In a move sure to make every last starchitect involved sigh in dismay from the great beyond, Syracuse School of Architecture student Victoria Lee has mashed up a series of "hybrid monsters" built from fragments of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye, Mies Van Der Rohe's Farnsworth House, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, and Palladio's Villa Rotunda. While such architecturally-minded, Frankenstein-esque splicing and dicing has indeed been done before, Lee's work takes the bizarre art form a step farther by rendering the hybrids with careful precision in landscapes foreign to any of the original buildings.
This sleek, all-white Farnsavoye estate, for example, sits alone in a field, nearly untraceable from any of its origins, but, actually, pretty darn cool as its own. Architizer has another (much less successful) mashed-up building, plus an in-depth diagram of Farnsavoye, right this way.
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