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Gropius House (1937) in Lincoln, Massachusetts, designed by Walter Gropius.

Photograph: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Historic American Buildings Survey, HABS MASS,9-LIN,16-

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The approach to the house is via a driveway that comes from the northeast. This angle presents a very International-style appearance of the house's planar white walls, ribbon windows and asymmetry. Yet some vertical lines can be sensed when looking closely at the sunny east facade. Instead of whitewashed concrete block walls — as was the norm with many modern buildings in Europe — Gropius used white vertically lapped siding on a wood balloon frame. (The steel columns in the previous photo show that the structure is a hybrid in parts.) Gropius found inspiration with the traditional building methods and materials of the region, all the while creating something different from the norm.

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The west side is anchored by a brick wall that contains the fireplace for the first-floor living room. The house's sculptural qualities are most pronounced in this view, where we see the roof overhang propped upon slender pilotis as well as the trellised terrace and a screened porch on the back of the house.
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Gropius House
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