The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN®) Knowledge Community develops knowledge and information to benefit architects who are engaged in, or who are interested in learning more about, custom residential practice. CRAN® presents information and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise to promote the professional development of its members via discussion forums, national symposia and conventions, publications, and local activities.
The next CRAN® Symposium is scheduled for September 8-11, 2022 in Chicago, IL. Registration will open early July 2022.
The Farnsworth House (AIAU)September 15, 2021 | 1-2:30pm ET1 LU/HSW/RIBAEvent details and registration.
Visionary Bauhaus architect Mies van der Rohe met Dr. Edith Farnsworth in 1945, at a dinner party in Chicago. She had just purchased a tract of land on the Fox River west of Chicago and hoped he would design a small weekend retreat. He agreed-and the rest, as they say, is history.
Completed in 1951, Farnsworth House was immediately hailed as an icon, and perhaps the fullest expression of Mies' Modernist ideals. Designed of glass and steel, the raised pavilion is nestled into the landscape, floating above the Fox River, which frequently floods the land under the house.
This session covers the fascinating personalities and history behind the Farnsworth House, the struggle to save the modernist icon by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the conservation efforts underway and the innovative program and offerings that allow visitors to see the house in new ways demonstrating how a classic can continue to inspire architects, designers, visual and performing artists and tourists for over seventy years.
Speaker: Ashley Wilson, AIA
Andersen corresponding presentation is from 2-2:30pm.
Sponsored by ANDERSEN™ Windows.