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A Movement in a Moment: The International Style

Discover how a 1932 MoMA exhibition helped introduce the entire world to the joys of modern architecture. During the summer of 1932 a new exhibition was touring the United States. Entitled Modern Architecture: International Exhibition, it was the Museum of Modern Art’s first architectural show, and had drawn around 33,000 visitors during its six-week run at MoMA in New...

Selldorf and Diller’s rival plans for UK’s national treasure

Diller, Scofidio + Renfro and Selldorf Architects have unveiled two very different visions for a UK stately home. Clandon Park in the South East of England, was one of the UK’s cultural treasures. Built in the 1720 and 30s by the Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni, the house was one of the finest Palladian-style buildings in Britain, until a fire...

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House is an early example of Mayan Revival architecture

In celebration of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday this week, we’re looking back at five of his most pioneering projects. Next up is the Hollyhock House, which was influenced by the style of seventh-century Mayan temples. Located in the East Hollywood neighbourhood of Los Angeles, Hollyhock House was completed between 1919 and 1921. As Wright’s first house in Southern California, it...

Glazed meditation room overlooks traditional courtyard from Nanjing home

Ming Gu Design has grafted a glazed meditation area onto this historic home in Nanjing, China, which projects out to overhang a central courtyard. The Nanjing-based architecture studio added the gabled meditation room, which features glass walls, to the centre of the heritage-listed house. The meditative space protrudes outwards and overhangs the base of the existing structure of the house, appearing as if it is suspended...

10 idyllic Greek island retreats from Dezeen’s Pinterest boards

Following the completion of an unusually domed holiday home in Greece, we’ve rounded up 10 summer houses on far-flung Greek islands, including a modernist home inspired by Yves Klein’s paintings and a once earthquake-damaged property restored using historical photographs. Silver House, Zante, by Olivier Dwek Olivier Dwek’s modernist house perches above the coastline of Zante, a popular Greek holiday island. Its stark white design draws inspiration...