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archiveofaffinities: Gunnar Birkerts, Calvary …

archiveofaffinities:

Gunnar Birkerts, Calvary Baptist Church, Detroit, Michigan, 1974-1977

Lincoln Elementary School, Columbus, IN, Gunn…

Lincoln Elementary School, Columbus, IN, Gunnar Birkerts, 1967

L. Frances Smith Elementary School, Columbus …

L. Frances Smith Elementary School, Columbus (Indiana), John M. Johansen, 1969

archivesofamericanart: Archives Road Trip: No…

archivesofamericanart:

Archives Road Trip: North Dakota

In 1960 the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery hired Bauhaus architect and designer, Marcel Breuer (1902–1982), to design its new spiritual home in Bismarck. Breuer would later call this project his “jewel on the prairie.” In this 1963 photograph of the completed project, two Sisters converse in the strikingly modern cloister, a covered walkway that demarcated monastic space from everyday life. Precast, concrete “vees” carry the weight of the cloister roof and also frame sweeping views of the Great Plains. The monastery praised Breuer for embracing “Benedictine spirit in form and flexible function,” echoing the Bauhaus doctrine “form follows function.”

This photograph of the Cloister Walk in the Convent of the Annunciation by Shin Koyama is on view in our exhibition Off the Beaten Track: A Road Trip through the Archives of American Art on view through June 3 in our Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery in Washington, D.C. 

danismm: Rounded Classrooms at Overlook Scho…

danismm:

Rounded Classrooms at Overlook School, Abington, Pa. 1952

Constant Springs Residence / Alter Studio

Constant Springs Residence / Alter Studio

Photos © Casey Dunn

Owl Creek Residence / Skylab Architecture

Owl Creek Residence / Skylab Architecture

Photos © Jeremy Bittermann, Stephen Miller

Catskills House / J_spy Architecture and Desig…

Catskills House / J_spy Architecture and Design

Photos © Amanda Kirkpatrick

Phillip Weidner. Goose Creek Tower. Alaska. USA. Video: YouTube:…

Phillip Weidner. Goose Creek Tower. Alaska. USA. Video: YouTube: Great Big Story.

Although Goose Creek Tower appears plucked from the pages of a children’s book, Phillip Weidner’s home is anything but fictional. When he’s not working as one of Alaska’s top trial attorneys, this DIY architect is building his “poem to the sky.“​

Further Lane Pool House / Robert Young Archite…

Further Lane Pool House / Robert Young Architects

Photos © Frank Oudeman