The only residence built by ludwig mies van der rohe in america farnsworth house 1948 51 exemplifies the central tenet both of the international style be inverting the conventions of traditional architecture and of mies own design philosophy. The farnsworth house an icon of the architecture of the modernist movement is found situated in a natural setting very close to a river with one of its sides facing toward a forest which separates it from the current of the water and another facing a small meadow. General history the farnsworth house was designed and constructed by ludwig mies van der rohe designed by philip johnson 1945 51 the steel and glass house was commissioned by dr edith farnsworth widely recognized as an iconic masterpiece of international style of architecture in september 2008 the house was flooded by rains from the . Farnsworth house today 1994 designed and built from 1946 to 1951 farnsworth house is considered a paradigm of international style architecture in america the houses structure consists of precast concrete floor and roof slabs supported by a carefully crafted steel skeleton frame of beams girders and columns
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