Farnsworth House – Inspirational Trek

Farnsworth House

Designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1945
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The Farnsworth House, designed and built in the International Style by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Dr. Edith Farnsworth from 1949-1951, is one of the world’s most widely-recognized and studied structures constructed in the 20th century. As one of the pinnacle works of Mies van der Rohe’s style and philosophy, it remains an international pilgrimage site for thousands of architecture students and professionals annually.

The Farnsworth House is a National Historic Landmark, and is currently held as a Historic Site by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


We only needed to travel 60 miles from our Chicago studio to receive a lesson in modernist minimalist design and architecture.

The Farnsworth House.

One cannot help but be inspired by this floating pristine glass box on a wooded river bank.