Tag: Architecture

The 25 Most Significant Works of Postwar Architecture – New York Times List

1. Luis Barragán’s Casa Luis Barragán in Mexico City (1948)
2. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House in Plano, Ill. (1951)
3. Hassan Fathy’s New Gourna Village in Luxor, Egypt (1952)
4. Alvar Aalto’s Saynatsalo Town Hall in Jyvaskyla, Finland (1952)
5. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building in New York City (1958)
6. Kenzo Tange’s Kagawa Prefectural Government Office Building in Takamatsu, Japan (1958)
7. Carlo Scarpa’s Renovation of Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, Italy (1959)
8. Le Corbusier’s Couvent Sainte-Marie de la Tourette in Éveux, France (1960)
9. Edward Larrabee Barnes’s Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine (1961)
10. Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif. (1965)
11. Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome for Expo ’67 in Montreal (1967)
12. John W. Moutoussamy’s Johnson Publishing Company Building in Chicago (1971)
13. Jorn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia (1973)
14. Charlotte Perriand and Atelier d’Architecture en Montagne’s Les Arcs in Savoie, France (1974)
15. Juliaan Lampens’s Van Wassenhove House in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium (1974)
16. Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers’s Centre Pompidou in Paris (1977)
17. Balkrishna Doshi’s Indian Institute of Management Bangalore in Bangalore, India (1983)
18. Lina Bo Bardi’s SESC Pompéia in São Paulo, Brazil (1986)
19. Peter Zumthor’s Therme Vals in Vals, Switzerland (1996)
20. Francis Kéré’s Gando Primary School in Gando, Burkina Faso (2001)
21. Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu’s Xiangshan Central Campus of China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China (2007)
22. Marina Tabassum’s Bait Ur Rouf Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2012)
23. Amanda Williams’s “Color(ed) Theory” Series in Chicago (2014-16)
24. Lacaton & Vassal, Frédéric Druot and Christophe Hutin’s Transformation of 530 Dwellings in Grand Parc Bordeaux, France (2017)
25. Various Designers’ International Space Station in Outer Space (ongoing)

The 25 Most Significant Works of Postwar Architecture
Three architects, three journalists and two designers gathered over Zoom to make a list of the most influential and lasting buildings that have been erected — or cleverly updated — since World War II. Here are the results.
Kurt Soller and Michael Snyder

Building, quotes on

We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.
Winston Churchill

We require from buildings, as from men, two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it; which last is itself another form of duty.
John Ruskin

To be a man is to be responsible: to be ashamed of miseries you did not cause; to be proud of your comrades’ victories; to be aware, when setting one stone, that you are building a world.
Antoine de Saint Exupéry


Residential Architecture

Patchwork Quilt-ism?

This building is in Denver, on Broadway and just south of I-25. The boxiness is fine, the color scheme chaps my hide though. Loud and inharmonious. Reminds me of the old orange roof on Howard Johnson’s. Least that had the justification of letting people know there’s some place to eat.


WBUR is on it ->

In cities like Seattle, Boston, Denver and Charlotte, new “luxury” condos and apartment buildings are going up to meet demand for new housing. But many of these buildings look like simple, plain boxes.

Those ‘Luxury’ Condos Look A Little Drab