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October 28, 1989 - Image 56

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-10-28

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ARTICULATE ARCHITECT

Continued from Page 42

In his homes, every room takes
advantage of sunlight. Ideally, the liv-
ing room and dining area would take
advantage of the afternoon light. On
the other hand, the kitchen would
receive the morning light. The kitchen
would also face the entrance of the
home, so the owners could monitor
visitors.
"I like to have a strong and dramatic
sense of arrival," he notes. From the
moment the owner or visitor enters the
driveway, Stern makes a statement with
the exterior. Upon opening the door,
one may find a large vestibule and a
dramatic staircase, with light coming in
from above. Another common element
is the porch, to allow a passageway
from the interior to the garden.
"I like rooms with strong definitions
and clear shapes that have little sur-

Robert Stern's designs span
the corporate, private and
public world.

like a corner entrance or a
prises
gallery," he says. Stern designs spa-
cious, well-lighted rooms for entertain-
ing, but not rooms that artificially flow
into one another. The windows and
walls have definitions.
Stern melds the past and present
with pillars, porches, roof gables, Palla-
dian windows and neoclassical ac-
cents inspired by ancient Greece and
Rome. For a Woodlynne home, Stern
included a fireplace with Grecian trim.
Labeled a post-modernist architect,
Stern views post-modernism as a con-
dition or an era at the end of the cen-
tury. He says that post-modernists do
not ignore the modern movement, but
incorporate it into other past
movements.
"Whether the architects or design-
ers look to the deep past or back to
the modernism of the 1920s, they are
all exhibiting a post-modernism ten-
dency," says Stern.
Stern is articulate when it comes to
architecture. He has the unique ability
to be erudite and elemental, and relate
to students, clients and reporters. Look-
ing around a $1 million Sternian home
in Bingham Farms, he expresses his
elemental side, saying his hope is that
the clients will enter through the door
and exclaim, "My God, Gladys, we
have arrived!"
So has Robert Stern.

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