The best of Mid-century Modern and Modernist architecture

Eero Saarinen’s TWA Flight Center

Saarinen TWA Flight Center

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 …

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The Frank Lloyd Wright Imperial Hotel in Tokyo

frank lloyd wright - imperial hotel

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 …

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Eichler Homes And The Sense of Community

…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 …

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The Tradition of Eichler Neighbourhoods

Continues from The Joseph Eichler Dream, Living Together in Nature. Eichler began building what today are called the Eichler neighbourhoods within a small community in Sunnyvale California. Originally priced for under ten …

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John Lautner’s Design Philosophy

John Lautner, the highly influential architect behind such Mid-century greats as the Malin Residence, the Chemosphere and the Elrod Residence, described his design process as “a total involvement.” Although, despite …

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7 Mid-Century House Ceilings We Love

In photos of mid-century houses, ceilings are often one of the most dramatic element. Modernist architects were particularly good at combining slopes, cantilevers and heights while playing with light and …

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Eichler Houses, Between Art and Marketing

 …continues from Eichler Homes: From Niche to Mainstream  Eichler hired Ernie Braun to photograph the house. The photos impressed Belluschi so much that he remarked to Eichler that they showed off the house even …

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Monique Lombardelli: a Life for Eichlers

Monique Lombardelli is a MidCenturyHome reader and fan of our Facebook Page. When she approached us to tell about her projects and documentaries on Eichler houses, we couldn’t resist; we asked her for …

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Eichler Homes: From Niche to Mainstream

(above A. Quincy Jones & Frederick Emmons – photo by Darren Bradley) …continues from Eichler Homes, Promoting Modernism. Starting in 1953, the American real estate market began to change. The rise of …

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Eichler Homes, Promoting Modernism.

(Above, Eichler Homes Terra Linda promotional postcard – via Heather David on FLickr) …continues from Eichler Homes and birth of the Modernist dream. It’s almost certain that Joe Eichler would not have had as much success …

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Eichler Homes And The Birth of Modernist Dream

Generally speaking, Americans living in the early 1940s rarely accepted modern architecture as the standard for private housing. Californians however, were the exception – owing to a subculture of reformers and philanthropists that chose a …

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Richard Neutra’s VDL Research House

The construction of the VDL Research House covers a period of almost thirty years (1932-1965) during which Neutra also became internationally known for his work: contributing to shape a Mid-century Modern Californian style. …

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The Lovell House by Richard Neutra


The Lovell Health House is internationally recognized as one of the most significant examples of Modernist architecture. For the Lovell House, Richard Neutra adopted a technology used to build skyscrapers that he learnt in New York …

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Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann House.

Ten years later commissioning the iconic Falling Water House to Frank Lloyd Wright, Edgar Kaufmann was looking for an architect to design his new house near Palm Springs: the now celebrated Kaufmann desert House. Kaufmann chose the Modernist and …

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Rudolph Schindler Photographed by Grant Mudford.


I already posted on Facebook some twentieth century architecture icons photographed by Grant Mudford, and today I spotted these amazing pics about Rudolph Schindler’s works. Mudford made a great job portraying these Schindler …

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Four Amazing Pins About Mies van Der Rohe.

How could I love mid-century modern without loving an architect as Mies van Der Rohe? His architecture and design influenced the whole twentieth century, the Neutra Kaufmann House is just an example. today …

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The First Alvar Aalto House and Studio

Looking for better job opportunities, Alvar Aalto and his family moved from the small town of Turku to Helsinki in 1933. Besides job opportunities, Aalto also was also looking for the perfect …

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Richard Neutra

Richard Neutra was born in Vienna in 1892 and attended the Technische Hochschule (Vienna University of Technology) from 1911 to 1917.His career crossed five decades and he can certainly be …

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The Richard Neutra Kronish House


    The Kronish house was commissioned to Richard Neutra in 1954 by local tract developer Herbert Kronish. Designed in 1955, the Kronish House is still one of the largest …

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Alvar Aalto: Villa Mairea

Alvar Aalto designed many private houses in Finland and abroad, but the Villa Mairea is probably his masterpiece. The Genesis of The Villa Mairea Aalto designed this villa for Harry and Maire Gullichsen, two close friends …

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The Finn Juhl House Tour

I already wrote How FInn Juhl Influenced the Mid Century Modern Design, but yesterday I found out that exists a very well preserved Finn Juhl’s house in Denmark; the one where he …

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