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by Jeff Ramsdell last modified Jan 04, 2012 12:23 AM
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The Maybeck Studio 2711 Buena Vista Way Berkeley, California



 

 

"The Studio was built in 1924 by architect Bernard Maybeck for his
twenty-three year old son, Wallen, replacing the Maybeck family home
which was destroyed in the 1923 Berkeley Fire. Originally designed as
an economical one-room house, it was later expanded to accomodate other
members of the family.<br>
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"The house attracts the attention of students of architecture because
of Maybeck's use of innovative techniques and materials in an attempt
to create a fireproof dwelling. Burlap sacks dipped into 'Bubblestone',
an aerated mixture of cement, were hung, overlapping, shingle-style on
the exterior walls of the wood-frame structure. For windows and sliding
doors, Maybeck utilized metal industrial sash."<br>
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By S. E Brockmann, 1994


 

 

 
 
 

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