Bloch Residence, Highland Park, Illinois, Model

A work made of cardboard, colored paper, ink, styrofoam.
© Stanley Tigerman

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  • A work made of cardboard, colored paper, ink, styrofoam.

Date:

1982

Artist:

Stanley Tigerman
American, 1930–2019

About this artwork

This residence, designed for a plastic surgeon and an artist, references Le Corbusier’s idea of “architecture as a machine in the garden.” In this expansive site for the 7,000-square-foot residence, the foliage is cleaved to create a symmetrical procession to the house. Tigerman’s drawing The Villa in the Poche (on view to the right) depicts this plan along with the architectural lineage of several other residential projects. In one sketch of the house, Tigerman’s focus on the procession is highlighted by the pathway, which, similar to the pathway in the model, divides the middle of the page. The sketches also illustrate Tigerman’s design process, in which cubelike gridded blocks develop the massing and formal language of the residence.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Stanley Tigerman (Architect)

Title

Bloch Residence, Highland Park, Illinois, Model

Origin

United States

Date

1982

Medium

Cardboard, colored paper, ink, styrofoam

Dimensions

37 x 67 x 104 cm (14 3/8 x 26 1/4 x 41 in.); height reflects storage vitrine; model height is 5 in.

Credit Line

Gift of Stanley Tigerman

Reference Number

2012.629

Copyright

© Stanley Tigerman

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