mid century modern architects

Colón Tower, Barcelona, Spain.

(Arch. Josep Anglada, Daniel Gelabert & Josep Ribas, 1965-71)

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.

O’Donnell 33 Building, Madrid, Spain.

(Arch. Antonio Lamela, 1956-58)

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.

Callao’s Galerías Preciados shopping mall, Madrid, Spain.

(Arch. Antonio Perpiñá, 1964-68)

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.

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Kohl’s Racine Wisconsin Night by Heather David
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Architects: Jordan Miller and George Waltz

Santísimo Sacramento Church, Madrid, Spain.

(Arch. José María de la Vega, 1955-66)

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.

flytofight  asked:

I love your blog. Who is your favorite mid-century modern architect and what is your favorite mcm building? Also, are there any lesser known mcm architects/buildings you'd like to see get more attention?

Mid century modern is such an ambiguous term. It includes architecture, furniture, and graphic design from the middle of the 20th century. Many of my favorite architects like Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, Aldo van Eyck, Jorn Utzon, Marcel Breuer, Charles and Ray Eames, Bertrand Goldberg, Louis Kahn, Oscar Niemeyer Paul Rudolph, Eero Saarinen, and Richard Neutra could be considered MCM architects, for me they are all Modernists.

Lately though some people seem to use the term exclusively for residential and furniture design from the decade after WWII, almost like if the California residential architecture of Neutra was the poster child of the movement. 

Here are a couple of my favorite projects from that era:

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Monte Esquinza 41 Building, Madrid, Spain.

(Arch. Javier Carvajal, 1966-68)

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.

Prevádzková budova Chemapol (Chemapol’s administrative building), Bratislava-Ružinov, Slovakia.

(Arch. Ľudovít Jendreják, 1968-73) 

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.

Chapel of the Central Military Hospital “Gómez Ulla”, Madrid, Spain.

(Arch. General Juan Cámpora Rodríguez, 1967-75)

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.

María Agustín 84 Building, Zaragoza, Spain.

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.

Monte Esquinza 41 Building, Madrid, Spain.

(Arch. Javier Carvajal, 1966-68)

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.

Caracas Building, Madrid, Spain.

(Arch. Javier Carvajal, 1966-70)

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.

O’Donnell 34 Building, Madrid, Spain.

(Arch. Antonio Lamela, 1964-65)

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.