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NYT interactive feature looks inside Lafayette Park's Mies townhomes

All of famed architect' Mies van der Rohe's modernist Lafayette Park homes look alike -- from the outside. Dutch photographer Corine Vermeulen, who now calls Detroit home, photographed nine Lafayette Park families inside their identically-designed townhouses. With audio interviews and photographs, this interactive article in the New York Times shows how differently these families interpret Mies' design.

Excerpt:

Then again, Detroit has an abundance of beautiful housing options: one can live in a huge Victorian mansion, a beautiful arts and crafts house or a cavernous loft-conversion space in a former factory. Living in a townhouse built by a renowned architect isn't as noteworthy as one might think. At the same time, such nonchalance is a mark of success: the homes are great because they work, not because they come affixed with a famous name.

Interact with the piece here.


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