Unlike the other buildings, this flat-roof, three-story building features a façade that is comprised of more glass than brick.
Another innovative feature of the building is the fully glazed exterior corners, which are free of structural elements.
A large solid block houses the main entrance. The solidity of this volume contrasts with the lightness of the facade.
The Gropius House was the residence of Walter Gropius and his family during his occupation at Harvard University.
The house is a hybrid of traditional New England aesthetic and the modernist teachings of the Bauhaus.
Walter Gropius is a German-American architect and founder of the Bauhaus School. Gropius was one of the pioneering masters of modernist architecture.
He supported the idea that buildings and everyday objects must be simple and functional and wanted to make beautiful living affordable for everyone.