my brother the architect (mentioned in this post) has 444 folders with 5,700 pictures on his computer sorted by name & date of rad architects, houses & buildings. i forced him to give me a copy (not really, he gave it to me out of the goodness of his heart) and now i’m going to share ten of my favourites.
if you like this kind of stuff make sure to explore the modernist architecture tag
kaufmann desert house in palm srings, california by richard neutra, 1946
katzenstein house in los angeles, california by ray kappe, 1974
villa mairea in noormarkku, finland by alvar aalto, 1939
aarhus town hall in denmark by arne jacobsen, 1942
house walton in arkansas by e. fay jones, 1958
irwin miller house in indiana by eero saarinen, 1957
gehry house in santa monica by frank gehry, 1977
hanna house in stanford, california by frank lloyd wright, 1937
bruynzeel house in stellenbosch by aardt bijl, 1962
this is an incredibly well-known house in my hometown of stellenbosch that’s in the same neighbourhood as my parent’s place. i always see the angled roof sticking up out of the trees when i drive around there. there are many houses in this neighbourhood that have the same modernist feel (albeit not such a dramatic design) – lots of wood inside, with cleverly designed built-in cupboards and bookshelves that separate open plan living areas. basically my dream homes! unfortunately new people who move into the area are starting to tear these houses down and building generic tuscan style pieces of poo in their place.
on a side note – we are always highly amused by famous architects who wear those glasses.