AD Round Up: Iconic Houses in America

© Robert Ruschak – Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Five great architects, five great houses. This 4th of July, take a look at five of the most iconic houses in the USA. The main image is of a house that redefined the relationship between man, architecture and nature — ’s Fallingwater House. If you’re searching for the meaning of less is more, you must check out the Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House or The Glass House by Philip Johnson. You should also check out one of the first built examples of Postmodern architecture, The Vanna Venturi House by . Finally, revisit Frank Gehry’s Norton House, known for its eccentric form and eclectic materiality. Which one is your favorite?

Cite: Hernandez, Diego. "AD Round Up: Iconic Houses in America" 04 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 02 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=398347>
  • Edgkova

    Fallingwater, love it :)

  • Watchmen

    Iconic Houses in America
    America = USA

    OMG

  • Seth Callander

    I have been to Fallingwater several times. I am always astonished at how the experience of this house, and its relationship to the environment unfolds in so many surprising ways. I think it is the finest house on the planet, a poem, a symphony in around 2500 square feet, without peer.

  • viatgesmbcartabo

    The Farnsworth House, sure! We travel from Barcelona to Chicago only for visit it!

  • lou reed

    When you pit two modern masterpieces against three post-modern
    also-rans, it should be clear who is going to win, and who is getting spanked. You’ll find little love for the Gehry and Venturi houses, and Philly J tried to steal LMVDR’S thunder, and to add a bit of whimsy to boot. It didn’t work.

  • RoBlas

    América countries:

    Argentina
    Bahamas
    Barbados
    Belice
    Bolivia
    Brasil
    Canadá
    Chile
    Colombia
    Costa Rica
    Cuba
    Dominica
    Ecuador
    El Salvador
    Estados Unidos
    Granada
    Guatemala
    Guyana
    Haití
    Honduras
    Jamaica
    México
    Nicaragua
    Panamá
    Paraguay
    Perú
    República Dominicana
    San Cristóbal y Nieves
    San Vicente y las Granadinas
    Santa Lucía
    Surinam
    Trinidad y Tobago
    Uruguay
    Venezuela

  • RoBlas

    United States is in america but america is not united states

    • stevenholl

      nitpicker!

      • Seth Callander

        Word!