With mid-terms completed, a few of us just awake enough managed to make plans to visit the Farnsworth house, by Mies van der Rohe of course. It’s a great thing we successfully did so, because in the small town of Plano, Illinois, there is a truly magnificent glassy master piece sitting along side the river.
We were fortunate enough to have the tour given by Professor Louis Rocah, who studied under Mies van der Rohe for the majority of his graduate studies. As he told us stories about Mies and demonstrated the comfort of the custom designed furniture, it was sure that everyone felt this space to be more magical than expected.
This is not a post about the building, but rather a reminder that you must pay your visit to the Farnsworth House. If you have not yet done so, I highly suggest you do it before fall comes to an end. The bare trees further open the space and connect the house to fit in nature as it was intended by Mies himself. Go!