Monday, 10 December 2012
Cost and Time
As noted in Colin Davies' Plans, Sections and Elevations: Key Houses of the 20th Century, there have been many myths revolving the Eames House in part due to its popularity. One of the myths is the idea that the house only took a few days to build. Another misleading myth is that the steel structure of the Eames House cost considerably less than a standard-timber frame house. But as Davies notes, "In architecture, it is ideas that count, not historical fact, and the Eames House remains an inspiration to any designer interested in the architectural potential of prefabrication."