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  1. World’s Fair Pavilion: Restoring the Tent of Tomorrow
    Superstructure

    World’s Fair Pavilion: Restoring the Tent of Tomorrow

    Matthew Silva’s documentary on New York's World's Fair Pavilion is focused on getting a forgotten modernist structure restored.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.31.14

  2. Wastelands: Photos by Dan Dubowitz

    Wastelands: Photos by Dan Dubowitz

    Wastelands refers to abandoned architecture and spaces which, for UK–based photographer Dan Dubowitz, reveal as much about their past and present inhabitants as they do the psyche of...

    11.28.10

  3. Walter Gropius, Hagerty House
    House Tours

    Walter Gropius, Hagerty House

    Walter Gropius wanted the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States, to be as close to the sea as possible. He sited the structure a precarious 20 feet from the shore and let the...

    written by: Jaci Conry
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    01.14.09

  4. Visual Acoustics DVD

    Visual Acoustics DVD

    Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, VISUAL ACOUSTICS celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern...

    $26.99

  5. Visual Acoustics

    Visual Acoustics

    Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the...

    05.12.10

  6. Villa La Roche
    Travel Reports

    Villa La Roche

    Nestled in a leafy alleyway in Paris's famous 16th arrondissement, Villa La Roche is a prime reflection of modernist architecture in France.  Built between 1923 and 1925 by Le Corbusier, it...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    07.13.10

  7. Uchiwa Fan Chandelier

    Uchiwa Fan Chandelier

    Delicate leaves of bamboo and paper define this circa-1970 fixture, which was created by Ingo Maurer in Germany.

    $2000.00

  8. Touring Vitra Campus, Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Touring Vitra Campus, Part 2

    Vitra's Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, campus boasts not only the production facilities of the famous furniture manufacturer but also numerous iconic buildings by world-renowned architects. In Touring...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.04.11

  9. Time Capsule
    Essay

    Time Capsule

    The impending demolition of Kisho Kurokawa’s Capsule Tower strikes a nostalgic nerve in writer Tom Vanderbilt, who travels to Tokyo for a look at a future that never was.

    written by: Tom Vanderbilt
    03.11.10

  10. This Way, Gentlemen

    This Way, Gentlemen

    A killer bachelor pad in Hollywood, the manliest chair of the 20th century, and expert advice from a king of interiors: This is our guide to the best in masculine design. Men, you now have no...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    06.30.12

  11. The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation

    The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation

    Josef and Anni Albers were artistic adventurers who were both pioneers of twentieth-century modernism. Josef Albers (1888-1976) was an influential teacher, writer, painter, and color theorist—now...

    10.19.13

  12. The Glass House
    Travel Reports

    The Glass House

    Last month I was lucky enough to catch a viewing of The Glass House, a wonderful play that told the story of both Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson's glass houses. I caught up with the...

    07.13.10

  13. The Director's House: Cranbrook
    House Tours

    The Director's House: Cranbrook

    After fifteen years of disuse, a Saarinen-designed house on the Cranbrook campus has been renovated and updated by the school's Director, Reed Kroloff, and interior designer Lynda Charfoos.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.18.11

  14. The California Ranch House / A Talk by Alan Hess

    Architect and architecture critic for the San Jose Mercury News will lead a discussion about the history of the California ranch house vernacular. The presentation is offered in conjunction with...

    07.08.09

  15. The Brick Weave House in Chicago
    House Tours

    The Brick Weave House in Chicago

    Born as a horse stable, the Brick Weave House in Chicago is all about transportation and transparency. A clever renovation has made it the most compelling architecture on the block and home to a...

    written by: Blair Kamin
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    08.31.09

  16. The Artful Dodger
    Rewind

    The Artful Dodger

    In 50 years, more than 176 million fans have entered the turnstiles at Dodger Stadium, the mid-century modern ballpark nestled in Los Angeles’s Chavez Ravine. Taking a page from stat-happy...

    written by: Kevin Roderick
    10.01.12

  17. The Architecture of Public Housing: Preserving a Post-War Legacy

    The Architecture of Public Housing: Preserving a Post-War Legacy

    Following World War II, the United States and Europe sought to address the dire need for public and affordable housing through new construction. The post-war decades saw the development of many...

    03.05.12

  18. The Architecture of Adler & Sullivan
    Interviews

    The Architecture of Adler & Sullivan

    In a prolific 15-year period between 1880 and 1895, Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan teamed up to produce an architecture that was stridently American—one that drew from nature for its...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    01.19.11

  19. The Albert Frey House

    The Albert Frey House

    This 45-minute guided tour is a rare opportunity to see the 1,000-square-foot residence of the late modernist architect Albert Frey. Situated on a mountain precipice overlooking downtown Palm...

    01.31.10

  20. The 2010 LA Modernism Show
    Travel Reports

    The 2010 LA Modernism Show

    The opening night of the Los Angeles Modernism Show, held for the first time at Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, was defined by intriguing pieces by both modern favorites and less-known...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Erika Heet
    05.01.10

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