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Ray Kappe: California Modern Master-- Forty Years of Modular Evolution

Muffie Dunn; Dunn, Muffie; Kanopy (Firm)
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Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
Ray Kappe has long been a cult figure in the architectural scene in and around Los Angeles. In 1972, he founded the influential, avant garde Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC), where many of the younger-generation architects have studied or taught. In addition, his smoothly rectilinear wood-and-glass houses based on modular principles, modern technology, and a sensitive response to the regional climate, continue to explore the principles of Los Angeles Modernism as originally put forth by the work of Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler and others in the early part of the 20th century. Significantly, the architect, born in 1927, is at the forefront of prefabricated, sustainable design today.The film explores Kappe's thinking behind his domestic work, beginning with a tour of the iconic hillside house he built for his family in 1967 in Pacific Palisades, and traces the trajectory of his career that led to his two heralded, sustainable, prefabricated houses designed for LivingHomes in 2006-2007. In addition, Founder and CEO of LivingHomes, Steve Glenn, discusses Kappe's contribution to the creation of the first house in the U. S. with a LEED® platinum rating. Also appearing in the film is architect Thom Mayne, who taught at SCI-ARC in the Kappe years and who places the pioneer's architectural and educational achievements in context of his influence on L.A. architects. Producer: Edgar B. Howard. Director: Muffie Dunn.
Director
Muffie Dunn
Release Date
2009
Language
English
Notes
Title from title frames.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Checkerboard Film Foundation in 2009.
Publisher no.
1100317 Kanopy
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 26 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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