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Neff bubble house interior – the Pasadena residence of Steve and Sari Roden, who still own the home and "can't imagine living anywhere else,".

In Pasadena, Wallace Neff's last remaining 'bubble house'

Airform Bubble House in Pasadena by architect Wallace Neff

Airform Bubble House in Pasadena by architect Wallace Neff

Wallace Neff at an Airform construction site. Courtesy: Huntington Library / No Nails, No Lumber: The Bubble Houses of Wallace Neff by Jeffrey Head. Spanish Revival, Spanish Style, University Of Los Angeles, Bubble House, Dome Structure, Litchfield Park, Low Cost Housing, Revival Architecture, Beautiful Architecture

a 1940s housing bubble

Wallace Neff, a Southern California architect who made Spanish-style mansions for Hollywood stars in the ’30s and ’40s, also tried his hand at designing innovative, low-cost housing for…

No Nails, No Lumber – Wallace Neff’s Bubble Houses – Architecture Book Round Building, Building A House, Bubble World, Bubble House, Pipe Dream, Tree Trunks, City Of Angels, Modern Materials, Science And Nature

No Nails, No Lumber – Wallace Neff’s Bubble Houses – Architecture Book

When I first set eye upon these grainy images of extraordinary bubble houses in this unique new architecture book I ...

cement balloon bubble homes -

The rise and fall of Wallace Neff's bubble houses

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Bubble houses of Wallace Neff

Wallace Neff (1895–1982) may be best known for the Spanish Colonial Revival homes he designed for Hollywood stars including Judy Garland, Groucho Marx and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., but Neff considered his most significant contribution to the field of architecture — his legacy — to be his Airform bubble houses.

Dome House 1097 S. Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA Wallace Neff , 1941 - the only remaining bubble house // - 89 Brick Building, Building A House, Building Homes, Beautiful Architecture, Modern Architecture, Pasadena Real Estate, Bubble House, Pasadena California, Dome House

Wallace Neff - Airform Dome Pioneer - Mortar Sprayer

Wallace Neff was a founder of balloon formed architecture. Neff would inflate a rubber form and spray concrete on it.

A view of an interior of one of Wallace Neff's Airform Dome homes.

Wallace Neff - Airform Dome Pioneer - Mortar Sprayer

Wallace Neff was a founder of balloon formed architecture. Neff would inflate a rubber form and spray concrete on it.

Wallace Neff's Revolutionary Bubbles Make a SoCal Comeback

Wallace Neff's Revolutionary Bubbles Make a SoCal Comeback

The prolific architect Wallace Neff designed scads of lovely SoCal houses (mostly Spanish) back in the Old Hollywood era (his houses include Judy Garland's in Bel Air and the famous Pickfair in...

A newly-completed double-bubble house, Andrew Neff. Style Californien, Bubble House, Stars D'hollywood, 1940s Home, Good House, Beautiful Architecture, Better Homes, Elle Decor, Places To Go

Living In A Bubble

A new book pays tribute to architect Wallace Neff and his iconic bubble houses

One of Wallace Neff’s patent drawings for a double-bubble house. Courtesy of Jeffrey Head. monolithic dome home with a connector. Sustainable Architecture, Vernacular Architecture, Residential Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, Architecture Design, Natural Building, Green Building, Bubble Diagram Architecture, Monolithic Dome Homes

Inside the last ‘bubble house’

Wallace Neff was a “starchitect.” He designed houses for the wealthiest tycoons and biggest Hollywood stars of the 30’s 40’s and 50’s, including Charlie Chaplin, Judy Garland and Groucho Marx.…

In Pasadena, Wallace Neff's last remaining 'bubble house'

In Pasadena, Wallace Neff's last remaining 'bubble house'

A Wallace Neff Bubble House. Round House Plans, Monolithic Dome Homes, Bubble House, Unusual Buildings, Dome House, Geodesic Dome, Architecture Drawings, Building Design, House Design

Bubble houses of Wallace Neff

Wallace Neff (1895–1982) may be best known for the Spanish Colonial Revival homes he designed for Hollywood stars including Judy Garland, Groucho Marx and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., but Neff considered his most significant contribution to the field of architecture — his legacy — to be his Airform bubble houses.