Rodolfo Machado, Jorge Silvetti. Fountain House, project, Section A-A. 1975

Rodolfo Machado, Jorge Silvetti Fountain House, project, Section A-A 1975

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Fountain House had no client or site, although it was designed with an artist couple in mind and possibly situated in southern California. Conceived as a commentary on the programmatic, functionalist, and rationalist concerns of modernism, it stresses instead the artistic and creative nature of architecture. The form begins with an image or a fiction; in this case, the section recalls a fountain and the plan a face. The architecture is meant to transform the real environment into a space that approaches the imaginary, a place where beauty is primary.

Publication excerpt from an essay by Bevin Cline and Tina di Carlo, in Terence Riley, ed., The Changing of the Avant-Garde: Visionary Architectural Drawings from the Howard Gilman Collection, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2002, p. 140.
Ink, self-adhesive lettering, and graphite on frosted polymer sheet
24 x 36" (61 x 91.4 cm)
Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation
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© 2022 Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti
Architecture and Design

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