Michael Graves designed the Hanselmann House for high school classmates who built it themselves.
Inspired by the geometric architecture of Le Corbusier, Michael Graves designed the Hanselmann House for high school classmates who built it themselves. The composition is a double cube, a solid one containing the living quarters and an implied volume introduced by a frame at the entrance to the exterior stairs and elevated walkway, which was never built.
Art and Architecture and Landscape
Michael painted a mural the full width of the living room wall, instigating a lifelong association of art and architecture. The mural imagined an abstract landscape beyond the back wall, introducing the idea that architecture and landscape could share a reciprocal relationship, a theme that resonated through much of his later work.