He built some cluttered things. Many of his worst buildings are made of concrete, because he was trying to exploit its form-making potential in a structural way that was ahead of the construction technology that was needed in order to pull it off with a gracefulness we might expect today. In the case of this house, he's using precast concrete window mullions to support the living room's roof so that he could get away with not using an internal support column in the living space. This affords us the unobstructed view of the exterior windows, but again, the poor quality concrete required those mullions to be so thick that you actually get less light and less exterior views than if he had accepted the column and went with thinner mullions made of wood with larger glass panes. It comes across as chunky and unrefined. The checker pattern of opening windows he's using is also annoying, but for some reason I suspect that's not original, because it doesn't match the pattern of the ceiling lighting.
If you look at the house as an object of design, it's extremely impressive, so you can take satisfaction in all the geometry he's using, but it falls short for reasons of livibility. This often happens with Richard Meier as well, whose ability to control the design of complex geometry in his buildings is incredible, even if some of his spaces that result are just kind of meh and white.
Edited by StephenHero - 6/17/13 at 11:06am