We do not celebrate enough the role of mothers in design. On the eve of Mother’s Day in many countries, let us remember one thing about architecture: a commission from one’s mother is how some of the most notable careers in architecture began.
There is an adage in architecture that one should never work for one’s family: the emotional risks are too high, the working relationship too volatile, too many things too likely to go wrong, and blood and money do not mix. However, this warning seems to have fallen on deaf ears again and again throughout history: building a house for one’s parents was the first serious project executed by many architects that would go on to achieve stardom. In particular, mothers have historically been the most notable early clients: ready to accept risks, embrace innovation, even champion brave new styles. In architectural history books, mothers are over-represented. They supported their sons (unfortunately, almost always sons) by letting them articulate their ideas into statements of brick and mortar.
Here are some of the most notable homes designed for moms around the globe. Happy Mother’s Day!
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