Binuclear House

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Binuclear House

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In October of 1945, Breuer designed a binuclear house for Miami, FL. A long, rectangular wing contained the living and dining rooms at one end and the kitchen, studies and utility room at the other. Breuer took advantage of the climate to provide extensive outdoor spaces. The western façade of the living wing possessed a covered, poolside porch, whose roof was supported by pilotis, and exterior stairs led to a roof deck. The bedrooms were situated above the garage in a smaller, square volume connected to the living wing by a stone and glass entrance shaded by a pergola. Breuer would use this design as the basis for the Lawnhurst House (1947), which also remained unrealized.