I had the opportunity to visit the Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois in 2005. The house, designed by architect Mies van der Rohe, is a great example of formal minimalism and clear structural expression. It is basically a glass box within a steel frame, with curtains that can be pulled around the interior perimeter to gain a bit of privacy. There is no hidden space save the radiant flooring and electrical in the limited ceiling and/or floor areas, and of course the bathrooms and utilities concealed in the central core space.
Vincent Whitehurstis an architect with a wide range of interests and pursuits, including making art and furniture, playing music, and writing. This site is for sharing some of his work, thoughts, interests, and the work of others he admires.
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