Mies van der Rohe’s iconic home in Illinois has been the inspiration for a lot of trendy architects. That masterpiece, which was additionally meant as a trip residence, included partitions of glass to look out onto the encompassing nature and supreme simplicity inside (no less than, within the architect’s thoughts it did). Whereas the house featured right here might not ever attain the identical ranges of celebration as that nationwide landmark, its inspiration is unmistakable. Architects from ATELIER ARS we commissioned to construct this trip residence in Santa María del Oro, which edges a lake contained within the crater of a volcano. This kind of panorama is definitely totally different from the plains of Illinois however the nature nonetheless begs for a similar sort of sweeping views and calming design.
To be able to make the house snug in addition to lovely, it was constructed with two major areas: one which mimics a extra conventional home with strong partitions and foundations and one other that extra intently resembles the Farnsworth aesthetic. Within the entrance pavilion, an elevated, glass enclosed patio is product of sliding doorways that may open for air flow and columns that hold the build up off the bottom and permit water to move beneath.
The furnishings in the home will not be as glossy as van der Rohe would have chosen himself, however they seem markedly extra snug with plush leather-based sofas and armchairs being finally inviting.
The encompassing landscaping of the home melds with and celebrates the pure panorama. The signature glass partitions imply views for miles for hills, timber, and naturally that beautiful volcano lake.
The Farnsworth home is so named for its first occupant, Dr. Edith Farnsworth, who was by no means glad together with her buy. Whereas this up to date model of the home, situated far south of the unique in Mexico, may need caved and added a couple of partitions and even a closet or two, it’s clear that the masterful architect who construct that home in Illinois continues to be inspiring tastes and designs all over the world.