Modernist Mash-Up | Victoria Lee | Via
There are certain sacred cows in architecture that need to be slaughtered. Or at least made into delicious sandwiches. That is what Syracuse School of Architecture student Victoria Lee whipped up in her undergraduate thesis, Making by Taking: An Investigation of Architectural Appropriation.
Lee, under the tutelage of her project advisor, Assistant Professor Kyle Miller, took four iconic houses from architectural history and mashed them together, creating hybrid monsters with the pieces of each.
Taking cues from our culture of borrowing and simulating, where everything is copied, pasted, and rehashed, Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye, Mies’ Farnsworth house, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, and Palladio’s Villa Rotunda were closely analyzed, diagrammed, and removed from their cultural context.