Posts Tagged ‘Walter Gropius’

Tweet Today’s post is the second in a series about Learning from Le Corbusier by guest writer Alison King of Modern Phoenix. If you missed the first part, catch it here.  Learning from Le Corbusier, a Series – Part II In our previous installation (link here) we encountered the first of Le Corbusier’s three Points of New Architecture: piloti, open floor plans and ribbon windows. We left you at the threshhold of Corbu’s apartment and were just about to enter his studio space, pictured above, showing you details you just can’t find in coffeetable books. Now we enter his most…

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August 29, 2013

Le Corbusier’s Studio Apartment in Paris, 1931

by: Alison King

Tweet Today’s post is the first in a series about Learning from Le Corbusier by guest writer Alison King. Alison is the founding editor of and Associate Professor of Graphic Design and History at the Art Institute of Phoenix. In 2013 Modern Phoenix celebrated its first ten years of publishing original articles, photographs and primary sources. Alison wrote “Everyman’s Modernist”, the authorized biography of Ralph Haver AIA, and is currently creating a definitive inventory of all buildings designed by Arizona architect Al Beadle with the assistance of his family and friends at Learning from Le Corbusier, a Series – Part 1 Charles-Édouard Jeanneret…

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Tweet “Beginning in the early 1930’s, Chicago architects Fred and William Keck began a decade-long investigation of south-facing windows in residences that became the first to be called ‘solar houses’.  During this same period, two internationally reknowned modern architects, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breur, both applied climatic analysis as major design determinants, as evidenced by generous south-facing and properly shaded windows.  Frank Lloyd Wright in his Usonian house designs in Wisconsin and simultaneously in his design of Taliesen West in Arizona, all executed in the late 1930s, ingeniously and appropriately applied climatic design elements to diverse and contrasting climates, giving…

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