Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Isozaki, Shinji, Architect (firm); Moore Ruble Yudell Architects (firm); Moore, Charles Willard, Architect (firm); Shinji Isozaki (architect); Charles Willard Moore (architect); John Ruble (architect); Robert Yudell (architect)

Dates: constructed 1972-1973

2 stories

Building History

Lee Burns taught urban planning at both Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, and at UCLA. Charles W. Moore (1925-1993) taught at Yale University while the Burns House was being planned and built. Moore and Burns became friends during the process of collaboration. The Japanese-American architect, Shinji Isozaki, laid out the landscaping and did some design work on the interior, principally the bathrooms.

Building Notes

The 1981 book, Color in Townscape, said of the colors of the Burns House: "The colors of Tuscany--ochre, orange, rose-pink, mixed on location--reverse architectonic precedence. The projections are painted in receding hues, the indentations in warm tones." (See Martina Düttmann, Friedrich Schmuck, Johannes Uhl, Color in Townscape, [San Francisco: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1981], pp. 168-169.)

PCAD id: 12386