Modern architecture & nostalgia
When a Massachusetts couple wanted to add a greenhouse to their property, they did what most people would do: They picked up a catalog. But after reviewing classic gable design after gable design, it became clear that the cottage look was not what they were envisioning. The site is secluded, barely visible from the main house, and the couple wanted to create a modern but unobtrusive space for entertaining, gardening and gathering. They hired architect Colin Flavin to design a structure that would suit the aesthetic they were after — something fresh and modern. His first step? Looking back 60 years or so for inspiration.
It's worth noting that Phillip Johnson's Glass House is 65 years old and Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavillion is now 85 years old.