california’s revolutionary round house

September 2, 2013 — 1 Comment

“A radical new style in houses—the round house—makes its debut in California” -

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The reporter narrating a 1954 British Pathé newsreel spoke in breathless tones of a “revolutionary” round house in California. Designed by architect George Frank Ligar, the house — located in Hollywood, of course — was made of concrete, glass and stone, and included such innovations as folding walls and a climbable roof.

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One response to california’s revolutionary round house

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    Although this house was built in the ’50s it is still a modern house. Round houses provide a better environment to live in. Architects should take the advantage of round forms in designing their buildings.

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