Paul Nelson, a modernist American architect and renowned Francophile, imbued his work with a "quality of mechanical lyricism," as described by British architect Kenneth Frampton. His cagey design for a suspended steel house featured upper rooms that hung from the ceiling and connected by ramps. The structure itself was supported by U-shape tubular steel arches, and although you can't see it in this black-and-white photo, the steel mesh was covered in diamond-shaped glass panes that were opaque from the outside. The kitchen, laundry, and other service rooms (we'll assume that means a garage), were located on the ground floor, while the bath and bedrooms were at the top. The study, living room and recreation facilities could be found in the middle.
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