Organic architecture

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JSL
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Organic architecture

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peterm
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Post by peterm »

A kinder, gentler, more sensual Mies...

JimM
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Post by JimM »

Breuer meets Mies......

archfan
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Post by archfan »

Or with the stone walls and tower, Philip Johnson meets the Knights of Malta.

MOFO Architects (inappropriate snicker) has a Wright quote on their home page.

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Post by Wrightgeek »

I have to agree with Jim M; obviously a play on Farnsworth, but also with a dose of Breuer where the two disparate elements are melded together, ala the house in the Northeastern US where Breuer incorporates the travel trailer into the structure (which serves as the kitchen for that residence as I recall).

Also a slight nod to FLW's Home and Studio with the incorporation of the tree into the building, no?

Good catch on the name of the firm, archfan. As some might say, that is some serious MOFO architecture, if you catch my drift. Hilarious. I wonder what it really stands for?

JimM
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Post by JimM »

Wrightgeek wrote:with a dose of Breuer where the two disparate elements are melded together, ala the house in the Northeastern US where Breuer incorporates the travel trailer into the structure (which serves as the kitchen for that residence as I recall)
Yes, and more specificaly, the nerve of a modernist to use organic New Canaan stone! Breuer gave his modernism warmth against his contemporaries.

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Post by peterm »

Breuer had the ability to take the simplest form, for example the shed roof, and make it lively and sophisticated through great detailing. He also placed glass judicially, not everywhere like Mies. The clarity of a good Breuer design is difficult to not appreciate.

The strange Wolfson house:

http://www.aaa.si.edu/images/breumarc/A ... _0049r.jpg

When it comes to furniture, even though it rarely looks appropriate in a Wright or organic house, Breuer was a master with few equals:

http://designmatcher.com/nl/gallery_det ... leryID=262

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