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In 1960’s New York, an unstoppable architectural movement bursts onto the scene, characterised by the simplicity of both its approaches and its forms and materials. This movement came to be known as minimalism. The origins of this style can be traced to Europe, and German architect Ludwig Mies Van Der…

Villa Savoye is the main architectural project which triggered a new way of looking at architecture in the 20th Century. Thought up and implemented by the legendary Le Corbusier (Charles Edouard Jeanneret), it brought a new meaning to the definition of architecture and its relationship with man. Villa Savoye is…

This phrase was coined by the North American Architect Louis Sullivan, becoming one of the basic principles which defined the Bauhaus designs and much of modern architecture. It determined, therefore, the aesthetic of Contemporary Architecture. It is often mistakenly used to defend a total lack of aesthetic, while nothing could…

Enduringly current, it is 75 years since the conception of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, one of the most important works of modern architecture. Wright is one of the most celebrated North American architects and this, his most highly acclaimed work. UNESCO recognise the importance of the building, including it in…