Modern Across America: Baltimore, Maryland

June 26, 2014
In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching. With a slew of significant buildings by architects like Mies van der Rohe and I.M. Pei already under its belt, Baltimore continues to build upon its history of excellence in architecture and design. Here are some of our favorite Baltimore projects from the Dwell archives. Read Full Article
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  A new owner with a light touch has kept the spirit of Marcel Breuer's 1959 Hooper House II intact; a marvel of the mid-20th century, its life will extend well into the 21st. Photo by Zubin Shroff.  Photo by: Zubin Shroff

    A new owner with a light touch has kept the spirit of Marcel Breuer's 1959 Hooper House II intact; a marvel of the mid-20th century, its life will extend well into the 21st. Photo by Zubin Shroff.

    Photo by: Zubin Shroff

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  Furniture designed by Breuer, such as these tubular steel dining chairs, adds a feeling of consistency to the house. Photo by Zubin Shroff.  Photo by: Zubin Shroff

    Furniture designed by Breuer, such as these tubular steel dining chairs, adds a feeling of consistency to the house. Photo by Zubin Shroff.

    Photo by: Zubin Shroff

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  Comprised of two eight-foot-by-eight-foot platforms that create two floors, and screened in with bamboo shoots, a modern tree house outside Baltimore provides sanctuary for kids and adults alike. Photo courtesy Laurie Stubb.

    Comprised of two eight-foot-by-eight-foot platforms that create two floors, and screened in with bamboo shoots, a modern tree house outside Baltimore provides sanctuary for kids and adults alike. Photo courtesy Laurie Stubb.

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  Architect Edward Paul Haladay, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, helped create a path to affordable prefabs with a row home design for inner-city Baltimore that takes into account the everyday lives of the Habitat families.

    Architect Edward Paul Haladay, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, helped create a path to affordable prefabs with a row home design for inner-city Baltimore that takes into account the everyday lives of the Habitat families.

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  Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller—the husband-wife team that co-founded the multidisciplinary studio Design/Writing/Research—now reside in Baltimore, Maryland, where Lupton is director of the graduate program in graphic design at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Photo by Julian Broad.  Photo by: Julian Broad

    Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller—the husband-wife team that co-founded the multidisciplinary studio Design/Writing/Research—now reside in Baltimore, Maryland, where Lupton is director of the graduate program in graphic design at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Photo by Julian Broad.

    Photo by: Julian Broad

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  The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s new building, the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center, brought an empathetic and curatorial eye to civic architecture by inviting 70 artists to create more than 500 on-site installations. "The intent (and hope) of the art and architecture program was to uplift the spirit of the patient and the visitor as they arrive here at the hospital, to relieve that initial stress."  Courtesy of: Paul Warchol 2012

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s new building, the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center, brought an empathetic and curatorial eye to civic architecture by inviting 70 artists to create more than 500 on-site installations. "The intent (and hope) of the art and architecture program was to uplift the spirit of the patient and the visitor as they arrive here at the hospital, to relieve that initial stress."

    Courtesy of: Paul Warchol 2012

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