Philadelphia’s Robert Venturi built a Chestnut Hill home for his mother in the ’60s. In April, WTTW Chicago was at the Vanna Venturi House to include it as a part of its upcoming documentary 10 Buildings That Changed America. The house sparked quite a controversy when it was built because Venturi’s design consciously ignored many of the architectural norms of the time. Other buildings that made the documentary’s list include L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall and Thomas Jefferson’s 1788 Virginia State Capitol. [Newsworks]
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