|materials and methods:|
CONSTRUCTION: Foundation: concrete. Frame:> steel and masonry. Walls: structural brick, the natural brick exposed on the exterior and portions of the interior; other interior areas plaster finished. Floors: asphalt tile or carpeting over concrete slab. Roof: built-up roofing over 2" x 6" solid woodsheathing that rests on steel trusses, 7' o.c., that span the 64-foot building width. Fenestration: architectural projected sash; clear, translucent, and patterned glass.
EQUIPMENT: Heating: gas-fired, forced-air system; ceiling outlets. Electrical: both incandescent and flourescent units; service outlets 14' o.c. over entire ceiling area, supporting paired pendant fixtures.
the designer:Charles Eames:
the well-known designer of furniture in the Miller collectioin received his training at Washington University, St. Louis, and at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he was a member of the faculty and worked in the late Eliel Saarinen's office. Busy in private practice.
|(above) an interior space, set apart by partial partitions supported on pipe standards that are attached to floor and ceiling inserts. This particular area is terminated by a 12' x 14' panel supporting a huge photomural|
|(above) in this area a fabric display, hung from a rod supported on pipe standards, forms the partial partition behind the sofa on the left|
(above) here a freestanding, serpentine screen and an open wood frame (hung on pipe supports) constitute the space dividers|