I've been occasionally helping out a former professor of mine, Frank Flury, with one of his projects on the Farnsworth House site in Plano, IL. For those of you who are unacquainted it's considered one of the most significant works of architecture built in the 20th century. The architect was Mies Van der Rohe, patron saint of IIT.
|Frank built some nice doors using all wood joinery. I've never built a door from scratch, so it was nice to see it all go together.|
|Frank and Roland. Roland is an insane artist. He paints these huge acrylic paintings of steel structures that look like photographs. In the background is the Barnsworth project. The Farnsworth House sits on a flood plane so a place to house some of the significant furniture, specifically the dresser, was needed.|
|Didn't have a tripod so I used the timer and a rock.|
|This was the last day that it was open during the season so we went in after hours and drank some whiskey.|
|It was much more pleasant than I would have imagined. The site at night lends itself to privacy and the home is very intimate; perfect for drinking with several people.|