Charles Eames is a well-known 20th century designer. He is also regarded as one of the most inventive people of his generation. He entered Washington University to study architecture but was quickly expelled owing to his diverging modernist views. He went on to study at Michigan’s Cranbook Academy of Art. After many years of turmoil, he and his wife, Ray Eames, formed the Eames Office. They collaborated on a wide range of projects, including architecture, documentaries, and furniture. His industrial designs have had a significant impact on today’s modernist theories. He believed in “learning by doing” and put a lot of effort into every design he created.
The Eames House
This house, located on a hillside near Los Angeles, was built by Charles and Ray Eames as their own home and studio. Along with the Entenza house, the Eames House was built as part of a case study program and was featured in the architecture and arts journal.As a result, this house was built not just to meet the owners’ personal demands, but also to represent a universal modernist domestic style. Eames defined it as a re-orienter, a solution to common life concerns, set in a natural environment.
The Entenza House
This house was developed next to the Eames house. It was built out of glass and steel as an example of low-cost housing. In contrast to other minimalist buildings of the time, the modular house was built using a steel frame that was disguised by timber sheathing.
The Griffith Park Railroad
This project was dedicated to Charles’ love for children and trains and was inspired by typography and Victorian railway architecture. Eames created everything from the railway and station house to the visuals for the park’s posters and signs.
St. Mary’s Paragould in Arkansas
This church was one among the first in Charles’ career. As the church community faced the daunting job of creating a traditional church building on a shoestring budget, Charles stepped in to lend a helping hand.The church is a superb mix of modern architectural styles with Romanesque revivals.