island on glass plinth and wall on left side with bank of three ovens
the marble walls and free standing tub
Farnsworth House hovers above the ground. It is a study in lightness and grace, yet it feels substantial: not flimsy or temporary, but permanent and solid.
Rietveld-Schroder House is perhaps my favorite house of all. First, I am struck by how new and radical the design feels, even today - and to think it was built in 1924! In its own way it achieves a a condition of lightness similr to Farnsworth House, but through totally different means. the interplay of solids and voids is interesting, playful and engages the viewer much like a complex puzzle. Their is an interplay of openness and concealement that makes one think of a playful flirtation. Finally. I have great admiration for the distribution and practicality of the interior spaces ) noy shoen here) . It is a house that was designed to be lived in, and utilized fully and efficiently.
the asymmetry is appealing as is the play of smooth and textured materials.
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