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Le Corbusier, Stool, from the Maison du Brésil, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, circa 1956-1959. Oak, oak-veneered wood.15/06/2013 - 921 notes — Reblog
Typeverything.com - This Shit Ends Now by Nick Misani.
The 842-metre-long bridge connects Abu Dhabi Island with the mainland and comprises a sequence of concrete waves that curve up and down from the water to reach a height of 64 metres. A four-lane highway runs across and the two road decks are cantilevered from the sides of the structure.14/06/2013 - 170 notes — Reblog
Eileen Gray, Screen, 1922
This lacquered wood screen is composed of several horizontal rows of panels joined by thin vertical metal rods. It functions not only as a movable wall that demarcates space but also as a sculpture composed of solids and voids, with an underlying influence of Cubism. It is one of the most striking and elegant creations by Gray, who was one of the leading designers working in Paris after World War I. Gray popularized and perfected the art of lacquered furnishings, and her preference for the meticulous finish of lacquer reveals a predilection for materials used in Japanese decorative arts.
Casa das Canoas - Oscar Niemeyer
Case Study House 8 - Charles and Ray Eames
Esherick House - Louis Kahn
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“These houses often serve as testing grounds for the architect’s most adventurous ideas, and the results not only showcase the designer’s brilliance but also also his or her own struggles”