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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 05, 2012 01:01 AM
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by Jennifer Gerrits last modified Mar 04, 2012

by Jennifer Gerrits One of famed architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s most iconic works, the Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois, suffered damage in 2008 from the remnants of Hurricane Ike. The rainstorm caused nearby Fox River to spill its banks and flood the modern masterpiece. In their new “Barnsworth” project, several architecture students from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) aim to build a separate exhibition structure to safely house the residence's historic pieces of furniture, which might meet their demise if another flood occurs. To fund the project, the IIT students are taking it to the public via Kickstarter, aiming to raise $10,000 by March 11th, 2012.




 

 

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by Jennifer Gerrits

One of famed architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s most iconic works, the Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois, suffered damage in 2008 from the remnants of Hurricane Ike. The rainstorm caused nearby Fox River to spill its banks and flood the modern masterpiece. In their new “Barnsworth” project, several architecture students from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) aim to build a separate exhibition structure to safely house the residence's historic pieces of furniture, which might meet their demise if another flood occurs. To fund the project, the IIT students are taking it to the public via Kickstarter, aiming to raise $10,000 by March 11th, 2012.



 

 

 
 
 

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