Re-Discover the Renowned Farnsworth House By Mies Van Der Rohe
Here at Inspirations blog, we love architecture and a good classic design. So, that’s why we’re Re-Discover the Renowned Farnsworth House By Mies Van Der Rohe.
Let’s take a closer look!
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A classic symbol of what mid-century architecture and design represent, this notable house located in Plano, Illinois is available for visiting all year round. We could tell you how much it is worth it… but we decided to show you!
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The Farnsworth House importance is two-fold. “First, as one of a long series of house projects, the Farnsworth House embodies a certain aesthetic culmination in Mies van der Rohe’s experiment with this building type. Second, the house is perhaps the fullest expression of modernist ideals that had begun in Europe a few years earlier.” in Farnsworth House Org.
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Walking inside this iconic house, you can instantly feel the mid-century atmosphere that reigns. The minimalist and uncomplicated furniture design used are the ideas of what Mies Van der Rohe was trying to achieve.
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“First conceived in 1945 as a country retreat for the client, Dr. Edith Farnsworth, the house as finally built appears as a structure of Platonic perfection against a complementary ground of informal landscape” in Farnsworth House Org
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“The architecture of the house represents the ultimate refinement of Mies van der Rohe’s minimalist expression of structure and space. It is composed of three strong, horizontal steel forms – the terrace, the floor of the house, and the roof – attached to attenuated, steel flange columns.” in Farnsworth House Org
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