Designed by Eero Saarinen, Miller House, Indianapolis Museum of Art is located in United States. Located in Columbus Indiana, the house has remained a private enclave for most of its existence. But thanks to the Miller family’s generous gift of the house to the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), which restored it to its original glory, this private oasis is sure to become a national treasure. The house, with interiors designed by Alexander Girard and gardens designed by Dan Kiley, opens to the public on 10th May.
Formally the house draws obvious comparison to Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, which indeed inspired it – a pavilion in a landscape exquisitely detailed and mathematically ordered to the nth degree. But unlike the cool restraint of the Farnsworth House, the Miller House has been warmed considerably with interiors designed by Girard and further enlivened with a couple of architectural innovations, like a sunken conversation pit, which subsequently found its way into house designs by others (most notably in Paul Rudolph’s work) before becoming cliché.