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Hollywood meets Modern Architecture

This entire post is from the Team Build LLC Blog; I claim no rights to the content.


[Image Credit: Trendir]

On the heels of Oscar Season, it’s only natural that movies are on people’s minds. As architects, watching films doesn’t pertain solely to following the plotline nor catching the work of a favorite actor or director. Just as in real life, we can’t help but pay attention to the built environment that surrounds us, nor can we when watching the latest flick. It’s nice to come across some modernism gracing the scenes of movies, and it’s worth bringing them to light. Here’s a quick hit at a handful that we could recall, both recent and classic.

We’re kicking off the list with Hollywood’s favorite architect, John Lautner. His projects have graced the silver screen for decades. And likely for decades to come:

A Single Man (2009)
Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore
George’s House
Architect: John Lautner

[Image Credit: Apartment Therapy]

The Big Lebowski (1998)
Starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman
Treehorn Residence
Architect: John Lautner

[Image Credit: macphersonarchitecture.blogspot.com]

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Starring: Sean Connery and Jill St. John
Willard Whyte’s House
Architect: John Lautner

[Image Credit: centralinteriordesign.com]

It should come as no surprise that a Gosling film would feature some stellar architecture:

Crazy Stupid Love (2011)
Starring: Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell
Jacob’s House
Architect: Belzberg Architects

[Image Credit: Contemporist]

I Am Love (2009)
Starring Tilda Swinton and Flavio Parenti
Recchi House
Architect: Piero Portaluppi

[Image Credit: smallrooms.com]

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Starring Matthew Broderick and Alan Ruck
Cameron’s House
Architects: A. James Speyer and David Haid

[Image Credit:lifewithoutbuildings.net]

Sometimes, the allure of fiction gets the better us, and the line between reality and make-believe gets blurry. Namely, in the “architecture” observed in the movies that are just a result of set design:

Ghost Writer (2010)
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, and Olivia Williams
Beach House
Architect: None. Set designed on location in Germany.

[Image Credit: arestdesign.com]

North by Northwest (1959)
Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason
Vandamm House
Set design by: MGM, heavily inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

[Image Credit: hookedonhouses.net]

Then there’s the genre where the world of make-believe is made transparent: animated features. We had to add at least one, you know, for the kids:

The Incredibles (2004)
Created by: Brad Bird for Pixar, Starring: Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter
Incredibles House
Environmental design by: Scott Capler and heavily inspired by Joseph Eichler

[Image Credit: blogs.babble.com]

Last but not least, an actual FLW house that made it to the movies:

Bottle Rocket (1996)
Starring: Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, and Andrew Wilson
Bob and Future Man’s House
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright

[Image Credit: prairiemod.com]

Share any favorite films featuring modern architecture in the comments below.

Modernist architect’s legacy continues to inspire #LeCorbusier

(Source: dailymotion.com)

What's the difference? Modern vs. Post-Modern Architecture

Many non-design people use ‘modern’, ‘contemporary’, and ‘post-modern’ interchangeably when describing architecture. However, they are not equal, but rather contrasting ideologies.

Black-exterior modern homes from around the world…such a nice departure from the typical all-white modernism.

(Source: freshome.com)

The turquoise staircase in this modern home in Oklahoma by Fitzsimmons Architects is awesome.  Read and see more @FresHome.

The turquoise staircase in this modern home in Oklahoma by Fitzsimmons Architects is awesome.  Read and see more @FresHome.

Tomado Building, Dordrecht, Netherlands | Huig Aart Maaskant (1958)

Lisl Close: A modern woman who made modern buildings

Throughout a 50-year collaboration with her husband, Winston Close, she designed distinctively modern public buildings and intimate private homes while managing the family’s architecture firm and raising three children.

LIBRARY Y U NO BLINK? by visitor1337 on Flickr.Stadtbücherei Stuttgart (library), Project Blinkenlights #hacker #Germany

LIBRARY Y U NO BLINK? by visitor1337 on Flickr.

Stadtbücherei Stuttgart (library), Project Blinkenlights #hacker #Germany

Illinois Institute of Technology (by kentique - flickr)

Illinois Institute of Technology (by kentique - flickr)

(via dsthomas)

Spiral staircase (steel I-beam, pipe, plywood), home of Charles Eames, Santa Monica, CA, Aug. 1950. Photo credit: Peter Stackpole.

Spiral staircase (steel I-beam, pipe, plywood), home of Charles Eames, Santa Monica, CA, Aug. 1950. Photo credit: Peter Stackpole.

(Source: legrandcirque)

SN House, Londrina, Brazil | Studio Guilherme Torres 
SN House displays an intriguing architecture, due to its original volumetry and large spans without any pillar support.

love this hallway

The house also features a solar heating system and rainwater capture.

SN House, Londrina, Brazil | Studio Guilherme Torres 

SN House displays an intriguing architecture, due to its original volumetry and large spans without any pillar support.

love this hallway

The house also features a solar heating system and rainwater capture.

Room with a view! plus many more…
Horizontal House, Shiga, JP | Eastern Design Office




Read and see more at Choices, Architecture & Design Blog

Room with a view! plus many more…

Horizontal House, Shiga, JP | Eastern Design Office

Read and see more at Choices, Architecture & Design Blog

Britain’s Modern House Revolution | The Telegraph

Brits trade in traditional homes for modern, futurist residence inspired from abroad.

British homeowners once dreamt of rectories; now they crave glass and steel. Why? We visit the ‘new Modernists’ at home.

Vickery Family Huf Haus

Renovations and extensions in the modernist style

…and RIBA Award Winners in non-residential architecture:

Evelyn Grace Academy, London - Winner of 2011 RIBA Stirling Prize (by famed Architect Zaha Hadid)

The Wise Building Machynileth, Wales (David Lea & Pat Borer Architects)

Read more at The Telegraph

Hollywood meets Modern Architecture

This entire post is from the Team Build LLC Blog; I claim no rights to the content.


[Image Credit: Trendir]

On the heels of Oscar Season, it’s only natural that movies are on people’s minds. As architects, watching films doesn’t pertain solely to following the plotline nor catching the work of a favorite actor or director. Just as in real life, we can’t help but pay attention to the built environment that surrounds us, nor can we when watching the latest flick. It’s nice to come across some modernism gracing the scenes of movies, and it’s worth bringing them to light. Here’s a quick hit at a handful that we could recall, both recent and classic.

We’re kicking off the list with Hollywood’s favorite architect, John Lautner. His projects have graced the silver screen for decades. And likely for decades to come:

A Single Man (2009)
Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore
George’s House
Architect: John Lautner

[Image Credit: Apartment Therapy]

The Big Lebowski (1998)
Starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman
Treehorn Residence
Architect: John Lautner

[Image Credit: macphersonarchitecture.blogspot.com]

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Starring: Sean Connery and Jill St. John
Willard Whyte’s House
Architect: John Lautner

[Image Credit: centralinteriordesign.com]

It should come as no surprise that a Gosling film would feature some stellar architecture:

Crazy Stupid Love (2011)
Starring: Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell
Jacob’s House
Architect: Belzberg Architects

[Image Credit: Contemporist]

I Am Love (2009)
Starring Tilda Swinton and Flavio Parenti
Recchi House
Architect: Piero Portaluppi

[Image Credit: smallrooms.com]

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Starring Matthew Broderick and Alan Ruck
Cameron’s House
Architects: A. James Speyer and David Haid

[Image Credit:lifewithoutbuildings.net]

Sometimes, the allure of fiction gets the better us, and the line between reality and make-believe gets blurry. Namely, in the “architecture” observed in the movies that are just a result of set design:

Ghost Writer (2010)
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, and Olivia Williams
Beach House
Architect: None. Set designed on location in Germany.

[Image Credit: arestdesign.com]

North by Northwest (1959)
Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason
Vandamm House
Set design by: MGM, heavily inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

[Image Credit: hookedonhouses.net]

Then there’s the genre where the world of make-believe is made transparent: animated features. We had to add at least one, you know, for the kids:

The Incredibles (2004)
Created by: Brad Bird for Pixar, Starring: Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter
Incredibles House
Environmental design by: Scott Capler and heavily inspired by Joseph Eichler

[Image Credit: blogs.babble.com]

Last but not least, an actual FLW house that made it to the movies:

Bottle Rocket (1996)
Starring: Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, and Andrew Wilson
Bob and Future Man’s House
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright

[Image Credit: prairiemod.com]

Share any favorite films featuring modern architecture in the comments below.

Modernist architect’s legacy continues to inspire #LeCorbusier

(Source: dailymotion.com)

What's the difference? Modern vs. Post-Modern Architecture

Many non-design people use ‘modern’, ‘contemporary’, and ‘post-modern’ interchangeably when describing architecture. However, they are not equal, but rather contrasting ideologies.

Black-exterior modern homes from around the world…such a nice departure from the typical all-white modernism.

(Source: freshome.com)

The turquoise staircase in this modern home in Oklahoma by Fitzsimmons Architects is awesome.  Read and see more @FresHome.

The turquoise staircase in this modern home in Oklahoma by Fitzsimmons Architects is awesome.  Read and see more @FresHome.

Tomado Building, Dordrecht, Netherlands | Huig Aart Maaskant (1958)

Lisl Close: A modern woman who made modern buildings

Throughout a 50-year collaboration with her husband, Winston Close, she designed distinctively modern public buildings and intimate private homes while managing the family’s architecture firm and raising three children.

LIBRARY Y U NO BLINK? by visitor1337 on Flickr.Stadtbücherei Stuttgart (library), Project Blinkenlights #hacker #Germany

LIBRARY Y U NO BLINK? by visitor1337 on Flickr.

Stadtbücherei Stuttgart (library), Project Blinkenlights #hacker #Germany

Illinois Institute of Technology (by kentique - flickr)

Illinois Institute of Technology (by kentique - flickr)

(via dsthomas)

Spiral staircase (steel I-beam, pipe, plywood), home of Charles Eames, Santa Monica, CA, Aug. 1950. Photo credit: Peter Stackpole.

Spiral staircase (steel I-beam, pipe, plywood), home of Charles Eames, Santa Monica, CA, Aug. 1950. Photo credit: Peter Stackpole.

(Source: legrandcirque)

SN House, Londrina, Brazil | Studio Guilherme Torres 
SN House displays an intriguing architecture, due to its original volumetry and large spans without any pillar support.

love this hallway

The house also features a solar heating system and rainwater capture.

SN House, Londrina, Brazil | Studio Guilherme Torres 

SN House displays an intriguing architecture, due to its original volumetry and large spans without any pillar support.

love this hallway

The house also features a solar heating system and rainwater capture.

Room with a view! plus many more…
Horizontal House, Shiga, JP | Eastern Design Office




Read and see more at Choices, Architecture & Design Blog

Room with a view! plus many more…

Horizontal House, Shiga, JP | Eastern Design Office

Read and see more at Choices, Architecture & Design Blog

Britain’s Modern House Revolution | The Telegraph

Brits trade in traditional homes for modern, futurist residence inspired from abroad.

British homeowners once dreamt of rectories; now they crave glass and steel. Why? We visit the ‘new Modernists’ at home.

Vickery Family Huf Haus

Renovations and extensions in the modernist style

…and RIBA Award Winners in non-residential architecture:

Evelyn Grace Academy, London - Winner of 2011 RIBA Stirling Prize (by famed Architect Zaha Hadid)

The Wise Building Machynileth, Wales (David Lea & Pat Borer Architects)

Read more at The Telegraph

Hollywood meets Modern Architecture
Britain’s Modern House Revolution | The Telegraph

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