A study of Mies Van Der Rohe’s Farnsworth House

This essay will look at Mies Van Der Rohe’s Farnsworth house. The 1953 house is located in Illinois, USA, facing the Fox River and is set within the ten acre land outside Plano purchased by Dr. Farnswoth. The house contains strikingly modern features and an advanced use of materials. The architect’s approach to designing and constructing Farnsworth house sums his idea of Modernism at the time as well as marking the historical change in 20th century Domesticity. The house looks into the relationship between the individual and the environment through Mies’s exploration of nature, material and body.

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