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HOUSE VI - PETER EISENMEN
Transcript of HOUSE VI - PETER EISENMEN
• Architect: Peter Eisenman
• Location: located on Great Hollow Road near Bird's Eye Brook in Cornwall, Connecticut (across from Mohawk Mountain Ski Area), New York
• Client: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Frank
• Construction started: 1972
• Construction completed: 1975
The tiny building took 3 years to build, went completely over budget, and finally had to be reconstructed in 1987, leaving only the basic structure original.
• Structural System: wood frame and sealed wood panels/ simple post and beam system
Concept & Idea
• The design emerged from a conceptual process that began with a grid. Eisenman manipulated the grid in a way so that the house was divided into four sections and when completed the building itself could be a “record of the design process.”
• Eisenman succeeded in building a structure that functioned both as a house and a work of art, but changing the priority of both so that function followed the art. He built a home where man was forced to live in a work of art and a sculpture.
of the building
• Peter Eisenman (born August 11, 1932) is an American architect. Eisenman's professional work is often referred to as formalist, deconstructive, late avant-garde, late or high modernist, etc.
• He drawn directly on Chomsky to describe the way in which he has personally developed a complex of rules for the generation and transformation of architectural forms.
• He was the first architect to deal in such complex syntax, and he use only syntax he didn’t use semantic.
• Eisenman primary concern was once the form had been determined, then the functions might (hopefully) follow.
Functions of Plan
• Robert Gutman wrote on the house saying, “most of these columns have no role in supporting the building planes, but are there, like the planes and the slits in the walls and ceilings that represent planes, to mark the geometry and rhythm of Eisenman’s notational system.”
Therefore structural elements, were revealed so that the construction process was evident, but not always understood. Unfortunately, Eisenman's limited construction experience meant that the entire building was poorly detailed.