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Posts tagged 'modernism'

Neue Nationalgalerie reopens after ‘surgical’ restoration by David Chipperfield

The iconic Berlin gallery designed by Mies van der Rohe underwent an extensive refurbishment which balanced conservation with future needs The Neue Nationalgalerie, the modernist

Architecture

Switzerland’s largest housing complex retrofitted

The listed modernist estate in Geneva underwent an 11-year ‘high-tech’ renovation that prioritises longevity and thermal performance Geneva-based Jaccaud Spicher Architectes Associés has completed the

Architecture

The high-tech, inside-out design of Richard Rogers

Three World Trade Center by Richard Rogers. Photo by JJBers Richard Rogers is one of the best known architects of the later 20th century, known

Architects
Alvar Aalto: Finland’s most famous designer

Alvar Aalto: Finland’s most famous designer

Vyborg Library with furniture all designed by Alvar Aalto. Photo by Ninara via Flickr Finnish architect Alvar  Aalto was a well-known modernist whose style was

Architects
Vorticism: A brief history of a brief movement

Vorticism: A brief history of a brief movement

  Vorticism was a short-lived radical art movement in Britain that celebrated urbanity and the age of the machine. Vorticism was a British avant-garde group

Movements
More than 60 years on the Eames Chair is still a classic

More than 60 years on the Eames Chair is still a classic

A modern take on the nineteenth-century club chair, the Eames Lounge Chair has become a classic. The Eames lounge chair and its matching ottoman were

Features
The Barcelona Chair: A modernist classic

The Barcelona Chair: A modernist classic

The Barcelona Chair is one of the most recognisable and iconic designs of the last century. Still frequently used in interiors, the chair epitomises elegance

Features

The Louvre and its great glass pyramid

  Once a royal residence, the Louvre Museum’s palatial courtyard now centres around a crystalline glass pyramid The Louvre sits on the right bank of

Buildings

Neue Nationalgalerie by Mies van der Rohe

Why Mies van der Rohe’s final building is perhaps his most iconic. By Beatrice Galilee It was in Berlin that Ludwig Mies van der Rohe began

ICON 066 | December 2008

New Eileen Gray retrospective to open in New York next week

 Eileen Gray’s design for Boudoir de Monte Carlo 1923. Courtesy of Archives Galerie Gilles Peyroulet, Paris Curator Cloé Pitiot speaks about the upcoming Eileen Gray

News

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2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial kicks off

2021 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist announced

Design London makes LDF debut this September

London’s Design District opens on Greenwich Peninsula

Dorte Mandrup completes Greenland visitor centre

London School of Architecture and Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation announce collaboration

Oases: Reinforcing the agility of the future workplace

What to see at the London Design Festival 2021

World’s largest floating office opens in Rotterdam 


Architects

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Architect David Chipperfield is known for his minimal designs

Tatiana Bilbao is one of Mexico’s most creative designers

The high-tech, inside-out design of Richard Rogers

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

A look at the life of designer-inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller

Norman Foster is one of the early pioneers of high tech architecture

Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum is sensitive to tradition and culture

America’s architect: Frank Lloyd Wright


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2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial kicks off

2021 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist announced

Design London makes LDF debut this September

London’s Design District opens on Greenwich Peninsula

Dorte Mandrup completes Greenland visitor centre

London School of Architecture and Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation announce collaboration

Oases: Reinforcing the agility of the future workplace

What to see at the London Design Festival 2021

World’s largest floating office opens in Rotterdam 


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