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    The Eames House and Farnsworth house do share common material and tectonic expression. They are constructed of similar materials and in somewhat similar fashions. Additionally, both forms are constructed in a fashion that allows them to be apart of its surrounding site. However, they do have divergences. They differ mainly in how they relate to their surroundings, and how their different constructions allow the surroundings to affect the forms. Additionally, tectonics and material expression are both still very important and relevant in modern day architecture, and there are many buildings that show this. The houses similarly share the concept of being of “skin and bones” design. They are both constructed of steel and glass materials, and…

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    Mies wanted to prove that people were capable of living comfortably with just the minimum necessities. The house is elevated to define the transitional space between the interior of a building and the outdoors. It is also to rise above the flood plain of the Fox River. The Farnsworth house is known for its in-between space. The glass wall surrounding the house encloses the interior of the house, but it still provides visibility to the outside blending the outside to the inside. The glass wall…

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    appeals to my sensibilities. The Farnsworth was the first piece I wrote about extensively. After visiting the historic property several years ago, I have been captivated by its remarkable simplicity. The serenity of its setting in tandem with the exquisite design have kept my mind dwelling on Dr. Farnsworth’s countryside dwelling. Everything in the house is reduced to its simplest form. No line exists without purpose. No line is over exaggerated. No single element is inherently noteworthy;…

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    The Farnsworth House is mainly know as a glass pavilion sited on stilts that takes advantage of the surrounding landscape which makes it one of the best examples that show the strong relationship between architecture and nature. The house is one of Mies’ iconic projects where the main structural elements used are steel and glass. The house is defined by eight white I-shape steel columns that support the frameworks of the roof and floors. The house is raised 5 feet and 3 inches off the ground…

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    as well as the building still hold all originality but with a touch of creation, made by heart and soul therefore Mies Va der Rohe had created a simple along with cross future design, called Farnsworth house. It is considered as a cross future design at that time a big shock towards the industry and also a public debate towards architecture and particle design. Farnsworth house was commissioned to be a weekend retreat house for a single woman, Dr. Edith Farnsworth, condign like other cross…

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    Philo T. Farnsworth by Megan Liddiard One of the most influential people of the 20th century was Philo T. Farnsworth. He is best known for the invention of television. Philo T. Farnsworth was born on August 19, 1906 on a farm near Beaver, Utah. The farm he lived on did not have electricity, so when his family moved to a home that was powered, he found electricity fascinating. "By the age of 13 he had won his first national contest, sponsored by Science and Invention magazine, for a thief-proof…

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    The Farnsworth Invention

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    the author a lot of power to tell a great story and have control over its interpretation. One of my favorite examples of a well written play is “The Farnsworth Invention” by Aaron Sorkin. This play is a fiction interpretation of the battle of inventing television. You have boy genius Philo Farnsworth competing against business mogul David Sarnoff. The story is a race to determine who really invented television. By straying away from historical accuracy, and by utilizing the story telling methods…

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    Looking for Affordable Student Houses Close to Campus Education is the most important gift a parent can give to a child. It is the only thing that can be called a valuable investment which a parent can die comfortably knowing that the child can survive all alone in this harsh world. It is therefore not something negotiable in the current world bearing in mind that the current situation demands knowledgeable people to survive in it. Education is expensive, that is something unavoidable but…

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    This selection was written to describe the conditions of tenement houses, overcrowded slums that filled New York City during the late 1900’s. The first sentence of this selection states, “The first tenement New York knew bore the mark of Cain from its birth, though a generation passed before the writing was deciphered.” The author means that tenement houses were “cursed,” or were terrible creations from the very beginning, but this was ignored and not tended to for a long time. The owners of…

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    Apartments and houses are very different from one another. I lived in an apartment complex for about six years, and there are plenty of advantages and disadvantages from my experience about that style of living. Living in an apartment is sometimes unsafe. When I was 11 years old, and my brother was 16. My brother tripped onto the street while riding his bike. There was a woman driving over the speed limit and ran my brother over leaving him with a fractured arm. My brother was rushed to the…

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