|Kemper Nomland, Jr.|
Together they designed Case Study House #10 at 711 San Rafael in Pasadena, California, as part of the Case Study House Program sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine. This program was a forum for experimentation in low-cost modern housing for middle-class families and involved other major architects, such as Richard Neutra, Ralph Rapson, Pierre Koenig, A. Quincy Jones, Raphael Soriano and Craig Ellwood. Case Study House #10 exemplified many of the goals of the program, including the use of low-cost materials and a modern aesthetic. The home was built on a slope, and the home's roofline mirrored its environment. Large walls of glass and a floor heating system were features of the interior. Large openings to the outside allowed for a melding of the indoors and outdoors.
Nomland was a conscientious objector during World War II and was confined to Civilian Public Service Camp #21 near Cascade Locks, Oregon, where he did forest maintenance work, as well as CPS Camp #56, Camp Angel, near Waldport, Oregon, where he did printing work and became friends with a group of poets and artists. He designed the chapel at CPS Camp #21, and seven of his paintings done while there (or influenced by his experience there) are held by Lewis and Clark College. He illustrated a book of poems entitled War Elegies by William Everson, whom he met while at the CPS camps.
Nomland designed several commercial properties and approximately a dozen residences. One of his best known designs was the Albers Residence, which was built in 1955. He designed the 18-unit garden apartment complex known as the Apex Apartment building and a duplex for builder Bill Jadiker, whom he met at Camp Angel. He also designed a home for actress Jane Russell.
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