twentieth century architecture


Above are images of the 1945 case Study House No. 8, an iconic building by Charles and Ray Eames. If you’re in london I’d highly recommend visiting ‘The World of Charles and Ray Eames’ at the Barbican - the exhibition gives an insight into the minds of the pair who revolutionised twentieth century design in its many forms, be it leg splints, magazine covers or entire houses.

Images taken by Stephen Canon


’Wendingen’ Magazine Covers 

 ‘Wendingen’ (Upheaval), one of the principal sources for chronicling the history of twentieth-century design and architecture. Pub- lished between 1918 and 1931, virtually all of its 116 issues were edited and designed by Hendrik Theodorus Wijdeveld (1885-1989), a Dutch architect and designer who trained under Gropius and Frank Lloyd Wright. Influenced by Nieuwe Kunst (Dutch Art Nouveau), ‘Wendingen’ was resolutely eclectic in design and content, and gave equal coverage to Expressionist, individualist and even mystical sensibilities.

An archive image of the Assembly Hall in the Palais des Nations at the #UnitedNations in Geneva.

The occasion is United Nations Day - but can you guess which year it was?
a) 1949
b) 1954
c) 1964
The UN in Geneva services more than 8,000 meetings every year, making it one of the busiest conference centres in the world.

Originally the home of the League of Nations, the Palais is an outstanding testimony to twentieth century architecture. To protect the environment and take climate action, the building now uses renewable energy for air conditioning, solar lamps for hot water and lighting & more.

Photo: ungeneva