SCI-Arc founding director and “unparalleled” architect Ray Kappe dies aged 92

SCI-Arc founding director and celebrated Californian modernist Ray Kappe has passed away aged 92, leaving behind “a body of architecture of the highest level”. Kappe established the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) with his wife Shelly Kappe, Thom Mayne, Jim Stafford, Glen Small, Ahde Lahti and Bill Simonian in 1972. The late architect is […]

Workstead launches new lighting collection at Philip Johnson’s Glass House

New York design studio Workstead has displayed a series of light fixtures influenced by forms used by modernist architect Philip Johnson inside his Glass House in Connecticut. Archetype by Workstead was displayed inside the Glass House because its forms and textures reference the modern style of the property  The new series called Archetype presents three […]

ArtCenter Viewbook features 40,500 unique modernist-inspired covers

US designer Brad Bartlett used an algorithm to give each copy of design school the ArtCenter’s prospectus a different cover, playing on the modernist graphics of alumnus Alvin Lustig. The Viewbook is a publication that the ArtCenter College of Design puts out every two years for the benefit of prospective students. It profiles the work […]

Modernist Casa Möbius reinvigorated with contemporary designs for Mexico City’s design week

Second Life showcases the works of Mexican architects and designers at the modernist Casa Möbius on the outskirts of Mexico City as part of the city’s design week. The installation, called Second Life, took place at Casa Möbius, the studio and home of the late modernist architect Ernesto Gómez Gallardo. The rooms of the two-storey, […]

Le Courbusier’s colourful final pavilion re-opens in Zurich

Pavilion Le Corbusier, has reopened to the public in Zurich after architects Silvio Schmed and Arthur Rüegg restored the art museum to its original state. The colourful museum is the final project built by the pioneer of modernist architecture, and its glass and steel structure was an unusual departure from Le Corbusier‘s predilection for concrete. […]

Enclosure Architects revives Rudolph Schindler’s Manola Court apartments in Los Angeles

A Los Angeles apartment building designed by modernist architect Rudolph Schindler has been updated by local firm Enclosure Architects to provide accommodation for its owners as well as short-term stays. Tash Rahbar and Scott Strumwasser of the firm were enlisted to restore the sixteen-unit complex Manola Court, which Austrian-born American architect Schindler completed in Los […]

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