robert moses in the round

October 15, 2011 — 2 Comments

In Long Island, New York, “an exercise in how to fit circles together” –

Designed by architect Wallace K. Harrison in the 1930s, the Harrison Estate served as a laboratory for Harrison’s architectural ideas. “The home’s signature element, the circle, is found in the forms of the living room, small former dining room, pool, and even concrete pavers used for walkways . . . . Amongst the many artists and friends whom enjoyed the house were Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Mary Callery, Robert Moses, and Le Corbusier.”

“He builds landmarks,” Time Magazine said of Harrison in 1952.

His Long Island house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.


2 responses to robert moses in the round

    Livon Diramerian May 7, 2012 at 2:56 am

    The round form should be used to all spaces of the house to get the real effect of round form.

    Livon Diramerian December 9, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Hi, if you design using circles, ellipses,or curvilinear forms you will achieve the following: structural strength, economy, aesthetic views inside & outside, spaciousness, sunlight, ventilation, conservation of energy, continuity, physical & psychological comfort, & harmony with the environment.

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