Mies Van Der Rohe’s 1951 Farnsworth House Architectural Masterpiece Gets Brilliantly Lightmapped

by • December 12, 2014 • ArchitectureComments (0)3726

Mies van der Rohe forever changed the course of architecture in the 20th century.  Now one of his most groundbreaking achievements is being cast in a whole new light — quite literally.  The creative wizards at Chicago-based art and design collaborative Luftwerk were inspired to see what would happen when van der Rohe’s 1951 masterpiece, The Farnsworth House (about an hour drive southwest of Chicago), was given a custom-designed lightmapping treatment.  The results are truly stunning, and the Luftwerk team write: “[We celebrate] the structural minimalism and transparency of the Farnsworth House. Once illuminated the planes of the architecture will appear to float in darkness with projected light travelling through the glass walls, creating a myriad of reflections. INsite brings a heightened awareness of the house’s innate characteristics; it dissolves the structure and distills it into an experience of light and space.”  For more great stories from the world of lightmapping be sure to visit Lightmapping on FEELguide.  (Source: The Creators Project).



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