Designed by Eero Saarinen 1953, Miller House “expands upon an architectural tradition developed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe—epitomizing the international Modernist aesthetic—with an open and flowing layout, flat roof and stone and glass walls.” With interiors by Alexander Girard and gardens by Dan Kiley, the house is a showcase of 20th century design.
Now run by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the newly-restored house opened to the public on May 10th. Design Arts Society, Indiana Landmarks, and Indiana ASLA will host a Miller House symposium and tour on Friday, May 20. Learn more.
Why Columbus? Diesel engine manufacturer, Irwin Miller, led an effort to modernize his hometown after WWII. The result is more than 70 buildings and public art works by modernist powerhouses including Saarinen, I. M. Pei, Cesar Pelli, Robert Venturi, Richard Meier, John Carl Warnecke and Harry Weese.› Read more