Designtel - Lincoln House, Mary Otis Stevens and Thomas McNulty

Lincoln House [1965]

Mary Otis Stevens and Thomas McNulty

Imagery: Julius Shulman

Built in the same Boston suburb as a once-derided house of the same name by Walter Gropius, the Lincoln House by Mary Otis Stevens and Thomas McNulty was an exceptional experiment in residential off-form concrete design. Stevens, who had for a brief time worked under Gropius also crossed paths with Buckminster Fuller, Eero Saarinen and Alvar Aalto whilst studying at MIT which led to her collaboration with (and later marriage to) faculty member McNulty. Their design was drafted to champion movement and served as a kind of anti-house: containing no internal doors, limited window openings and a striking curvilinear geometry that ran through. Demolished 1999.

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