014 – Farnsworth House, Telling the whole story

014 – Farnsworth House, Telling the whole story

Dive into the world of Midcentury Modern architecture with the first episode of our two-part series, exploring the iconic Dr. Edith Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe. This episode unravels the complex story behind the creation of this architectural masterpiece, from Mies’s dramatic departure from Nazi Germany, leaving behind his family, to the protracted design and construction process that eventually led to a notorious lawsuit and rumors of a romantic entanglement with Dr. Farnsworth—rumors that bear no resemblance to the truth.

Boston Government Service Center

Boston Government Service Center

I rewatched the Departed and the Boston Government Service Center prominently featured as a set piece. It was designed by enigmatic Mid Century Modernist Paul Rudolph as part of a larger urban renewal of the civic center area. It’s both amazing, and pretty terrifying piece of work. It’s also been fairly empty for some time,…