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.