Gropius House, Lincoln MA
Walter Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the
Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the 20th
century. He designed this house as his family home in 1937, when he
came to teach at Harvard's Graduate School of Design.
Modest in scale, the house was revolutionary in impact. It
combined the traditional elements of New England architecture -- wood,
brick, and fieldstone -- with innovative materials rarely used in
domestic settings at that time -- glass block, acoustical plaster, and
chrome banisters, along with the latest technology in fixtures.
Photo 71, Aug 2006