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Proposed House, Coral Gables, Florida, Interior Perspective

A work made of pastel and ink on paper.

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  • A work made of pastel and ink on paper.

Date:

1981

Artist:

Stuart Cohen and Anders Nereim Architects (American, 1979–1985)
Stuart Cohen (American, born 1942)
Anders Nereim (American, born 1947)
Richard Rudman (American, born 20th century)

About this artwork

In the 1970s and 1980s Chicago architect Stuart Cohen was at the forefront of postmodern investigations of the traditional American house. Around 1980 Cohen’s firm was one of several groups asked by architects Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk to design a house reflecting the vernacular architecture of south Florida for a development in Coral Gables. Inspired by the Latin American roots of much domestic architecture of the Miami area, Cohen designed a house with a triangular stone fireplace, timbered ceiling, and drawings that recall watercolor paintings sold in local markets in Mexico. Although never built, this creative exploration of regional architecture and traditional neighborhood planning ultimately drove Duany and Plater- Zyberk’s acclaimed Seaside development and the school of New Urbanism.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Architecture and Design

Artist

Stuart Earl Cohen (Architect)

Title

Proposed House, Coral Gables, Florida, Interior Perspective

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

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1981

Medium

Pastel and ink on paper

Dimensions

25.5 × 38 cm (10 × 15 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Stuart Cohen and Anders Nereim

Reference Number

1982.1033.2

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