This house is the most direct reference of koolhaas to the work of mies van der rohe. although at first sight it has an immediate resemblance to the farnsworth house it is only on a superficial level; the logic of construction is very different. the organizational principles of the farnsworth house unify all the elements of construction in one way; while the house in the forest is a montage of fragments; there is no unifying order. in the motivation of the architect there may also be some reference to the villatugendhat; although this also agglutinated the assembly.