Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
The Farnsworth House was designed and constructed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe between 1945-51. It is a one-room weekend retreat in a once-rural setting, located 55 miles southwest of Chicago’s downtown on a 60-acre estate site, adjoining the Fox River, south of the city of Plano, Illinois. The steel and glass house was commissioned by Dr. Edith Farnsworth, a prominent Chicago nephrologist, as a place where she could engage in her hobbies: playing the violin, translating poetry, and enjoying nature. Mies created a 1,500-square-foot (140 m2) house that is widely recognized as an iconic masterpiece of International Style of architecture. The home was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006, after joining the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. The house is currently owned and operated as a house museum by the historic preservation group, National Trust for Historic Preservation.
In September 2008, the house was flooded by rains from the remnants of Hurricane Ike. Water levels reached about 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor and the 5 foot (1.5 m) stilts upon which the house rests. Much of the furniture was saved by elevating it above the flood waters. The house was closed to the public for the remainder of 2008 for repairs and reopened for public visitation in spring 2009.
“Above freezing temperatures and continued rainfall has left the Fox River that runs next to the Farnsworth House in a state of rising flood waters today, March 11, 2013. The house is fully surrounded by river water, but neither the lower deck nor the upper deck has yet to be breached.” -Mieglasshouse
My iPhone 4S was my only camera during my NYC trip last October.
Check the results!
- NYC Through my eyes: http://bit.ly/Y9WyA7
- NYC Architecture 1: http://bit.ly/WNmkrV
- NYC Architecture 2: http://bit.ly/UjqqcU
- NYC Architecture 3: http://bit.ly/WaDdQB
- NYC Architecture 4: http://bit.ly/TyIFNu
Richard Meier x Massimo VignelliOn the Edge of Modernism With the Master Architect and the Genius DesignerIllustrious modernist Richard Meier and multi-disciplinary creator Massimo Vignelli reflect on their respective crafts, city life, and enduring friendship in this mesmeric film by Johnnie Shand Kydd. Shot at the minimalist offices of Richard Meier & Partners on 10th Avenue and West 36th Street, the two powerhouses discuss their collaboration on the firm’s forthcoming monograph, Richard Meier, Architect Volume 6, chronicling the stark, white, rationalist buildings that define the firm’s aesthetic.
Me empequeñece la altura…
#NYC #architecture #sky #buildings (Taken with Instagram at Columbus Circle)
#reflection #architecture #artflakes (Taken with Instagram)
Glass and steel. #architecture (Taken with Instagram at DOT Baires Shopping)