the "Ardmore Experiment"
Earlier this month, claass HAUS took a look at Frank Lloyd Wright’s ambitious American System-Built Homes. Constructed just two decades later, Wright's (little known) Suntop Homes are yet another example of the architect’s pioneering experiments in suburban housing.
Never lacking in controversy, Minoru Yamasaki’s distinctive, delicate, and highly original mode of modernism finally seems to be garnering the appreciation it so deserves. Today on claass HAUS, we take a look at one of Yamasaki's most notable commissions- the Northwestern National Life Insurance Building.
the chicago flamingo
Imagine a tinker tape parade, thousands of spectators lining the streets, a smiling celebrity waving from the back of a bandwagon. As unlikely as it seems, this is exactly what transpired on October 25, 1974, when the City of Chicago unveiled its newest piece of public art- Alexander Calder's Flamingo. Certainly not the usual reception for Modern art, the circus-themed opening of Calder's bright red sculpture was met with great fanfare, and decades later the work still remains a beloved part of the Chicago landscape.
More on Calder's midcentury masterpiece on claass HAUS today.
Today on claass HAUS- 10 things to know about the pioneering California Modernist Greta Magnusson Grossman.
Happy Birthday, Eero Saarinen.
Today we honor the late Gunnar Birkerts.
This Rudolph Schindler-designed church remains a bit of a mystery. Find out more on today's claass HAUS.
Last month, I covered G. Milton Small’s (sadly demolished) North Carolina State University Student Bookstore. Lucky for us, this little gem is still standing, so find out more on today's claass HAUS.
the la jolla woman's club
Don't know much about Irving Gill? You should. Find out more today on claass HAUS.
Today on midMOD monday- the Tuskegee University Chapel.
This architectural historian cannot stop thinking about buildings, food, and that vintage rug she found online.