Steel Development House Number 2 is one of seven all-steel
homes-all clustered in the same neighborhood-created by the
architectural team of Donald Wexler and Ric Harrison, the structural
engineer Bernard Perlin, and the builder Alexander Construction
Company. The house is primarily composed of steel and glass
on a concrete foundation with no structural wood and represents
a unique synthesis of off-site prefabrication and on-site assembly.
The house exemplifies simple yet elegant concepts in midcentury
modern design plus the novel use of steel construction, demonstrating
the possibilities for rapidly-assembled and affordable homes
for the middle class that were designed to withstand the harsh
desert environment. The property has excellent integrity in
all aspects, and appears much as it did as built.
Read the full file on the Steel
Development House No. 2.
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