Modern kitchen cabinets
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.