Modernism And The Midwestern Landscape

An ambitious plan for 120 modernist houses at Mayo Woodlands in Rochester, Minnesota seeks to conserve land and honor the agricultural heritage of the property.
August 17, 2004, 8am PDT | Deborah Myerson
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Fields, grasslands, and forest are at home among the modernist houses being developed along the Zumbro River at the Mayo Woodlands. The development, with a design that is equal parts building and landscape, won an award last year for progressive architecture from Architecture magazine. But the planned houses---glass and metal minimalist boxes with flat roofs and detached garages---are receiving a tepid response from the local community.

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Published on Thursday, August 12, 2004 in The New York Times
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