Case Study House #10
Case Study House #10 was included in the program after it was already designed and built by the father and son team of Kemper Nomland and Kemper Nomland, Jr. The home showcased many of the goals of the program set forth by Arts and Architecture magazine, such as the use of low-cost materials, a modern aesthetic and a simple overall approach to construction. The architects mirrored the descending line of the home’s site into the sloping roofline and as such were able to provide the home with a strong relationship to its environment. Large walls of glass and a heated floor system were notable features of this home. Industrial materials such as plywood and corrugated wire glass were also used throughout and the architects further specified large openings to the outside, which allowed for the fluid layout of interior spaces to be carried to the outdoors.