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Modernist south London garages transformed into arts hub

The 1960s building is now home to arts organisation Forma and includes a colourful public rooftop garden Words by Francesca Perry Sanchez Benton Architects –

Architecture
Postmodernism: The flamboyant rejection of Modernism

Postmodernism: The flamboyant rejection of Modernism

Isle of Dogs Pumping Station.Photo by Reading Tom via Flickr Popular between the 1970s and 90s, postmodern architecture featured houses with curving forms, bright colours

Movements
America’s architect: Frank Lloyd Wright

America’s architect: Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright worked to create a distinctly American and organic style and designed many iconic buildings, including Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum. Frank Lloyd

Architects
Form follows function: Modernism’s guiding principles

Form follows function: Modernism’s guiding principles

The Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier is one of the most recognisable example of a modernist house In the first half of the twentieth century,

Features

Balfron Tower: Erno Goldfinger’s Brutalist council estate

 Balfron Tower entrance door. Photo by Graeme Maclean Ernö Goldfinger’s high-rise residential block in Poplar, East London was designed as a solution to London’s post-war

Buildings

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

The Eames design duo were more than just their classic chairs

 Eames Lounge Chair. Photo by Herman Miller Husband and wife design team Charles and Ray Eames were two of the most influential designers in the

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Louis Kahn: The architect of complex, monumental buildings 

Phillips Exeter Academy Library exterior by Louis Kahn. Photo by Gunnar Klack  Louis Kahn is widely recognised as one of the greatest architects of the

Architects

How radical was the modernist Frankfurt kitchen?

The Frankfurt Kitchen. Courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Art Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky’s mass-produced, modular kitchen transformed domestic life but shows that modernist efficiency didn’t necessarily lead

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Villa Savoye: Le Corbusier’s exemplary modernist building

Villa Savoye is a definitive example of a modernist building. Set in the Parisian suburb of Poissy, it was designed by Swiss architect and modernist

Buildings

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15th-century Corsican monastery transformed with copper extension

Museum of London exhibition celebrates contemporary London makers

Carbon-negative high-rise completed by White Arkitekter

Wrapped Arc de Triomphe unveiled in Paris

Ajlan Gharem announced as winner of the Jameel Prize

2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial kicks off

Design London makes LDF debut this September

2021 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist announced

London’s Design District opens on Greenwich Peninsula


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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15th-century Corsican monastery transformed with copper extension

Museum of London exhibition celebrates contemporary London makers

Carbon-negative high-rise completed by White Arkitekter

Wrapped Arc de Triomphe unveiled in Paris

Ajlan Gharem announced as winner of the Jameel Prize

2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial kicks off

Design London makes LDF debut this September

2021 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist announced

London’s Design District opens on Greenwich Peninsula


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