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a+u 2017:10 American Architecture 1945–1970 Beginning of the Modern Architecture

a+u 2017:10

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Now widely-recognized, the mass production of lightweight and pre-fabricated building materials through industrial processes dramatically affected how we use and understand the built environment. A significant portion of the architectural experimentation that coincided with the early development of these processes took place in the United States, during the middle of the 20th Century, in large cities such as Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.

This special issue features a selection of projects from this period of the American context, that not only have proven to be critical points of reference for ideas on modern architecture but also have remained in some form of use more than half a century after their completion.

a+u American Architecture 1945–1970 Beginning of the Modern Architecture includes:

An American Age
Yasuhiro Teramatsu

American Architecture 1945–1970: From Post-War to Post-Modern
Fred A. Bernstein


MIT Baker House Dormitory
Alvar Aalto

Usonian Weltzheimer / Johnson House
Frank Lloyd Wright

Kaufmann Desert House
Richard Neutra

Case Study House #8 (Eames House)
Charles Eames

Case Study House #9 (Entenza House)
Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen

Glass House
Philip Johnson

Rockefeller Guest House
Philip Johnson

Farnsworth House
Mies van der Rohe

Ford House
Bruce Goff

Wayfarers Chapel
Lloyd Wright

860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments
Mies van der Rohe

Lever House

United Nations Headquarters
Harrison and Abramovitz, etc (Original: Le Corbusier, etc)

Yale University Art Center
Louis Kahn

Gene Bavinger House
Bruce Goff

MIT Chapel
Eero Saarinen

IIT Crown Hall
Mies van der Rohe

Seagram Building
Mies van der Rohe

Guggenheim Museum
Frank Lloid Wright

Sert House
Josep Lluis Sert

Hooper House
Marcel Breuer

Malin Residence
John Lautner

Case Study House #22 (Stahl House)
Pierre Koening

Sarasota High School
Paul Rudolph

Richards Medical Research Laboratories
Louis Kahn

Chase Manhattan Bank

U.S. Air Force Academy – Cadet Chapel

Beinecke Rare Book Library, Yale University

Dulles International Airport
Eero Saarinen

John Deere and Company
Eero Saarinen

Vanna Venturi House
Robert Venturi

Guild House
Robert Venturi

Sea Ranch Condominium
Charles Moore (MLTW), Lawrence Halprin

Oakland Museum of California
Kevin Roche

Portland Open Space Sequence
Lawrence Halprin

Ford Foundation Headquarters
Kevin Roche

Salk Institute
Louis Kahn

Kappe House
Ray Kappe

Smith House
Richard Meier

Norman Fisher House
Louis Kahn

Boston City Hall
Kallmann Mckinnell and Knowles

Lincoln Center
Wallace Harrison

House #2
Peter Eisenman

Walstrom House
John Lautner

Knights of Columbus
Kevin Roche

United States Pavilion, Expo ’67
Richard Buckminster Fuller