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Farnsworth House (1951), Plano, Illinois, designed by Mies van der Rohe

Photograph: U.S. Library of Congress, Carol M. Highsmith Archive

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This detail gives the impression that the two planes are being held (barely) between the columns, while emphasizing how the floor and roof are somewhat of the columns, as if they could extend even farther. In reality the beams of the floor and roof are held between the columns, welded to them so carefully that they appear to just "kiss" each other. When the Farnsworth House was under construction, Mies was working on two apartment buildings on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. While the house's structure could be expressed on the outside, in the Lake Shore Drive buildings and later towers the structural steel had to be fireproofed (encased in concrete), so Mies opted for smaller steel pieces on the outside to stand in for the structure.

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Mies God is in the details Design that appears as an illusion
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September 15, 2014
Farnsworth hse, Plano, Mies van der Rohe
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no foundation
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everything, corner detail
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