Friday, 12 March 2010

Project 1 : Venna Venturi - Mother's House

Location: Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Function: Private house

The house Robert Venturi build for his mother, set at the end of a lane extending Sunriselane. This building recognizes complexities and contradictions: it is both complex and simple, open and closed, big and little; some of its elements are good on one level and bad on another; its order accommodates the generic elements of the house in general, and the circumstantial elements of a house in particular. It achieves the difficult unity of a medium number of diverse parts rather than the easy unity of few or many motival parts.