This mid-century house is chock full of quirky features. The architect responsible for it is Alfred Newman Beadle, who is best known for his work on the Case Study Houses, one of which we covered last year. He built this home for his family in 1956, and named it Beadle House #7.
Ryan and his wife are the lucky owners of an apartment in one of this Eichler buildings in San Francisco. Initially attracted by its peculiar facade and minimalist look, Ryan tells us how they got to discover, and love, more about their building and Joseph Eichler’s work.
Amy and Sean were mid-century design collectors way before buying their Eichler, and now the circle is complete. Today, you can read more about their experience as mid-century house owners and how it has changed their lives.
Annie and her partner Jamie, bought their mid-century house in the Melbourne district of Beaumaris, to be their guardians and protect it for the next generations of owners to come.
Dean and Daryle bought their second mid-century home to move closer to their family in Kensington, California, and made a small treasure out of it.
Alexander Giray’s path to become a designer was not a conventional one, but was driven by both passion for mid-century design and determination.
Judy Smilow is the daughter of the prolific and talented Mel Smilow.
Throughout the whole mid-century period, Mel designed, manufactured and sold many iconic pieces under his own brand: Smilow-Thielle.
Attracted by the design of this Norman F. Carver Jr. designed house, Tim and his wife bought this mid-century house in 2016 with the intention of restoring it to its original beauty.
There’s a pleasing functionality to this mid-century house.
Situated in the Diamond Heights neighbourhood of San Francisco, CA, it is an original Eichler house renovated between 2012 and 2013 by Hennessey Architects.
On November 2017 was the fourth instalment of the SarasotaMOD Weekend, an annual mid-century modern architecture festival in Sarasota, Florida.
Last week, we shared the first part of the interview with former Vice President of Design and Development at Herman Miller, Robert Blaich.
In the second part of our interview, Mr. Blaich tells us about the industrial design world, and its rules.
This Frank Lloyd Wright house is among the few houses to have been relocated.
Originally situated on the bank of the Millstone River in Millstone, New Jersey, it now resides all the way over in Arkansas.
In addition to many other prestigious roles during his career, Robert Blaich also covered the role of Vice President of Design and Development at Herman Miller for over 20 years.
He certainly understands more than most of us about the beating heart of the furniture businesses.
An Eichler house owner will tell us what buying a mid-century house brings, what she had to renovate, and why.
Also, she will give us some very useful tips about buying the right Eichler so, be sure to read the interview till the end.
Hanh and her husband are the proud owners of an Eichler home.
After checking their Instagram profile we had to ask more about their Eichler love affair.
Today we have a chat with Peter Grueneisen, founder of Nonzero, about his work, approach to modernist architecture and its influence on contemporary architecture.
Saarinen’s TWA Flight Center A landmark airport terminal is not the first place that people are likely to look when looking for mid-century design. The style being mostly associated with furniture for the home. But to really get a flavour of where the the mid-century sits in the broader history of modernist design there are a fair few things to learn from the TWA Flight Center at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
A decade after finishing the SC Johnson Administration building in Racine, Wisconsin, Frank Lloyd Wright started the construction of the Research and Development Tower.
The 1950s building for SC Johnson was the home to many of the company’s most well-known inventions and was in need of lab facilities for their rising research and development department.
The Charles Ennis House is a spectacular design of world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Built for Mabel and Charles Ennis in 1924, this Modernist house sits over the city of Los …
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was one of the word’s most renowned of the 20th century in his profession, he designed over 1,000 structures, but the Price Company Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, is the only skyscraper he ever conceived.
After more than fifty years the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lafayette Park built in Detroit, still is at its best. Michigan’s largest city was once known as the “Paris of the West.” In its prime, Detroit lived up to its European-influenced nickname by having sophisticated urban design and architecture. Today, in the shadows of empty high-rises is an overlooked, inspiring example of urban renewal.
Forced to leave his native country due to mounting political pressure, and the dwindling prospect of future commissions, Mies emigrated to the United States in 1937, where he was subsequently appointed head of the department of architecture at Chicago’s Armour Institute of Technology and for which he was later called to design a new master plan after Armour Institute and Lewis Institute merged in Chicago to create the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Richard Neutra was born in Austria in 1892 and died in Germany in1970; he is most famous as an American Modernist architect and for his contribution to further develop the so called International Style. He emigrated to America in 1923 and became a naturalized citizen in 1926. All his designs are extremely geometric but open. Richard Neutra became one of the world’s most distinguished and sought-after architects.
The Frank Lloyd Wright’s Zimmerman House, completed in 1952, is what the architect described as a Usonian Homes.
The term describes his vision for the American landscape, incorporating both architecture and city planning. He built about 60 Usonian Homes in all, and they were intended for middle-income families with modest requirements.
The Fawcett house is one of the best examples of Frank Lloyd Wright’s unconventional approach to design.
For Wright, architecture was a great living spirit from which generation to generation, proceeds, persists and creates according to the nature of men and his circumstances as they change.
The number of female furniture designers in the post WWII period are few, women in…
Frank Lloyd Wright devoted his life to Organic Architecture, the space within.
Following this revolutionary design concept, he created the masterpiece called Fallingwater.
Randy and his family bought this Eichler in Granada Hills, CA, in 1979 and immediately knew this was the one. “The moment we opened the front door and looked right through the atrium to the garden beyond the enormous floor-to-ceiling windows, we knew this house was a serious contender.”
Jason Davidson is a Landscape Architect in Melbourne, Australia, with a passion for Mid-century Modern that started when he and his wife bought their home in Beaumaris, Victoria, that happened to be from 1956.
In the last few years Jason has specialised in landscaping for Mid-century houses, with the help of his blog AustralianModernistLandscapes, that has helped put him in touch with potential clients.
Richard Neutra was born in Vienna in 1892 and studied architecture at the Technical Univesity of Vienna. He was a known for designing complex interior spaces and rejecting architectural ornaments.
After his military service in WWl, Richard Neutra found employment at the Switzerland architect bureau of Gustav A. Amman , a German expressionist architect who’s work is characterized by streamline interpretation of industrial structures.
Frank Lloyd Wright designed over a thousand different structures during his lifespan, the majority of which were houses. He was a domestic architect and believed he could have greater impact if he designed structures where people were going to live. He also believed that a house would be more a home if it was a piece of art.
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Karen and John are two Mid-century Modern architecture enthusiasts. They sold their house and went on a mission to find the perfect Eichler to renovate with their bare hands. It is not easy task, as you are about to find out yourself.
We walk through a city just like we walk through nature but we are surrounded by an environment that has been molded to accommodate us. We navigate through streets like in a canyon of artificial stone and look up, feeling dwarfed by the walls being built around us. It’s surprising how little we notice. We live our lives surrounded by a manufactured world, take little interest in how it looks, how it feels.
Located 15 Km north of Aix-en-Provence, the Chateau La Coste, Art Center designed by architect Tadao Ando, is part of a project to convert an existing winery into an outdoor open-air museum including pavilions and sculptures.
Artists from all over the world were invited to explore and contribute to enrich the landscape with their works. They had given the freedom to chose the part of the area that most connected to them and were create something to place permanently there.
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The Joseph Bellomo Architects Inc, is an architectural design bureau that offers design solutions to projects such as mixed use, residential, modular housing, commercial and urban planning which received the 2010 American Institute of Architecture Santa Clara Valley Merrit Award for the restoration work on the Alester Addition in Palo Alto, California.
A house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright had the innate capability to transform people. The structure, the light, the audible and sensible qualities and the different use of material. It was intended to create in a person a series of sensation that by the time they experience them it would improve their condition.
Like many of his contemporaries, such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe was looking for a new architectural style that could represent modern times just as the Renaissance or Gothic style did for their own eras. He created an influential twentieth-century architectural style with realistic clarity and simplicity.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture was influenced in part by his personal beliefs as a member of the local Unitarian congregation. In 1906 he was asked by his minister to submit a plan for a new church building the one that became Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple in Chicago.
Frank Lloyd Wright built the Millard House (La Miniatura) in Pasadena, California, after experiencing the use of concrete with the Unity temple in Illinois. But he was dissatisfied with it as a construction material. Frank …
Arne Jacobsen studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen where he acquired a combination of practical and artistic training.
This unique combination enabled Jacobsen to design buildings, interiors and many different types of designs that beautifully balanced form and function.
From 1945 onwards, Jacobsen also designed furniture for mass-production. The Ant (1951) and the Series 7 chairs (1955) were…
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The Case Study Houses Program also included the participation of Richard Neutra, who designed the Case Study House #20 (the Bailey House) in 1948.
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The Case Study House #9, was part of John Entenza’s Case Study House Program launched…