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Farnsworth House Headlines Second Life.com
November 20, 2007, 6:32 pm
Filed under: farnsworth house, maximilian milosz

Congrats to Maximilian Milosz – his faithful replication of the Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe shows up on Second Life’s home page!  It doesn’t come up every time – you might have to hit refresh a few times to cycle to it.  http://www.secondlife.com

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Update: Designer Dingson’s Installation of the Farnsworth House

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Designer Dingson has completed his installation of the Farnsworth House on Architecture Island in Second Life.

Designer Dingson: “I worked with Troi Timtam on the landscaping (who was wonderful), she chose to use the tall thin white barked trees so as to echo the strong verticals on the house.

The upper gardens feature a small apple orchard and the viewing platform from which you get a clear look out to sea and a great view of the house.

Planting was briefed to create a relaxed and peaceful environment, butterflies and sounds are incorporated. The viewing platform in the upper gardens was designed to echo the farnsworth, when seen from above it is very similar in form (the descent hole mirroring the chimney on the farnsworth, the steps echo the steps on the farnsworth) I designed the viewing platform to create an unfolding view as you move along it, the roses overhead emphasise a feeling of enclosure but as you move towards the viewing point the enclosure opens and you emerge to enjoy the view – I kept a little bit still hidden by the purple tree which helps to create a sense of intrigue.”

Nice work Designer! Thanks!

Check out the build HERE.

Update (2007-04-12): Designer has provided some updated images that can be viewed HERE.