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Gropius House

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in New England, United States.

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Architect of the Bauhaus, and founder of the subsequent architectural movement, Walter Gropius was a celebrated German influence on American architecture. This house was his first project in America, choosing to combine traditional New England elements with his own innovation with materials. He chose as the site a rise overlooking an apple orchard and fields. The living spaces extend outdoors, with maximum ventilation and passive solar heating. Using the Bauhaus design approach, the house utilizes standard materials and products. The result is a regionally inspired house, ‘organic architecture’ as Wright would call it, that employs the philosophy and goals of the modern movement.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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