Abrams House

Submitted by Yin on Sat, 11/10/2012 - 18:17
Architect Name: 
Venturi, Scott Brown
Date(s): 
1979-1982
Neighborhood: 
East - Squirrel Hill

Location

Woodland Rd.
United States
40° 26' 43.5408" N, 79° 55' 18.7644" W

This is a small house for a compact, sloping, wooded site that you come upon suddenly and don’t ever see from a distance. It’s a small building whose explicit surface ornament helps to give it a big scale, making of it a house and a pavilion.  At the time, its ornamental elements and expressionistic form were considered unusual.
REF: Tannler (2005) p.11; VenturiScottBrown.org 

Abrams House
Abrams House
Abrams House
Abrams House
Abrams House

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