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Shamberg House by Richard Meier, in Chappaqua, New York, was built in 1974. It is part of a series of white Corbusier-influenced modernist houses by Meier called the “white villas”. The double-storey concrete and glass villa, located on a hillside, has since been extended and modernised.

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This tour through central London, on Saturday 30th August, will look anew at the shape and form of a number of buildings, in light of Louis Kahn’s use of geometry. The tour, organised by The Design Museum and Open-City, will be led by Richard Weston, Professor of Architecture at Cardiff University and author of the book ‘Modernism’. It accompanies the current exhibition at The Design Museum, Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture, which runs until 12th October.

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House in Lo Curro, in Santiago, Chile by Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados was completed in 2009. It combines concrete and glass with natural textures, including stone walls and wooden floors. Large sliding doors and a glazed central corridor maximise the views of the local habitat. Photography: Martín Schmidt

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Plastic House by Dieter Schmid was designed in 1963. Schmid was fascinated by the opportunities offered by construction with standard components. Plastic House was completely prefabricated and easily transportable. It was the first house of its kind in Europe. Schmid and his family lived in the house, on the outskirts of Biberach, Germany, for 11 years, before it was sold and demolished in 1975.

For modern properties for sale and to let in the UK, visit The Modern House.

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Varatojo House by Atelier Data is near the city of Torres Vedras, Portugal. The building, clad in copper-coloured cement and cork, is built around a sunken wildflower garden. A row of recycled railway sleepers border the property, which can slide open to reveal the ground floor, or slide shut to hide the windows and entrance. An indoor swimming pool looks straight through the house, across to the northern hills. Photography: Richard John Seymour

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Until 24 Aug 2014
Pitzhanger Manor House and Gallery, London W5

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Images: Architectural drawing, Alvar Aalto Foundation; Paimio Chair (1931-2)

This exhibition brings together the work of modernist architect and designer Alvar Aalto, and contemporary Finnish photographer Ola Kolehmainen.

Pitzhanger Manor House features a collection of original house designs and plans by Aalto. There are also examples of his chairs, tables, lights and textiles, as well as glassware designed by his first wife and collaborator, Aino Aalto. Kolehmainen’s photographs, which examine repetitive patterns in architecture, are exhibited in Pitzhanger Manor Gallery – a modernist gallery built in 1939.

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was the most important Finnish architect of the 20th century, and a central figure in international modernism. His sculptural and highly functional furniture, produced in the 1930s, remains influential today.

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House for architects and artists, completed by AFGH in 2004, is situated at the foot of the Üetliberg mountain in Zurich, Switzerland. The building, which contains two double-storey apartments and two roof apartments, is designed so that all residents have a south-facing view and a north-facing view of the city. The house combines a concrete core, wooden structure and galvanised steel facade. Photography: Valentin Jeck

For modern properties for sale and to let in the UK, visit The Modern House.

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