Chicago mid-century - Farnsworth House modern-exterior
 

Chicago mid-century - Farnsworth House

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The apparent antithesis of Wright is Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, whose iconic 1951 Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois, set the bar for glass-box houses. Privacy concerns and sub/urban locations may limit the use of this much glass today, but the simplicity, rectilinear geometry and structural expression are still found in a number of houses in and around Chicago. (The Farnsworth House is open to the public as part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.)
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Materials and TechnologiesFive 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.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

jerryreed added this to jerryreed's ideas
November 8, 2014
I like the covered outdoor space I like the international style, but I would preferred to be more comfortable
Arris Stoneworks Inc added this to arrisstoneworks's ideas
November 5, 2014
Everybody's Dream!
Ashley Tiwara added this to prarie school
September 15, 2014
Farnsworth hse, Plano, Mies van der Rohe
tylerludwig added this to tylerludwig's Ideas
August 24, 2014
Use metal framing for penthouse to allow for huge windows From floor to ceiling. Dark tint the windows.
ocung added this to ocung's ideas
June 30, 2014
the out look designs
Star McMillan added this to Star McMillan's Ideas
June 24, 2014
I absolutely love this shot of the Farnsworth House, so light in this beautiful environment.
jadorelj added this to jadorelj's Ideas
May 8, 2014
Love
sujithcherian added this to sujithcherian's ideas
April 17, 2014
Mies van de Rohe Farnsworth house
Alissa Knight added this to alissa_knight's ideas
February 28, 2014
Light structure
Creative Clayations added this to House Plan A
February 14, 2014
maybe?
reazone added this to reazone's Ideas
January 10, 2014
Pérgola
grahamneil added this to Patio Ideas
October 30, 2013
Farnsworth
st121 added this to Exterior
October 5, 2013
Open plan, windows, outdoor living space
Tom Okurut added this to tom_okurut's ideas
August 2, 2013
Compound
aishanepal added this to aishanepal's ideas
July 9, 2013
steel stilt house
guilhermestarkbernard added this to guilhermestarkbernard's Ideas
July 1, 2013
Modern
miras256 added this to contemporary architecture
June 22, 2013
pavillion
twellendorph added this to twellendorph's Ideas
June 5, 2013
På stylter
theodddogbarked added this to theodddogbarked's Ideas
May 28, 2013
yummy
Vania Santos M Paiva added this to VARANDA
May 11, 2013
varanda entre árvores
mica162 added this to mica162's ideas
May 11, 2013
une maison sur pied c'est cool
darbyandjoan added this to darbyandjoan's Ideas
May 4, 2013
建筑与自然的美好结合
san_rafael added this to san_rafael's ideas
April 24, 2013
"silong" where dogs and animals can be kept
mariapita added this to Crest Dr.
April 16, 2013
Miles Van der Roh
Malik Fernando added this to malik_fernando's Ideas
April 14, 2013
Raised
Spencer Kauenhofen added this to spencer_kauenhofen's Ideas
April 13, 2013
Outdoor patio
joncharles added this to joncharles's Favorites
April 7, 2013
all
jcholdaway added this to jcholdaway's Ideas
April 6, 2013
Space
earlgirl added this to style and order
April 1, 2013
modern living
allez2012 added this to allez2012's ideas
March 31, 2013
modern patio pergola-like area. some shade covering with strong geometric design
stuartmeri added this to ruth's ideas
March 31, 2013
houses
jennytranter added this to jennytranter's ideas
March 30, 2013
Have always loved this modernist home - clean lines and appears to float above the ground.
domestos added this to domestos's ideas uno
March 29, 2013
sealed? enlarge useable area
ARQUI PEREZ OLOGNERO added this to alejandroperezolognero's ideas
March 24, 2013
menos es mas...........
hippmc added this to hippmc's ideas
March 20, 2013
open space
joycegever added this to joycegever's ideas
March 18, 2013
trap naar het lage terras?
amazingbob added this to amazingbob's Ideas
March 17, 2013
Very nice alternative to a grade level patio.
bonnewa added this to dak
March 17, 2013
Hovering
drewnews added this to drewnews's Ideas
March 11, 2013
Love the outdoors
pwitmer added this to door county house
March 10, 2013
This is the stair at the front of the home float at the risers
Melina Gaspar added this to Revolution ideas
March 7, 2013
Proposal?
CASA'S SMART INTEGRAL GROUP TLC added this to CASA'S Smart Integral Group TLC & CASA'S Corp Ideas
March 5, 2013
ALGO DIFERENTE, DISEÑO ELEVADO DEL SUELO JARDIN
katieleetanner added this to katieleetanner's ideas
March 4, 2013
Cool deck space
kcmck added this to kcmck's Ideas
March 2, 2013
Ventilation
Jill Lloyd added this to New House
February 28, 2013
Deck levels
mcleanquinlan added this to llahmg's ideas
February 28, 2013
spacey
lindaraeclark added this to modern
February 28, 2013
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.
hemanthakw added this to hemanthakw's ideas
February 27, 2013
Exterior
r2d3zpo added this to r2d3zpo's ideas
February 26, 2013
nice outdoor area raised off the ground
ebmarshall added this to ebmarshall's Ideas
February 26, 2013
Simply beautiful.
nico12 added this to future stradella remodel
February 25, 2013
love out. outside of house, white. lots of windows
carol46 added this to carol46's ideas
February 25, 2013
Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth house from 1950.
Lindsay Sommers added this to leader1000's ideas
February 25, 2013
house
neivapires added this to neivapires's ideas
February 25, 2013
cx vidro
Aaron Lipe added this to aaron_lipe's Ideas
February 25, 2013
Above ground
2awilliam added this to Garden ideas
February 25, 2013
floating stairs
smallmouth added this to Garden
February 25, 2013
Openess of sitting area nice looking over the land
eileenmbrennan added this to eileenmbrennan's ideas
February 25, 2013
off the ground!!
markpienaar added this to markpienaar's ideas
February 24, 2013
Stark but beautiful in a striking way - though privacy issues!
joseventu added this to joseventu's ideas
February 24, 2013
dream house
Lauren Rowland added this to 70s architecture and design
February 24, 2013
So inviting
margotnz added this to margotnz's ideas
February 24, 2013
Farnsworth House
netrate added this to netrate's ideas
February 24, 2013
outdoors
Marilynn Davis added this to marilynn_davis's Ideas
February 24, 2013
mies....
sissifaidon added this to sissifaidon's ideas
February 24, 2013
Vytina...
sotelo59 added this to sotelo59's ideas
February 24, 2013
modern home/landscape
Satu Saksman added this to satu_saksman's ideas
February 24, 2013
Patio kevyesti maan pinnan yläpuolella. Pergola.
Keith Sheridan, LLC added this to intaglio7's ideas
February 24, 2013
deck
westphalw added this to front porch/deck
February 24, 2013
I like to have a minimum of 8 feet of depth on the front porch. This allows for a chair and a circulation path to the sitting area. Keeping the door to one side of the sitting area will prevent a division of spaces, allowing you to fully utilize your front porch.
atntcreation added this to Garden and Decking
February 24, 2013
Raised platform in Garden to enable Winter use??
antischbein added this to architecture and exteriors
February 24, 2013
Mies van der Rohe Farnsworth House
Stephen Pappas Interiors added this to stephenpap's Ideas
February 24, 2013
The openness to nature in a clean simplicity.
andreaalvarez added this to andreaalvarez's Ideas
February 24, 2013
i continue with my deck
jojobarlo added this to jojobarlo's ideas
February 24, 2013
open, multiple levels
Sully's LLC added this to makgadikgadi's ideas
February 24, 2013
Covered outdoors
lizaan added this to lizaan's ideas
February 24, 2013
Love this
seethal2006 added this to backyard
February 21, 2013
long wide deck
imken added this to ken and imogen love
February 21, 2013
raised floor
joritt added this to joritt's ideas
February 21, 2013
Modern...likebthe stilts...open spave
biabaucha added this to biabaucha's ideas
February 20, 2013
openness to garden
sabinezhou added this to sabinezhou's ideas
February 20, 2013
Outdoor
jagarrou added this to jagarrou's ideas
February 20, 2013
multi levels, inclusion of nature, indoor-outdoor
sakisugano added this to sakisugano's ideas
February 20, 2013
The house was built in the wood. The combination of these is a kind of art.
Caite Healy added this to caite_healy's ideas
February 20, 2013
Bright
karenboyd1234 added this to architecture
February 20, 2013
glass
christi8 added this to Contemporary Gardens
February 6, 2013
Chicago Mid-Century - Farnsworth House
jennierankin added this to Outside ideas
November 24, 2012
like this too
alypoole added this to alypoole's ideas
July 20, 2012
Like
kbgantz added this to landscape/pool
November 20, 2011
Perfection, Farnsworth
molly_briggie added this to Favorites
November 11, 2011
awesome
eduardomazzi added this to eduardomazzi's Favorites
October 23, 2011
Casa galpão
sandilee added this to sandilee's ideas
October 12, 2011
Like
snehaiype added this to accessories
October 10, 2011
outdoor stilt
ohmanitsshan added this to ohmanitsshan's Favorites
October 6, 2011
Cool
jamramer added this to jamramer's ideas
October 6, 2011
layout/exterior
mogongo added this to mogongo's ideas
October 5, 2011
blends well with the natural vegetation
Javier Flores Torres added this to casasecas's Favorites
October 5, 2011
- es
june added this to tridavejune's ideas
October 5, 2011
gazebo
nicolageorge added this to garden
October 5, 2011
excellent out doors
shoen added this to shoen's ideas
October 5, 2011
i want this!!!!
steffen added this to steffen's Favorites
October 5, 2011
Freiraum
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