Stella and Bill Copley Residence, 'Butterfly House,' Washington, Connecticut, Model

Date:

1982

Artist:

Stanley Tigerman
American, 1930–2019

About this artwork

Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman has long engaged with the domestic form, from postmodern houses based on concepts of rupture, humor, and allusion to work on multifamily and low-income housing. His designs for houses in the 1970s employed simple modern structures coupled with playful, representational elements, like rippling false front of the House with a Pompadour, that refers to the client’s distinctive hairstyle. Tigerman’s work in the 1980s and 1990s became more complex and socially invested, as seen in works like the Copley Residence or “Butterfly House,” whose split form was designed to create public and private spaces; or the Momochi Housing Project in Japan, which embraces the grid’s connection to traditional Japanese architecture, scaffolding, and other nonhierarchical forms.

On View

Architecture and Design, Gallery 285

Artist

Stanley Tigerman

Title

Stella and Bill Copley Residence, 'Butterfly House,' Washington, Connecticut, Model

Origin

United States

Date

1982

Medium

Cardboard, colored paper, ink

Dimensions

21 × 30 × 29 cm (8.25 × 11.75 × 11.5 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Stanley Tigerman

Reference Number

2012.627

Copyright

© Stanley Tigerman

Extended information about this artwork

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