Farnsworth's House FreeCAD model

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Farnsworth's House FreeCAD model

Post by bitacovir » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:52 am

The idea is to model with the FreeCAD 0.19 Arch Workbench the famous Farnsworth' House designed by Mies van der Rohe. (1946 - 1951)
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/gsapp/BT/GAT ... nswth.html
https://www.loc.gov/resource/hhh.il0323.sheet/?sp=1
I am only using technical documentation from open access sources. I noticed that is very difficult to find accurate information freely opened. That is the reason to recreate this house, making a file with valuable details accessible to everyone.
The goal is to model the house totally with FreeCAD, using the tools from Arch Workbench and to get a model as accurate as possible (steel components, connectors, etc).
These images of this post show the current development level of the model. Only the structure. The next post will show the finish result.
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OS: Windows 10 (10.0)
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.19.19093 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: master
Hash: 9e4710d679d44613a1ae4264b86ef9f6d12f4e5a
Python version: 3.6.8
Qt version: 5.12.1
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: English/United States (en_US)
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Re: Farnsworth's House FreeCAD model

Post by paullee » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:28 am

:D Good to have more people modeling Famous Buildings

Can't wait to see the complete model.

Maybe professionals from other disciplines (Arch, Structurual, MEP / Building Services etc.) can collaborate on Github ? or a BimServer ?
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Re: Farnsworth's House FreeCAD model

Post by Joel_graff » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:46 pm

That's a little over an hour from where I live, just east of one of one of my favorite towns because of it's name: Sandwich, Illinois. :)

Admittedly, I had always thought this was a Frank Lloyd Wright structure - "prairie style" and all. Both architects have a pretty big presence in this area...

Anyway, the Wikipedia article is an interesting read - apparently there's a film coming out about it.
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Re: Farnsworth's House FreeCAD model

Post by Kunda1 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:00 pm

bitacovir wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:52 am
I am only using technical documentation from open access sources. I noticed that is very difficult to find accurate information freely opened. That is the reason to recreate this house, making a file with valuable details accessible to everyone.
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I love this
bitacovir wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:52 am
The goal is to model the house totally with FreeCAD, using the tools from Arch Workbench and to get a model as accurate as possible (steel components, connectors, etc).
These images of this post show the current development level of the model. Only the structure. The next post will show the finish result.
You can start a series: Famous structures Open Sourced through FreeCAD 8-)
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