Category Archives: Structural Expressionism

6555 Longwalk, Oakland

Versions of the pole house have been built since ancient times but the form was not really part of the architectural vernacular in modern California until the structural expressionist movement of the 1970s kindled renewed interest in laying bare the … Continue reading

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6491 Melville, Oakland

The pole house is an ancient type of structure that was favored in many places for its simple foundation and elevation above the ground. It experienced a bit of a renaissance in the late 70s as structural expressionism became popular … Continue reading

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6363 Longcroft, Oakland

Today we feature an unusual Piedmont Pines home that looks a lot like a Third Bay Region interpretation of structural expressionism. Structural expressionism (also known as high-tech architecture) was a movement that developed in the 70s that favored making the … Continue reading

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