Archive for March 27th, 2011

Mr. Johnson

March 27, 2011

In discussing a current project of ours with a colleague currently working in Malaysia (where you can still get board-formed concrete with a finish good enough to leave unfinished), he suggested our mentor Philip Johnson’s Leonhardt house as a model. Above is a diptych painting of Mr. Johnson’s design, and below is a construction photo of the board-formed concrete. The key to the concrete finish: abundant oil applied to the forms.

I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?
Philip Johnson