Case Study Houses

The Case Study Houses program, initiated from 1945 until 1966 by Arts & Architecture magazine, was a pivotal project that aimed to reinvent residential architecture and respond to the post-war housing needs in the USA. Spearheaded by editor John Entenza, this innovative program engaged leading architects of the era, such as Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen, to design and construct inexpensive and efficient model homes for the residential housing boom in Southern California. The designs emphasized functionality, simplicity, and integration with the natural environment, using then-new materials and techniques to create modular and prefabricated elements. The houses from this program are celebrated for their modernist aesthetics and innovative construction, influencing architectural trends internationally.