Béton Airform – Wallace Neff

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(1895-1982) Béton Airform. He designed houses for the richest tycoons and the biggest stars d & rsquo; Hollywood years 1930,1940 and 1950, including Charlie Chaplin, Judy Garland et Groucho Marx.

Wallace Neff (1895-1982) was an architect based in Southern California and was largely responsible for the development of the distinct architectural style of the region called "California style". Neff was a student of the & rsquo; architect Ralph Adams Cram and strongly pulled the architectural styles of the & rsquo; Spain and the Mediterranean as a whole, obtaining an important recognition of the number of celebrities controls, including Pickfair , the mansion owned by Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks.

Wallace Neff to Lived in a Bubble Concrete 93 m2.

And Neff believes that this simple Dome was his greatest architectural achievements. Near the end of the Second World War architects had anticipated the shortage of post-war housing. Neff wanted to create a solution that not only meet this demand,but meet the needs of housing around the world. Neff said that these houses are bubbles as a way to fulfill a social responsibility. He wanted to design a new way of low-cost housing.
In October 1941, Neff started at the construction & rsquo; a community of twelve houses bubbles in Falls Church, Virginia. The project was paid by the Federal government, and was used to house workers

The area will eventually take the nickname Igloo Village.


 The process was called AirForm.

Wallace Neff was able to land a few more customers for its bubble houses. The Southwest Cotton Company l & rsquo; hired to build a settlement houses the bubble desert in Litchfield Park, Arizona. Loyola University in Los Angeles contracted Neff to build a dormitory bubble house.

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Steve, to the right, Béton Airform, Béton Airform.

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Béton Airform, to the left, walks through the concrete domed bubble house designed by architect Wallace Neff and owned by Steve and Sari Roden, Béton Airform.


Virginia Maneval

I am the daughter of Jean Benjamin Maneval, famous urban architect who notably created the Bulle Six Coques, a plastic house from the pop years. You can also find me on my Facebook page Bubblemania.fr or on my page La Bulle Six Coques by Jean Benjamin Maneval.

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