LATELY — 31 December 2008

The Home, According to the V&A


The V&A states the obvious:

Homes: The home is the most common form of build­ing in the world. Whether housing a large family or just one person, all homes are arranged around do­mes­tic rou­tines and activities. Local tra­di­tions affect the ways in which private and public rooms are designed. The size and in­di­vid­u­al­ity of our homes may also say some­thing about our social standing.

The V&A’s Ar­chi­tec­ture section isn’t that great, but the en­trance does feature an ex­tra­or­di­nary isometric drawing of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Would love to get a print of this!

Re­gard­ing houses, one of my favourites is Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House.