They are architecture's most famous father-son duo: Eero, the younger Saarinen, designer of the TWA Terminal Building at Kennedy Airport, and his father Eliel, celebrated for the Art Nouveau railway station in Helsinki. Lesser known, but no less impressive, are their houses, which display a belief in architecture as a total work of art. Presenting 17 remarkable houses built over a span of six decades, the masterpieces here include Eliel's early 20th-century Villa Pulkanranta—an eclectic mix of local Finnish design traditions and international influences—and Eero's Miller House, one of the most significant examples of modern domestic architecture in the United States. Each project features original drawings and archival photos, as well as new interior and exterior shots.
Author: Jari & Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen.