Mid-Century Modern Freak

Atomic. Futurist. Populuxe. Googie. Modernist. Vintage Pop Culture.

1946–1948 Robinson House | 236 Bulkley Street Williamstown, Massachusetts | Architect: Marcel Breuer

In 1946, after extensive research into modern architecture, Preston and Helen Robinson chose Breuer to design their house in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in Williamstown, MA. The bi-nuclear residence possessed two wings, each of a different shape, connected by an entrance hall. A rectangular volume contained the garage and bedrooms. The living spaces were contained within a square volume reached by a ramp from the entrance hall. Low, fieldstone walls extended from the house into the surrounding landscape. A dramatic, triangular wooden truss lengthened the butterfly roof beyond the glass wall of the living room, shading the stone-paved east terrace. Breuer also created a sculptural, stone fireplace as a focal point for the living room. The house was clad in wooden siding and colored panels. Harry Seidler and Eliot Noyes oversaw construction during Breuer’s long trip to South America in the summer of 1947. The clients were extremely happy with Breuer’s design and lived in the house until 1975.

Source: breuer.syr.edu | archdaily.com | library.syr.edu | design-museum.de

  1. mmeviolette reblogged this from yesihaveathousandtongues
  2. atclm reblogged this from midcenturymodernfreak
  3. 33dsgn reblogged this from nanouchkapod
  4. mehtapty reblogged this from chabelijardim
  5. chabelijardim reblogged this from corporalconcrete
  6. nanouchkapod reblogged this from form9
  7. cellokidxx reblogged this from an-architectural-statement
  8. lorrainehamilton reblogged this from wglandscape
  9. ismealvarez reblogged this from wglandscape
  10. wglandscape reblogged this from an-architectural-statement
  11. yesihaveathousandtongues reblogged this from aristomenes
  12. eltrupr reblogged this from form9
  13. form9 reblogged this from arciphilia
  14. scrapzion reblogged this from arciphilia
  15. arch-i-torture reblogged this from arciphilia
  16. corporalconcrete reblogged this from arciphilia
  17. an-architectural-statement reblogged this from arciphilia
  18. ays-wwkgd reblogged this from arciphilia
  19. artimaturana reblogged this from arciphilia
  20. arciphilia reblogged this from ricardoallme
  21. aristomenes reblogged this from acidadebranca
Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus