Modernist Petrol Stations by various architects
Some famous architects including Albert Frey, Mies van der Rohe, and Willem Dudok started with gas stations.
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Friis& Moltke, Bigaards House, Brabrand, Denmark, (1963)
| smith and williams | booth house | 1956 |
House W by Bayer & Strobel Architekten
The openable windows that tend to have larger frames are recessed, not detracting from the minimalistic appeal.
Illustration by Éva Le Roi for Good Architecture? by Bob Van Reeth
" Architecture is not functional, its elementary. A building is a possibility, is conducive, preferably taciturn, silent, is willing, liberates space, mediates. Buildings as intelligent ruins. Good buildings […] are, following Kant, ‘purposive without a purpose’. […] Architecture dos not pass in time, time passes in architecture. Good buildings are straightforward. They are generous.”
From Good Architecture? by Bob Van Reeth in Oase 90
One of my favourite European projects at the moment is this renovation of a series of farm buildings to create one family home in Portugal. I am particularly impressed by the architects ability to meld the old with the new inside.
João Branco architects kept external alterations to a minimum, whilst creating large, contemporary spaces inside from a muted palette of materials to create an airy but homely atmosphere. A large mezzanine overlooks the main living space to create a lively family room that still has areas to retreat to creating a highly liveable home.