Architecture Porn Too: Rotterdam’s Markthal Has A BIG Cornucopia


The enormous Markthal Rotterdam, an open market building, has this amazing 36,000 square foot mural covering its rounded ceiling. The mural, by artists Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam, “Cornucopia”, features fruit, vegetables, and market goods rising into the sky like cathedral mural. The building, designed by MVRDV, features an open food market with ... See the Rest

Conceptual Cliffhanger: Check Out These Dramatic Aussie Digs


Australian prefab architects, Modscape Concept, have mocked up a pretty exciting five story home that's been getting noticed. Cliff House was inspired by "the shape of barnacles clinging to a hull of a ship". It hangs off the side of a cliff, rather than sitting on top of it. The prefab modules are stacked on top of each other. Residents would ... See the Rest

A Cement Factory Becomes A Cathedral Of Architectural Splendor


Forty years ago, architect Ricardo Bofill found a disused cement factory, an industrial complex from the turn of the century consisting of over 30 silos, subterranean galleries and huge machine rooms. He decided to transform it into the head office of his firm, Taller de Arquitectura. The factory was partially in ruins and was a laundry list of ... See the Rest

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Stephen Collins Man About Modernism Modernism Week

This episode of Man About Modernism for Modernism Week  features the Man About Modernism Party at Stephen Collins' home! ... Watch Now

The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat


In 1959, a working-class government employee in the tiny desert town of Lone Pine, California, asked world-famous modern architect Richard Neutra to design his modest family home. To his surprise, Neutra agreed. Thus began an unlikely friendship that would last until Neutra's death in 1970. The Oyler House: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat tells the ... See the Rest

Real Estate Porn 2: Casa Mi Is Art-itecture


Swiss architects Daluz/Gonzalez have created the sublime Casa Mi, which sits on a serene lake in Herrliberg, Switzerland. Mixing concrete and marble with minimalism, to me this is a sculpture for living. Every angle reveals more refined beauty – it needs no art on its walls, nor words to describe its genius. But those bedroom sheets have to go... ... See the Rest

Man About Modernism Featured on HGTV’s FrontDoor Blog!

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Here's a little kicker to jump-start your weekend merriment:  check the latest on HGTV's blog Front Door, showcasing some drool-worthy homes as featured on Man About Modernism! ALSO, make sure to catch our latest episode granting an exclusive tour around Skuris/DeCancio House, one of the most elegant homes in Palm Springs, originally designed and ... Watch Now

Recently Dead: W.A. Sarmiento

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W.A. Sarmiento, the man who changed the way banks looked by making them friendlier and more inviting, has died of natural causes. He was 91. From the LA Times: "With their soaring pillars, immense bronze doors and dimly lit interiors, banks used to make small depositors feel even smaller – but at least they believed their money would be safe. By ... See the Rest