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Pearl Bay Residence by Gavin Maddock Design Studio is in Yzerfontein, South Africa. The house, 90km north of Cape Town, is next to a nature reserve overlooking the ocean. The rectangular, double-storey structure incorporates a gallery and outdoor living spaces. Photography: Adam Letch

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From top: Fallingwater, Frederick Robie House, Hollyhock House

Eleven buildings designed by modernist architect Frank Lloyd Wright are being considered by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for World Heritage status. Despite being many miles apart, the nominated designs are being considered as a single entry. They include: Fallingwater in Pennsylvania; Frederick Robie House in Chicago; Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, and Jacobs House, Taliesin and Taliesin West, all in Wisconsin. The U.S. Department of Interior recommended Wright’s work on the basis of its creative contribution to twentieth-century architecture.

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Bluff House by Auhaus Architecture, in Barwon Heads, Victoria, Australia was completed in 2013. The three storey house, which uses copper, timber, concrete and glass, is built into a sloped site, and has roof gardens to connect it to the surrounding landscape. Photography: Trevor Mein & Auhaus Architecture

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Architecture The Whole Story

Buildings designed by renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia Brasília (1956-70), Oscar Niemeyer, Brasília, Brazil © Gregg Newton/Corbis

The Egg - Albany, New York State The Egg (1978), Harrison & Abramovitz, Albany, New York, USA © Alan Schein Photography/Corbis

‘Architecture: The Whole Story’, published by Thames & Hudson on September 8th, covers the different periods and styles of architecture chronologically, from prehistoric times to the present day. The chapter on Modern Architecture includes studies of Modernism, International Style, Brutalism and High-Tech Modernism. The foreword is by Richard Rogers, renowned for his modernist and functionalist architecture, and Philip Gumuchdjian, who came to fame following his Think Tank house in Ireland.

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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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