Ellie Stathaki | 7 May 2022

Modernist architecture: news and features on the architectural movement

Modernism has been a defining movement in architecture throughout the 20th century – and remains so even today. Modernist architecture – often also referred to as mid century architecture – sprung from a passion for innovation and new building techniques.

The style has various regional expressions across the globe, but is often characterised by clean, geometric forms, large openings and strip windows, a lack of ornamentation and the use of concrete, steel and glass (although brick makes its appearance too). Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer, Eileen Grey, Lina Bo Bardi, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Tadao Ando, Paul R. Williams and Geoffrey Bava are just some of this movement’s prominent champions and pioneers. 

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