whitney Smith, architect Garrett Eckbo, landscape architect, “Smith and Williams: Barr Lumber model house (Los Angeles, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed September 27, 2021, http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/561.