Peter Blake (Architecture, Alumnus)

Pinwheel House, Water Mill, New York, (1955)
IMAGE COURTESY PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS

Best known for his prolific writings, the architect, critic, and former editor in chief of Architectural Forum named his weekend house for its shape and the way its walls could be slid open on steel overhead tracks. Architecture critic Alastair Gordon writes: "The perimeter line between inside and outside, between architecture and landscape, was effectively dissolved . . . Here was Action Architecture realized: a house that could respond to the weather, the views, and the personal moods of its inhabitants."