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Eliat House Project, Potsdam-Nedlitz, Germany, Perspective

The Eliat House drew upon ideas Mies developed in his celebrated Concrete Country House project of 1924, which explored the potential of reinforced concrete construction and incorporated the long, horizontal ribbon windows and flat roofs that would become trademarks of the emerging modernist style. The Eliat House's centrifugal configuration contains clustered rooms that extend into the landscape like spokes; this arrangement of architectural volumes in relation to generous outside spaces gives the complex a stately presence.

This colorful drawing privileges the natural landscape, showing greenery cascading down the exterior walls of the house. The influence of Japanese art principles on the l...

Pastel on paper
31.1 x 61.6cm
Image © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Text © MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York

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