Walter White: Willcockson house (Indio, Calif.)

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Description

The Max E. Willcockson house in Indio is notable for White's first use of the hyperbolic-paraboloid roof. This dramatically sweeping feature appears from a distance to hover over the house (which was sited on a high sand dune to increase the drama). The orientation of the highest points of the roof (which was painted white to reflect the sun) are angled in such a way as to block the strongest and hottest rays of the sun, while also enjoying a view of the mountains.

Creator

Walter White, architect

Source

Walter S. White papers, Architecture and Design Collection; Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Date

1958-1959

Rights

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Citation

Walter White, architect, “Walter White: Willcockson house (Indio, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed October 26, 2021, http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/575.