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The Farnsworth House was designed and constructed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe between 1945 and 1951. The Farnsworth House,...
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The Farnsworth House was designed and constructed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe between 1945 and 1951.

The Farnsworth House, a one-room house, is located on a 3.9 hectare meadow property and, including the entrance, occupies a floor area of 8.85 by 23.45 meters. The building is raised about 1.6 m from the ground, probably not least to withstand the flooding of the nearby Fox River. The elevation can just as easily be interpreted as a volumetric reversal of a classic base. In addition to a living room, the Farnsworth House consists of a loggia and a slightly lower terrace. Stairs with relatively little incline connect the individual levels with each other.

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Mies van der Rohe

Farnsworth House

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Mies created a 1,500-square-foot (140 m2) house that is widely recognized as an iconic masterpiece of International Style of architecture.





The house is as transparent as an X-ray. I wanted something “meaningful” and all I got was this slick sophistry. We know that less is not more. It’s just less. […]

The glass and steel construction is uninhabitable. […] Mies speaks of open space, but the space is very defined. I can’t even hang a coat hanger in the house without wondering how it changes the view from the outside. […] Every change in furniture becomes a problem.

Edith Farnsworth

Address:14520 River Rd, Plano, IL 60545, United States

Mies van der Rohe Farnsworth House

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