Last Friday, (my favorite architect) Victor Lundy celebrated his 96th birthday. So in honor of the extraordinary Mr. Lundy, an architect who blurred the line between art/architecture, beaux arts/bauhaus, sculpture/technology, here is a rundown of all of my Lundy-related posts.
the warm mineral springs hotel
Lundy called this design a "forest of architectural palms." It is Florida Modernism at its very best.
midmod monday: lundy's unitarian meeting house
A swooping stunner that seems to grow from the ground toward some spiritual and technological truth. Rarely does modernism impress more than it does here.
victor lundy's space flowers
Designed for the New York World's Fair of 1964, Lundy's bubble-like sculptural pneumatics garnered near universal acclaim. They even made Philip Johnson jealous.
the u.s. tax court building
Lundy's most high-profile commission, this modern monolith reimagined what it meant to be a federal monument.
take me to (drive-in) church
This glass sanctuary in the trees brought modern architecture (and modern spirituality) to the masses.
You'll be seeing much more of his work here in the future, but in the meantime-
Happy Birthday, Mr. Lundy.
Image at top:
G.E. Kidder Smith, Unitarian Meeting House. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
This architectural historian cannot stop thinking about buildings, food, and that vintage rug she found online.