Category Archive: Analiz Ochoa

Farnsworth House Addition

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After I analyzed the Farnsworth House, I decided to study the concept of how the repetition of a simple  frame can form a more complex structure. While working with the frames I realized… Continue reading

Sketch Models 1 and 2

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The Farnsworth House is located at the shore of Fox River, in Chicago Illinois. Due to the heavy rainy seasons, the house has been inundated about six times since it was constructed (1951).… Continue reading

Phase IIB

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For this week I have been working with my conceptual models to create a joint detail. My first conceptual model was a structure made up of a series of repetitive frames, with connections… Continue reading

Phase II

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From my previous explorations on the Farnswoth House, I discovered that the structure of the house is composed by the repetition of one simple frame. To investigate this concept, I decided to make… Continue reading

Reflection on the “The Eyes of the Skin”

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Technology has driven us towards an era were screens dominate our daily lives. Now a day, we spend most of our day in front of some sort of screen (television, computer, i-pod, i-pad,… Continue reading

Midterm Critique

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Ludwing Mies Van der Rohe was a German architect who was born on 1886. In 1938 Mies moves to Chicago where a couple of years later he meets Dr. Edith Farnsworth. She owned… Continue reading

What inspired the Farnsworth House?

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The initial inspiration of the Farnsworth House is the nature that surrounds it. Since the first time Mies van der Rohe visited the site, he knew he wanted to build a place where… Continue reading

Conceptual Photos

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For the conceptual part of my investigations I have found a Pavilion that can communicate the characteristics of the Farnsworth House. This pavilion is composed of two horizontal slabs and 6 stone columns.… Continue reading

Formal and Program Analysis

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For the second part of the week I try to find the proportional pattern that made the Farnsworth House so harmoniously perfect. At first I thought that Mies van der Rohe, as his… Continue reading

Corner exploration

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      For the first part of this past week, I  studied the construction of one of the corners of the Farnsworth House. I decided to work with one of the corners… Continue reading

Theme Exploration

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The Farnsworth House is the epitome of Mies van de Rohe’s believe that, “Less is more”. The overall composition of the structure is a floor a, a ceiling, four glass walls, a door,… Continue reading

Case Studies 3

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Patkau Architects, Linear House (left) Saltspring Island, British Columbia, Canada, 2011. Sources: Ferrari, M. (2012). Linear house – British Columbia, Canada: Patkau architects. Monocromo antinaturalismo./Places to inhabit. Casabella, (815-816), 98-105, 160.  Governor general’s… Continue reading