River Bank House designed by Balance Associates Architects located in Montana (via freshome)
Did you see today’s Google Doodle celebrating Mies van der Rohe?
Google isn’t the only one celebrating the master architect — on his birthday, we republished photographs from a 1957 photo essay titled “Emergence of a Master Architect.” The feature that ran in the March 1, 1957 issue of LIFE, at the same time that the architect’s signature achievement — the 38-story Seagram Building on Park Avenue in New York — was nearing completion.
See the photos here.
“Construction challenges included digging two seven-foot-wide holes 35 feet into bedrock and filling them with concrete and steel to support the cantilevered sections of the five-level, 6,900-square-foot house.”
I love just about everything about this house, although its kinda large. If I didn’t grow up in Pittsburgh, I could probably be happy living there. Please click through and check out the slide-show.
When I see stuff like this, it makes me want to build another structure. I have a tree house in the works, a porch, and an outbuilding.