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Must-Know Modern Homes: Villa Mairea
Experimenting led to rich rewards in this Finnish architectural masterpiece by modernist Alvar Aalto
"Finnish architectural masterpiece by modernist Alvar Aalto... modern architecture that found inspiration in history and the Finnish landscape.... While Villa Mairea is not the first project Aalto designed in this vein, it is the... residential architecture. Its qualities are not immediately apparent, since the design... ideology. Villa Mairea at a Glance Year built: 1939 Architect: Alvar Aalto Location:... modern architecture, so I am being educated...and I appreciate it! i like your ideabook..."
Must-Know Modern Home: Villa Savoye
See the Parisian home that includes all of Le Corbusier's famous Five Points and has influenced generations of architects
"a New Architecture through articles in the journal L'Esprit Nouveau and a series... of the Villa Savoye outside Paris, which is considered one of the most important buildings... home. Villa Savoye at a Glance Year built: 1931 Architects: Le Corbusier and Pierre... "modern" architecture. Thanks for that, John! Now, if you'd tackle Charles Rennie... into an architectural icon. Thanks, John. John excellent collection had not seen pictures..."
Must-Know Modern Homes: Mies van der Rohe's Villa Tugendhat
Visit a 1930 masterpiece of modern design in the Czech Republic, newly restored and open to the public
"designed Villa Tugendhat in 1930 for the wealthy couple Fritz and Grete Tugendhat.... restored the villa in the 1980s. In 2001 the house was named a Unesco World Heritage site... restoration. Villa Tugendhat at a Glance Year built: 1930 Architect: Ludwig Mies van der... outfitted the villa with Poulsen's lamps (which are from the mid 1920s - isn't that amazing... fans of Villa Tugendhat, here's an interesting video in English: http://www.youtube..."
Houzz Tour: Cycladic Villa in Mykonos, Greece
Breathtaking bay views, endless blue skies and a relaxed, open atmosphere welcome visitors to this serene Greek retreat
""Our villa, Anassa, is a labor of love. I worked with bricklayers, stonemasons and... of the villa, means "deep, restful breath" or "sigh" in Greek.... of the villa as well. I can hardly breathe, this place is so utterly perfect and... for the villa. The flooring "has an antique finish and was laid in a traditional Byzantine... so the villa is often filled with people. "Our dining table was custom built to our... for the villa's seven bedrooms. Elleni purchased the two handmade brass sinks (above)..."
Rounded Forms Smooth Modern Architecture’s Edges
"residential architecture. But in many cases, it takes just one flowing line or ingenious... rounded architectural elements. Could you bend it like Beckham, too?... through architectural space with the practice of acupuncture. Stagnation in health... brick villa. Strong shapes and clear lines combine in this renovated Edwardian cottage... historic villa. They are united through their shared characteristic — rounded corners..."
My Houzz: City and Country Cross Paths in a Dutch Villa
It backs onto a lushly planted waterway and even has a pool, but this Netherlands home never loses sight of its capital skyline
Iconic Architecture: 10 Must-Know Modern Homes
These masterpieces of modern architecture are still influencing home design today — see if any elements appear in your own home
"modern architecture are still influencing home design today — see if any elements... residential architecture, presenting their architecture and the stories behind them. The... modern architecture has 10 times as many detractors as proponents, even though the... residential architecture — from open floor plans to means of construction. Some of the... modern architecture from 19th-century neoclassicism and the Industrial Revolution..."
Design Icons: Le Corbusier, Pioneer of Modern Architecture
'Prolific' and 'influential' don't do him justice. Learn about the legendary architect and MoMA's new Le Corbusier exhibition here
"a New Architecture. With the exception of Behrens influence, many of these ideas... double villa the first of his Four Compositions (the last was Villa Savoye). With... from his architecture, ideas and ambitions, but also important was the evolution of... of his architecture from International-style modernism in the 1920s and '30s to ex... it is Villa Savoye, shown here, just outside of Paris and completed in 1931. The..."
Architecture Shows a Portal Frame of Mind
Providing shade or making a dramatic architectural statement, framed exterior portals and coves are becoming a modern trend
On Show: The Ingenuity of Ancient Architecture
"ty of architecture-how the environment forces architects to create architectural... Sumatran architecture - more specifically Minangkabau architecture. The picture mentioned... indigenous architecture but it is Toraja Rice Barn, not Batak. Toraja is located at the... developed architectural and construction methods that withstood earthquakes for centuries... ancient architecture! This article addresses something I frequently ponder, which is..."
Global Architecture Style: Victorian
Victorian homes grace almost every city in the world, but do you know their history? Here's the scoop on this grand style
""Victorian architecture" defines a diverse but singular style. The reality is that this... several architectural styles, all of which were used during the mid to late 19th century... Victorian architecture is rooted in England, it quickly spread worldwide as British... names of architectural styles differ from country to country. In the United States,... Victorian architecture. In Australia, the Victorian period was recognized from 1840..."
Design Workshop: Kinetic Architecture
"netic architecture, which moves or changes to adapt to seasonal, functional or daylight... traditional architecture? Is there traditional kinetic, or just canvas canopies? wow something... fit any architectural system, because they perform much like a door. Play with levels... Italianate villa stands in stark contrast to the building’s historic origins. An industrial... facades in architecture. A kinetic facade was used on this project as a solution to a..."
Daring Cantilevers: Architecture Takes Flight
"residential architecture? Are they worth the added expense in structure, materials, and... residential architecture, but the best justification for them is the outdoor space that... the the architecture. With the exception of one, they all have flat roofs. Architects... about architectural gymnastics. Not sure if it's technically considered a cantilever... fave is Villa Dall'ava by Rem Koolhaas. Killer ideabook by the way, I enjoyed it very..."
Curb Appeal: 10 Updated Architectural Styles
Precedents in Architecture: In the Tradition of the Greats...
"Coubusier's Villa Savoy and in Phillip Johnson's Glass House. Le Corbusier used pilotis... their architecture than just function. Sorry for the long post. Cheers!... Koolhaas's Villa Dall'ava. Louis Kahn's Salk Institute - in architecture and photography... were an architecture school project, I'd say someone cut up Mondrian's "Broadway Boogie... Shulman architectural photography influence, particularly the way the Kauffman house..."