Seamlessness is at the heart of this contemporary style home.
Designed by Kengo Kuma, it was unveiled earlier this year at the annual Street of Dreams event in Happy Valley Oregon.
Seamlessness is at the heart of this contemporary style home.
Designed by Kengo Kuma, it was unveiled earlier this year at the annual Street of Dreams event in Happy Valley Oregon.
This mid-century house is a delight.
The minimalist façade, composed of simple slats of wood, painted in a gentle combination of light blue and white painted wood, is as fresh as they come.
Studio MK7’s Toblerone House in São Paulo is another delightful example of the firm’s confident application of a traditional modernist repertoire to contemporary architecture.
This mid-century home was built by architect Robert C. Metcalf, to serve as his family home.
Built in 1954, it is located on the University of Michigan campus.
The Goulding Summerhouse is a breathtaking piece of mid-century modern architecture.
Designed by Scott Tallon Walker Architects, the house is located in Co. Wicklow, Ireland,
Architects Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer, have a point of intersection in their careers that make them unique.
They both designed an entire city from a drawing table: Chandigarh and Brasília.
Located in Ontario Canada, this contemporary home design feels very close to nature.
This effect is created through the abundance of wood used in the design, which is stained to precisely merge with the tones of the environment beyond.
The contemporary Ramp House, by Studio MK57, has a characteristically Brazilian modernist edge to it.
Located in São Paulo, it was designed by Marcio Kogan and Renata Furlanetto.
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.
The Blodgett-Calvin Pool House is part of a dazzling complex of buildings in San Marino, Southern California.
The property sits a 1950s house designed by mid-century modern architect Calvin Straub.
This November is the fourth instalment of the SarasotaMOD Weekend, an annual mid-century modern architecture festival in Sarasota, Florida.
Completed in 2012, Bush House makes good, solid house building look as easy as anything.
The project comes courtesy of architect Paul O’Reilly of Archterra Architects and is located in a bushland in Margaret River in Western Australia.
With the Glass Wall House, we get a chance to explore a home which showcases Klopf Archietcture’s expert capabilities when it comes to creating a home from scratch.
This contemporary style home is a joy to look at.
Located in Austin, Texas, it is the product of a collaboration between local architects, Wilmington-Gordon and Alterstudio Architecture
This modern home really connects with nature. Completed in 2015, it was designed by the architecture firm Wernerfield and is located in Cedar Creek Reservoir, TX.
This contemporary style home offers a masterclass in simplicity.
Designed by Ström architects the house features a remarkably sensitive design.
The WI02 house in Caldes de Malavella, Spain, makes quite an immediate impression.
This contemporary house is like a grand porch, where “three courtyards modulate the atmospheric conditions and the privacy between the inside and the outside”.
Built in 2013 by Pitsou Kedem Architects and located in Tel Aviv, Israel, this house has been given the rather apt name of “Float House”.
Situated in Dutchess County, upstate New York, the house is unmistakeably influenced by Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and, more specifically, Philip Johnson’s Glass House.
Soheil Nakhshab is the architect who designed the contemporary Lahaye Residence for Nakhshab Development & Design.
A modern dwelling with strong Modernist inspiration. Strong construction quality and a close eye on the clients’ needs.
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 mid-century inspired house is big.
Covering a vast plot of land in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles, it’s contemporary home design is the product of design restorer Mark Haddawy.
The first thing that ought to strike you about his contemporary home design is that it’s full of curious textures.
Located in Menlo Park, California, the home was designed by Dumican Mosey Architects.
The Casa Till is a feat of engineering. Looking down on the Pacific Ocean 100 metres below.
All alone in a conspicuously craggy cliff-side setting, the location is truly awe-inspiring.
Takatina Design is a New York based duo behind many architectural and design projects for the fashion, retail and hospitality industries.
Today, will tell us about one of our favourite modern houses which features a beautiful mid-century modern design collection
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.
The Juncal and Rodney House is situated in the Costa Brava, Catalonia.
This Modernist villa features breathtaking views.
The Edgeland House is quite otherworldly, as if an alien spacecraft crash landed in a remote of America.
This modern house is located on a rehabilitated brownfield site near Austin, Texas.
Jane is the proud, and so far only owner, of the AIA award winning Ramada Desert House.
Designed in 1975 by architect Judith Chafee, is now for sale and Jane tells us a bit about her relationship with the house, and what makes it so special.
This contemporary home design in Washington, really melts into its surroundings.
Designed by mwworks, the Case Inlet Retreat takes the name from Puget Sound
Samuel Lamas, is a Brazilian architect who studied Italian and worked alongside renowned architect Massimiliano Fuksas.
Samuel will tell us how he believes that Modernist principles dealt with the essential issues of human life.
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 …
Architects designing modern homes are usually forced to optimize space and to use the most of every available square meter. The V4 Home, however, goes in the opposite direction.
The architects, Studio mk27 – Marcio Kogan + Renata Furlanetto, could build a much larger house but they preferred, instead, to maintain the scale between construction and site.
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.
This modern home in Sydney, by Australia-based architectural firm Tzannes Associates, poses itself to get the most out of northern light. The goal of the Woollahra, as the design is uniquely titled, is to benefit as much as possible from limited space typically found in urban environments. Creating a relaxing, modern yet landscape-rich environment with interconnected rooms both indoors and outdoors is the firm’s intent.
This modern glass house inspired to the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe architectural style, is a retreat in New South Wales’s rolling hills, about one hour’s drive north of Sydney.
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.
At Mid-Century Home we not only like Mid-century Modern houses designed and built in the nineteenth century, but also modern houses designed today with a Modernist inspiration.
The GO is a modern house with a Modernist vibe designed by TAL architects in 2014, is located on the west of the city of Monterrey, Mexico, on the highest part of a new residential subdivision. The owners of the GO requested a modern house design that made the best of the site’s conditions, primarily its dominant winds and spectacular views, while staying within a limited budget.
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.
Singapore’s light and airy Winged House, designed by K2LD Architects, makes the most of its unusual – and potentially challenging – triangular plot with its innovative and visually arresting shape.
The site is framed by this private family residence’s magnificent wings, or trapeziums, which take their inspiration from traditional Malay architecture, where houses are designed to adapt to the tropical climate,
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.
Built in Santiago, Chile, on a site where a 1950s house was, the Viejo House designed by architect Mathias Klotz, has a built area of 700 square meters.
This family house is built entirely out of reinforced concrete and steel beams with a Modernist vibe.
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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The Madero Franco house, also known as Casa Tláloc which almost always is associated with mountaintop shrines and life-giving rain in Aztec culture, is most appropriately named for it is situated high upon a sloping mountain plot just south of Monterrey city.
The house is not immediately visible through the dense wooded area but upon climbing the stairs that leads to the main entrance, v
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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Completed in Singapore 2002, the Nim Crescent house was designed by the K2LD Architects and displays an open garden to create a clear separation of functions without the conventional use of spacial dividers. The interlocking volumes creates separate activity areas while the outside and inside blur together in unison. The crisp, clean and contemporary lines give the viewer a seamless interplay of living spaces with a matching landscape to create a large open ground plane with no apparent clarity to spatial segregation.
While studying at the University of Pennsylvania, both Bob Anshen and Steve Allen received a travelling fellowship to study in San Francisco after graduating.
This is how their relationship began in 1937, in 1940 they opened the architectural, planning and design firm named Anshen and Allen.
Eichler Homes are special, as their owners. Karolina is one of them and today will show us the one she fell in love with and is carefully renovating with her husband David.
The Barcelona Pavilion was designed in 1928 by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and completed in 1929 in Barcelona Spain. The building instantly became a masterpiece in van der Rohe’s career, a symbol for the twentieth century Modernism movement and an inspiration for generations of future architects, all over the globe.
The celebrated Danish architect and furniture designer Poul Kjaerholm’s elegant and rational furniture designs, such as the PK22 chair (1956) and the Hammock PK24 chaise Iongue (1965), were conceived within the Modernist idiom, they managed to avoid the alienating hard-edged aesthetic so common to the work of the Modern Movement.
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One of the most modern buildings of it’s time, the Chemosphere by architect John Lautner, is praised for it’s unique design and for it’s ingenious solutions.
At the age of 72, Frank Lloyd Wright decided to build his winter home in Arizona: he called it Taliesin West.
Wright loved the Arizona desert. He found the rocky landscape inspiring when he visited it in the 1920s, and jumped at the chance to build a new winter base there.
Perhaps one of the best examples of a self made man in real-estate development and mid-century modernism is Joseph Eichler. He had a dream, a clear vision and made this dream a reality by going against all odds in creating entire communities around the Bay area and Los Angeles of affordable, sleek architectural designed homes for the middle class Americans
Frank Lloyd Wright was unquestionably the father of American Modernism. His focus on connecting the outside nature with the inside is for example clear in the Fallingwater, or Kaufmann Residence, that …
John Lautner’s Sheats Goldtstein Residence, is one of the most remarkable Modernist buildings ever designed and sits in Los Angeles, California.
This house is closely related to John Lautner’s career, and it wasn’t a project like any other as it is in construction since 1963. Still today its owner keeps on adding parts, maintaining Lautner’s legacy alive.
The Charles and Ray Eames Dining Armchair Rod, or Eames DAR for short, was a revolutionary piece of design that changed ideas about furniture during the post World War-II era and beyond. The design came from the brilliant mind of Charles Eames when entering the DAR design in 1948 for a competition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art for low-cost furniture design. This wonderful design won second prize.
Continues from Eichler Homes and The Sense of Community.
Some of the successes of the Eichler communities can be ascribed to site planning. Neighbors come together and develop new methods and ideas to keep the community in Unisom. They come up with rather untraditional and unconventional but effective ways of building a stronger community. Ideas such as organizing annual community workdays, annual car shows and organizing Orchestra nights taking on Mozart, Haydn and Elgar.
In Westwood California, American architect John Lautner designed and built the magnificent Sheats Goldstein Residence.
The organic architectural style is a trademark for Lautner, building the residence into the sandstone ledge of a hillside creating thus a cave-like atmosphere out of concrete, steel, wood and glass.
We’ve already hosted one stunning Eichler Home remodel by Klopf Architecture. The architects design style is deeply influenced by Mid-century Californian architects and projects like the Case Study House Program.
It’s almost superfluous to say that the people at Klopf are deeply influenced by Mid-century Californian architects and projects like the Case Study House Program
In 1948 Charles Eames participated in the International ‘Low-Cost Furniture’ competition organized by the Museum of Modern Arts with the design of La Chaise chair which was inspired by the sculpture ‘Floating figure’ created by the French artist Gaston Lachaise.
The organic design is voluptuous with soft curves giving pleasure to the senses. It is large but in all the right places.
…Continues from The Tradition of Eichler Neighbourhoods
The first Eichler homes were designed by well-known California architect team of Anshen & Allen and in later years other architects were hired and collaborated with Joseph Eichler, including the firm of Jones & Emmons.
The Schwartz House was part of Frank Lloyd Wright’s effort to affirm a new, original American architectural style with no reference to the past: the ‘Usonian’ style. The house was originally designed …
Eero Saarinen was Born in Finland in 1910 and moved with his family to America…
One of the reasons why Modernist architecture is still contemporary after over 60 years is its legacy. Today’s architects find inspiration in the Modernist principles of connecting with nature while respecting it. Open plans and glass walls are key elements of their projects and today another element is included: sustainability.
Modern houses need to be sustainable and responsible, both in terms of materials used and energy consumption.
Eichler began building what today are called the Eichler neighbourhoods within a small community in Sunnyvale California. Originally priced for under ten thousand dollars, the homes were aimed at young families who were flocking to new landscapes called suburbia.
In 2014, Klopf Architecture, Arterra Landscape Architects and Flegels Construction completed their remodeling of a classic open, indoor-outdoor Eichler home, which can be found in Palo Alto, CA, epitomizes Joseph Eichler’s staunch commitment to a typically Californian style of mid-century domestic architecture even more so after its recent improvements.
At the dawn of the 20th century, American architecture was a melting pot of styles, often inspired by European trends and leitmotifs. But Frank Lloyd Wright, whose career was about to …
Taking the beautiful and natural form of a tulip, Eero Saarinen’s Tulip Chair had more complex issues to deal with on its path into mass production. It was not simply a fact of producing this beautiful shape and colour to imitate nature, but also considering bigger design issues in its construction.