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Dom-ino HouseLe Corbusier’s comparisons between a conventional houseand Dom-ino House
Four House Types. Le Corbusier.Artistically animatedPure cubeDom-ino5 points
III.D. Villa Savoye. France Le Corbusier.Ground floor“A house is a Machine for living in.”
Main floor. Villa Savoye. France. Le Corbusier.
Villa Savoye. France. Le Corbusier.Roof terraceKitchen.
Study Questions for Lecture 111.Compare and contrast Alvar Aalto’s architecture of the 1930s with the work of European modernists such as Gropius, Mies, and Le Corbusier. What were the similarities and differences?2.Compare and contrast Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture of the 1930s with the work of European modernists such as Gropius, Mies, and Le Corbusier. What were the similarities and differences?3.What were some of the characteristics of modernist architecture in Brazil? How were Le Corbusier’s ideas modified?4.How did architects in Japan relate European modernism to historical Japanese architecture?
Lovell House (Health House). Los Angeles (1929). Richard Neutra.Neutra was Austrian, came to the U.S. to work in Chicago, worked briefly for Wright, then moved to California in 1926. He designed this house for Philip Lovell, a physician who emphasized sunlight, exercise and hygiene as elements of healthy living. One of the most advanced at its time.Gunnitte concrete,Spray onconcrete
Lovell House (Health House). Los Angeles (1929). Richard Neutra.Compare with Mies’s Tugendhat House and Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoie.The Lovell House was one of the first steel-frame houses in the U.S. Neutra used 4” square columns and standardized windows.
Kaufmann House (Falling Water)., PA (1936-38). Frank Lloyd Wright
Kaufmann House., PA Frank Lloyd Wright.Most new Modernistic houses manage to look as though cut from from cardboard with scissors, the sheets of cardboard folded or bent in rectangles with the cardboard forms glued together in a box like forms in a childish attempt to make buildings resemble steamships, flying machines or locomotives.Writes critique on international style:
Kaufmann house compared to Mies’sTugendhat House and Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoie.Frank Lloyed Wright, Bruno Taut, (Book) and Walter Gropius (Essay) all admired Japan art and Architecture.
Okada House. Tokyo (1933). Sutemi Horiguchi .Compare with Theo van Doesburg’s Counter Composition V(1924).Members of Bunriha-1 of earliest Japanese modernist groups. His approach varied according to commission but for houses he often incorporated elements inspired by historical buildings