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Automobile House, 1931

During the 30´s Mies Van Der Rohe designed a series of houses with courtyards. 

These are designs with a minimal domestic program, enclosed within four brick walls, with vast courtyards and free plans. But out of all the configurations, there is one which is peculiar: the so called "Automobile House"

This piece of architecture has those characteristics as well, but has something else to it: The automobile, whose movement seems to define the space.

The house presents itself as a fortress enclosed within four walls, doing everything to keep its secrets. But as soon as the user enters the house, it opens up and shows its true character, and the enclosed walls turn into a space with unparalleled fluidity and fredoom.

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