Trips to Famous Buildings – The Farnsworth House

As this month’s featured architect was Mies van der Rohe, I thought that I would find some more info on his most famous buildings. This 30 min documentary on the Farnsworth House fits the bill. Having personally visited Philip Johnson’s Glass house, I was struck at how similar it was to Mies’s Farnsworth house in terms of the furnishings and layout of the furniture. I also remember studying the Farnsworth House in detail at school and being amazed at how ordered it was, every structural and mechanical system fell onto a grid. The film gives you great shots of the interior and the surrounding landscape so one can really appreciate the beauty of the property. If you have a few minutes definitely check it out. The film is in 3 parts.

part 1

part 2

part 3

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