The last time a publishing company commissioned the building of the “new American home” was when Art & Architecture magazine sponsored the Case Study Houses program in 1945. As the post-World War II building boom was under way, the Case Study Houses program revealed a glimpse of the future in residential construction. An intense postwar demand for housing was evident, but what to build and in what style was unclear. Art & Architecture enlisted numerous architects to design and construct these homes of the future. Each of them embraced the International Style of modern design.