Adolf Loos’s architecture is in a very concise way “modern” because it recognizes both the coercive power and the inevitability of modernization, and the other still holds on to the habitability and attempt to create a certain harmony. The architecture of Ernst May and Das Neue Frankfurt is on a completely different way ‘modern’.
By Melnikov architectural work, the architect obtained a place in the avant-garde. Although often referred to as constructivist, Melnikov was an independent artist who is not tied to one particular style or group of artists. In the 30s of the 20th century, the architect refused to conform with the emerging Stalinist architectural style.
A lecture about The Style. The Style movement in the Netherlands and its influence in Belgium.
What is the meaning of Le Corbusier today, not only for cultural history, but also for the architect of today?
When Charlotte Perriand in October 1927 stepped into the studio in the Rue de Sèvres in Paris, she was told initially by Le Corbusier that he couldn’t offer her a knitting. However, she was accepted anyway. The collaboration with Le Corbusier and Jeanneret resulted in a series of furniture that are now called modern “classics”.
The Guiette house, built in 1926-1927 in Antwerp, is one of the lesser known projects of Le Corbusier. The house was rarely published, and there was never a thorough study devoted to. Nevertheless, it is in more than one respect an important house.
The Villa Schwob by Le Corbusier makes in 1916 its first syntesis. In this project one can see a number of important facets of his later work. In the twenties, Le Corbusier’s works simultaneously on a theoretically model for the individual house (Citrohan) and a number of concrete housing projects.
Paris in the 1920’s: Le Corbusier in this critical period as young painter, writer, architect
The 3rd part: “1945-1965 – The postwar oeuvre from the unité d’habitation to Chandigarh and the unfinished Firminy.
This monograph was realized starting from interviews with Le Corbusier and outlines the life and work of this architect-urbanist-painter-writer.