Peter Eisenman. House IV Project, Falls Village, Connecticut (Axonometrics). 1975

Peter Eisenman House IV Project, Falls Village, Connecticut (Axonometrics) 1975

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Peter Eisenman designed eleven houses between the late 1960s and the 1970s that explore the principles of autonomous architecture. In the drawing for House IV, designed for a site in Falls Village, Connecticut, but never realized, a sequence of axonometrics illustrates the transformation of a basic cube into a highly developed spatial configuration. Based on a generative rule system, in which each move is a response to the last, the cube is cut, extended, and rotated until the final form is achieved without regard to function and program.

Publication excerpt from an essay by Bevin Cline and Tina di Carlo, in Terence Riley, ed., The Changing of the Avant-Garde: Visionary Architectural Drawings from the Howard Gilman Collection, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2002, p. 128.
Medium
Ink on frosted polymer sheet
Dimensions
14 x 46 3/4" (35.6 x 118.7 cm)
Credit
Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation
Object number
1188.2000
Copyright
© 2021 Peter Eisenman
Department
Architecture and Design

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