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Experiments with Life Itself. Radical domestic architectures of the 1940s and 1950s


Experiments with Life Itself investigates five projects of domestic radical architecture, built between the end of the Thirties and the end of the Fifties by architects and artists – relegated to the margins of the civil reality by war, exile and disenchantment – in which they are also the object of their own experimentation. The five projects are:

Germán Rodríguez Arias and Pablo Neruda: Los Guindos, Isla Negra and La Chascona, Chile

Ralph Erskine’s The Box and the house in Drottningholm, Sweden

Charles and Ray Eames: Eames House, California

Juan O’Gorman: House in el Pedregal de San Ángel, Mexico

Alison and Peter Smithson, Upper Lawn Solar Pavilion, Fonthill, UK


Author: Francisco González de Canales

Edited by Albert Ferré, Dorota Biczel and Rosa Lleó.

Published by ACTAR, 2012. 

ISBN: 9788492861668


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