Happy 99th Birthday to Architect I M Pei

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louvre_pyramid_after_sunset_by_digitalbrain-d5jqsqo.0.0Today is I M Pei’s 99th birthday. Here is one of his best known buildings the pyramid at the Louvre.

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Eugenia Home featured on Kiawah Art & House Tour Poster

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The shingle style home we designed at 75 Eugenia is featured on the Kiawah Art & House Tour Poster.  The Tour is next Friday, April 8th from 1 – 5 PM.  The proceeds will benefit the youth of Johns and Wadmalaw Islands through visual and performing arts.  This home was built by Nolan Sires, the interiors were done by Melanie Turner Interiors and Glen Gardner was the landscape architect.  Great team to work with on this ocean front home.Kiawah Art House Tour Poster

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Happy Easter and Happy 130th Birthday to Mies Van Der Rohe

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This is the father of modernism Mies Van Der Rohe’s 130 birthday.  Here is the Farnsworth home built in 1945 about an hour outside of Chicago in Plano, IL.  It is a iconic piece of American residential architecture. He raised the house to catch views of the Fox River.  Due the fact it is so close to the river it has been flooded a couple of times.  Studies are underway to create an unobtrusive way to lift it when a flood occurs.

Front or River view of the house

Front or River view of the house

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Entry showing floating front porch

First view of the Farnsworth House approaching from the visitor's center.

First view of the Farnsworth House approaching from the visitor’s center.

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Happy 280th Birthday to visionary architect, Claude-Nicolas Ledoux

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Ledoux explored visionary architecture based on simple geometry.  Below is one of his famous series of buildings The Royal Saltworks of Arc-Et-Senans, this illustrates how over 250 years ago he created radical work based on marrying rationality and aestheticism.  It has a radius of 185 meters which has five buildings comprising the arc and five others the diameter.  Nine paths cross and converge on the director’s house in the middle.vue_aerienne_medium

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Kick Off of Marsh Walk homes at Kiawah

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A couple of weeks ago was the announcement of the new cottage we have designed in the Marsh Walk area of Ocean Park to the Kiawah Island Real Estate Agents. These will be released for sale in March. They are … Continue reading

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Kendall Residence Progress

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The Guest House is shaping up nicely at the Kendall Residence we designed oceanfront at 22 Flyway Drive.  Moffly Construction is the contractor on this project and John Tarkany is the landscape architect. These Palladian windows by Henselstone frame the … Continue reading

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Happy 507th Birthday to Andrea Palladio

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Andrea Palladio whose 16th century homes were built as country houses for the wealthy Venetians are still being used as homes was born today 507 years ago.   His symmetrical floor plans and classical detailing are still being used in residential architecture.

Here are some photos of his Villa Emo near Treviso Italy that I had the pleasure of visiting this past June.IMG_4153 IMG_4152 IMG_4165 IMG_4164

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Touring the Farnsworth House

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This past week while in Chicago we got the chance to visit the classic modern residential masterpiece by Mies van der Rohe.  It is located in Plano, IL.   Dr. Farnsworth was a physician who did a lot of research wanted a cabin about an hour away from the hospital where she worked in Chicago.   She met Mies at a dinner party and hired him to design the home for her.   The glass house is raised to avoid the floods of the river as well as give the best views of the river from everywhere in the home.

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First view of the Farnsworth House approaching from the visitor's center.

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Honoring Veterans

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frontwithflag.50Christopher Rose Architects would like to thank each one of our veterans and those currently serving our Country for their service.

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Happy Birthday to our client Bettie Dixon

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Happy Birthday to our client Bettie Dixon.  We hope you have a wonderful celebration.  We designed a home for Bettie and her husband Sewell ocean front at 99 Surfsong, on Kiawah Island, SC. We traveled twice to the South of … Continue reading

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