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Valone House

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1984–1985, Charles Herbert and Associates. 3605 Southern Hills Dr.
  • Valone House

The module of the square, enlarged here and reduced there, comprises the faces of this dwelling. The entrance facade of the house is treated as a freestanding screen wall in front of which is a lower volume completely clothed in glass brick. The house refers back to the early days of European and American International style Modern and to the design-cultivated complexities and contradictions of Postmodernism of the 1970s and 1980s. An example of this is the thick masonry-like entrance frame, which seems to float out in front of the two-story glass brick entrance of the building.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Valone House", [Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE156.

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