Giovannitti House

Submitted by Yin on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 16:36
Alternate Names: 
Frank A. Giovannitti House
Architect Name: 
Meier, Richard
Date(s): 
1979-1983
Neighborhood: 
East - Squirrel Hill

Location

118 Woodland Rd.
United States
40° 26' 43.188" N, 79° 55' 19.1676" W

The Giovannitti House, an important work built in the 1970's, started a new design approach that would influence many of Meier's successive works. The style of the building is Neo-International, Cubist- with white stucco and porcelain- clad steel panels on the surface. The sense of space and direction of the building are combined with the double exterior and interior volume of empty interiors, verifying the concept of self-sufficient systems and abandoning the one-dimensionality set by the precedent projects. This is a small shelter for two people, immersed in a green area, where the quest for privacy became a functional necessity. That privacy is to be recurring throughout the filled spaces.
 
REF: Donnelly (2010) p.117-118; Tannler (2005) p.12; Toker (2009) p.303-304; wikiarquitectura

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