Shigeru Ban

Shigeru Ban is one of the rare architects of today who is equally responsible to nature and humans. His words and deeds truly speak the same language. Crucial moment in his career happened in 2014, when he got the Pritzker’s Prize. Japanese architect, Toyo Ito, who won this award one year before, described Shigeru in …

Ernő Goldfinger – The Towering Man Behind Trellick and Balfron

“There are good and bad architects. I’m a good architect.” The words Ernő Goldfinger used to describe himself speak volumes of his character, strong-willed and uncompromising. It therefore comes as no surprise that a degree of notoriety and controversy followed the Hungarian-born architect and designer throughout his lifetime, due in part to his work, but …

SANAA

Established by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa in 1995, Japanese firm SANAA has since become a leading force of the twenty first century architectural scene. It is with a quiet confidence that the duo has swept the world off its feet with their distinctly minimalist, highly sensitive and thoughtful designs. SANAA’s extensive portfolio includes the …

Eero Saarinen

He didn’t write books nor did he comment on them. Many people criticized him for not having a clear attitude. He thought that his works didn’t belong to any movement and that each one is adjusted to a problem. He listened to his clients carefully and considered them to be “co-creators”. Eero Saarinen moved boundaries …

Gaetano Pesce

Gaetano Pesce began his career in the sixties, and ever since, it has been an eclectic mélange of styles, techniques and interpretations. It would be hard to define in a chronological manner: an order doesn’t exist. For a New York exhibition titled “Age of Contaminations” which provides a retrospective of Pesce’s work from 1968 – …

Eileen Gray

The most recent attempts to shed light on an often overlooked, but greatly important pioneer of the Modern movement have brought Eileen Gray back to the spotlight. A 2014 documentary “Gray Matters” tastefully focuses on the career and legacy of the architect and designer. The 2015 film “The Price of Desire” dramatizes her private life …

Marcel Breuer

One of the most significant figures to emerge from the Bauhaus, the architect and designer Marcel Breuer had a pivotal role in bringing the revered art school’s modernist visions to life. From his beginnings as a bright student to his expanding career as a young master at the school, his designs remain a celebrated symbol …

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: The Master of Modernism

How would you describe Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in one word? A question for followers on the Bauhaus Movement Instagram page. Less, modernism, tutto, clarity, balance, poet, elegant, master, style, stunning, precise, objective, simple, icon, sharp, professor, synthesis, finesse, details, visionary, tasteful, minimal, beautiful, crafter, magnificent, timeless, revolutionary, brilliant, transcendental… These were only some …

Gio Ponti

Architect, designer, writer, editor – Gio Ponti has been called the “Godfather” of Italian design. With his prolific and extraordinarily diverse oeuvre he left a lasting mark on the development of twentieth century architecture and design. Primarily in his homeland and later, the world.  Gio Ponti’s Beginning Gio Ponti was born in 1891 in Milan, …