Monday, March 17, 2008

Farnsworth house

Talk about understanding your environment!

You want modern, take a letter.

Colour used in appropriate fashion, how novel!

Notice how the kitchen remains somewhat hidden


The Farnsworth House, built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1951 and located near Plano, Illinois, is one of the most famous examples of modernist domestic architecture and was considered unprecedented in its day.This house remains a monument to modernism, there isn't much to say, it speaks for itself, however I've got a few quick words. Modern does not mean beige! Modern does not equal trendy, this house is as relevant today as it was when it was built! Modern does not exclude pattern, notice the perfect balance between the starkness of the house and the nature that surrounds it. Modern is a beautiful and very sensitive aesthetic, that is butchered daily; in fact I can't think of a movement that is more misrepresented and misunderstood.

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