Photo: Mario De Biasi - Via
Oscar Niemeyer | Brazilian Modernist
One of the most influential modernist architects of the last century, Oscar Niemeyer has died (December 5, 2012) at the age of 104. He was responsible for the revolutionary design of Brazil’s capital Brasilia - now a UNESCO World Heritage site, amongst many others.
1957-58 Iggulden House | 50 Wells Rd Beaumaris VIC 3193, Australia | Architect: David Chancellor of the firm Chancellor & Patrick
Iggulden House at 50 Wells Road, Beaumaris, which is registered (File No. B7364) by the Victorian National Trust as being of State significance, was commissioned as a home and inspirational environment for its owner, an aviation historian and author. It occupies a prominent site on a hilltop approximately 500 metres from PortPhillip Bay. The brick pylon and timber-framed house exploits the full potential of views to the north and south.
Two stories of living space are topped by a third story lookout and studio over which hovers a projecting butterfly roof. An excellent example of privately-commissioned domestic architecture of the 1950s in suburban Melbourne, its design is both functional and aesthetically expressive. Via: 1 | 2
“My Zindy" | Minimatic
Harry Seidler | Australian Modernism
A brief piece on Harry Seidler’s 1950s houses in Wahroonga. Originally aired on ABC TV’s “Collectors” program.
1958 European Community Pavilion Expo | Brussels World’s Fair - Via
1958 Home Beautiful Magazine | Australia - Via
Philip Johnson | Diary of an Eccentric Architect
Philip Johnson, one of our most creative and significant architects, was always on the forefront of stylistic change. On his own property in New Canaan, Connecticut, he built the famous “Glass House” that he resided in for many years.
The film depicts Johnson at work, the importance of the architectural act, and the buildings’ interaction with their environment.
Indoor Outdoor Design
Modernist White Rock Residence | Builder/Developer: Klyne Construction | Marine Drive, White Rock, BC - Via