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John Lautner: L.A. Quintessential

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California's archetypal mid-century architect turns 100

It's hard to imagine a Los Angeles without the daring modernism of John Lautner. The Michigan-born, Frank Lloyd Wright-trained architect created iconic buildings — such as the visionary Chemosphere Residence (1960) and the panoramic Silvertop Residence (1963-67) — that have helped define the city's built environment. Futuristic, cinematic, and sexy......read more

Paintings of Modern Architecture by Jens Hausmann

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Stunningly realistic depictions of modern homes

Fans of modern architecture have plenty to enjoy in these oil paintings by German artist Jens Hausmann. The large format works, spotted on Faith Is Torment, realistically depict modern houses in a colorful, intensive aesthetic you might find in an ad or a magazine editorial. The buildings, surrounded by fantastically coloured landscapes and bathed in a soft light, carry a distinctly southern......read more

Neutra's Tiny Masterpiece

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This compact California home shows off Richard Neutra's magic touch--in only 1,000 square feet

Great architects are rarely associated with modest homes. But the Hailey Residence, a 1,129-square-foot home in the Hollywood Hills, proves to be an exception to the rule. Designed in the late '50s by none other than Richard Neutra, the house shows what a genius architect can do with a small canvas. From the outside, the tiny structure looks like it would better serve as a shed--albeit one with......read more

Off-Grid Modernism in Rural Ontario

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The House on Limekiln Line, designed by Lisa Moffitt, is a self-sustaining country home

It's always a challenge to apply the principles of modernism to architecture in rural places. In urban neighborhoods, clean lines and square angles sit harmoniously with the street grid, but out in the country they can come off as rigid and unnatural. Architect Lisa Moffitt manages to avoid these pitfalls with the House on Limekiln Line, an off-grid home in Ontario’s rural Huron......read more

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