In the presence of absence: Cambridge's forgotten masterpiece. The Cornford house by Colin St. John Wilson (1967)
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|Publié dans:||arq: Architectural Research Quarterly, 1996, n. 1, v. 2|
The house is not widely known but has been praised by a distinguished circle since its completion, including Aldo Van Eyck and Christian Norberg-Schulz. It represents a fusion of European revision of modernism as a model of the continuity of ‘The Other Tradition’ with avant-garde American design concepts of the late 1960s. Quite distinct from the work of the New York Five, for example, it is, the author claims, nonetheless related to it through the architect's teaching involvement with the Yale and MIT schools from 1960. Today it remains a significant architectural icon, and following the death of its owners is in need of formal listing and statutory protection.
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