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Materials and Technologies
Five hundred years ago, Native Americans built with adobe and Europeans built with stone. Homes had thick walls, small and deep-set windows, and small interior
rooms. Technologies such as steel later allowed large expanses of space and large expanses of glass.
This photo shows Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House. Finished 62 years ago, the Farnsworth House is a terrific example of how modern materials from the 1950s, such as steel, impacted modern design. The Farnsworth home is characteristic of its present, our immediate past, and is still considered modern for today.