Archive

HOUSE OF THE WEEK

5245ece6e8e44ecb17000256_pete-mane-architecture-paradigm_dsc5110

5245ed06e8e44e67bf000245_pete-mane-architecture-paradigm_dsc5215

5245ecd2e8e44ecb17000255_pete-mane-architecture-paradigm_dsc5079

5245ec83e8e44ecb1700024f_pete-mane-architecture-paradigm_dsc4981

This modern house, completed in 2012 by Architecture Paradigm, is located in Gundelpet, a small town close to Mysore, in southern India.

The house is 2,400 sq ft and is designed to accommodate and encourage a social lifestyle between two families. The living and dining spaces are double height, there are outdoor living areas, and flexible indoor living spaces.

The use of earthy clay tiles, stone, cement and wood draws from local low-rise developments, at the same time as reflecting the progressive nature of the local area.

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

b11773a77b23195d63371c958be2f3d2

goddard-mandolene-residence-exterior-rear

goddard-mendolene-residence-house-interior-stand-alone-fireplace Photography: Dwell

Built in 1957, Witthoefft House was designed and lived in by the architect Arthur Witthoefft. At the time, he was an architect in the Manhattan office of corporate modernists Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Set in woodland in Westchester County, New York, the house is a one-storey modernist structure with a concrete slab foundation, exposed steel structure and glass walls. In 1962, Witthoefft won the American Institute of Architects‘ (AIA) First Honor award for the project.

He sold the property in 1989. After falling into disrepair, it was bought by its current owners, Todd Goddard and Andrew Mandolene. Engaging Witthoefft as a consultant, they renovated the property, preserving over 75% of the original structure, and continue to live in the house today.

In 2011, Witthoefft was made a Fellow of the AIA. In the same year, the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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

laricarda6

laricarda7

laricarda5

laricarda8
Photos Michele Curel

Casa Gomis is a modernist house set in the La Ricarda estate of north-eastern Spain. It was designed by architect Antonio Bonet Castellana, in close collaboration with the owner Ricardo Gomis and his wife Inés Bertrand Mata. Built between 1953 and 1963, the house features an undulating vaulted roof and was very experimental for its time. It remains the property of the Gomis Bertrand family, who are dedicated to preserving it in its original state. The woodland which it stands in is sandwiched between the Mediterranean Sea and Barcelona airport, which has expanded since the house was built.

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

Picker-House-Publication-Front-Cover1

DSC_0997

DSC_0988

DSC_0973

The Stanley Picker House in Kingston Upon Thames was designed in 1968 by British modernist architect Kenneth Wood for the businessman Stanley H. Picker (1913-1982). In 1976 Kenneth Wood returned to build a private gallery in the garden, dedicated to Picker’s growing art collection.

The house features contemporary furnishings, acquired through the then recently established Terence Conran Group.

In 2012 a book was published by Philip Wilson Publishers about the house and its interior, The Stanley Picker House and Collection: A Late 1960s Home for Modern Art and Design.

A Modernist in Suburbia is a short film by Fiona Fisher and Gilly Booth/hijack which examines architect Kenneth Wood’s wider career. It was created to accompany The Occupants exhibition at the Stanley Picker Gallery in 2012.

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

dezona_6

>dezona_1

dezona_3

dezona_4

horizontalhouse1
Photos by Koichi Torimura

Horizontal House by Eastern Design Office is in a mountain village containing just six houses in all. The shape of the building traces the boundary of the village. Because of the horizontal slits in the wall, the scenery outside can always be seen from within the house. Eastern Design Office is a collaborative architectural and design firm in Kyoto, Japan.

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

Lignon_ph.Claudio_MerliniC

jmp_008_013626

1757435_Lignon_web_3

Located outside Geneva, this is the largest-scale housing development in Switzerland. The project, designed to house 10,000 people, was built between 1963 and 1971 in response to a housing shortage. It is made up of 84 blocks in total, and measures 1km. Originally built to last 25 years, the development still stands today. In 2009 the façades, massing and external features were listed.

Due to changing energy-performance standards, a study was commissioned to improve the façade of the building whilst retaining its architectural and social value, and refurbishment work was carried out by Jean-Paul Jaccaud Architects. The structure has just been awarded a ‘Grand Prix’ Laureate in the 2013 EU Awards for Cultural Heritage.

A talk by Franz Graf, a specialist in the preservation of modern architecture who worked on conserving the complex, will take place on December 6th at ABA Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London. For more information, visit docomomo-uk.co.uk or call 020 7253 6624.

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

tumblr_ldqfovlc2T1qch4b0

tumblr_ldqfnwN8jJ1qch4b0

house-van-wassenhove

The Belgian architect Juliaan Lampens set up his practice in 1950 in Eke, near Ghent. His work was influenced by the modern architecture on show at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. In 1960 he built his own house, and the residences he subsequently designed have a minimalist, concrete, bunker-like style. Typically his houses are closed off to the public on one side and completely open on the other. Lampens worked almost exclusively in concrete, wood and glass. The House Van Wassenhove displays his Brutalist style, which carries influences from Mies Van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer and the concrete bunkers that he observed on the Atlantic coast. The house now belongs to the university of Ghent. In 1995 Lampens was awarded the Lampens Belgian Award for Architecture.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,898 other followers

%d bloggers like this: