Panch Mahal at Fatehpur Sikri In India was built in the sixteenth century by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is the earliest known example of a multistory frame structure akin to Le Corbusier’s Maison Dom-Ino designed in 1914–1915. Architect Le Corbusier is known as the father of modern architecture, however, Panch Mahal offered a glimpse of modern architecture before its time.
New Canaan CT has a rich history of mid-century modern architecture. The River Building at Grace Farms adds to this history with its contextually modern architecture. By incorporating transparency and connectivity, the serpentine building is responsive to the mission of Grace Farms while retaining its modern roots.