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Archibald Quincy Jones is among the most influential modernist architects in the United States. Jones studied architecture at the University of Washington, graduating in 1936, before moving to Los Angeles to work with modernist architects like Douglas Honnold, George Vernon Russell, and Paul R. Williams.

In 1942, Jones received a commission as a lieutenant commander in the Navy and was discharged three years later in 1945. Upon his discharge, Jones returned to LA to open up his own architectural office where he honed his unique style and voice in modernism. Jones directed much of his focus on updating and refining accessible, postwar housing, emphasizing economical and sustainable building methods.

He was among the first

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This year marks a century since the Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly referred to as Bauhaus, was established. Bauhaus was a German school of the arts founded by architect Walter Gropius that sought to combine craftsmanship, like woodworking and design, with fine arts, such as painting and sculpture. The result was an entire movement, dubbed the Bauhaus movement, that focused on uniting fine art with functional design to create practical objects accessible to a wide range of people.

Essentially, the Bauhaus movement strived to level the hierarchy of the arts. No longer was the top of the hierarchy reserved for fine arts; instead, all forms of art and design were included and converged to highlight what each brings to the table

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 With the global population continuing to grow and resource consumption at an all-time high, we’re putting a great deal of stress on Mother Earth, which is leading to very real consequences. The good news is, there’s a lot that each of us can do to reduce our carbon footprint and work to create a healthier planet, and more and more people are looking to their homes to help. In fact, most Modern+Contemporary architecture incorporates eco-friendly designs, recycled materials, and advanced technology to create energy-efficient homes that reduce the impact on our environment.

In honor of Earth Day coming up on Monday, April 22nd, we’re featuring some of the most beautiful homes that combine stunning style with eco-friendly designs.

 

Ecocapsule

Ecocapsule House Green Home Design

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Nestled in Pasadena, California, Bungalow Heaven is an idyllic, century-old neighborhood that received its name for the more than 800 bungalow homes it hosts. Most of the homes it features were built between 1905 and 1925 when people in the U.S. were moving away from fanciful Victorian architecture in favor of the more affordable and practical homes offered by the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Single Story Bungalow in Bungalow Heaven Pasadena
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California’s warm climate and economic potential led many Americans to make their way west where they could purchase brand new bungalow homes for $2,500, or less if they opted to build it themselves from one of the many available kits. One of the makers of bungalow build kits, Ready-Cut Bungalow Company,

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Born in Vienna on April 8, 1892, Richard Neutra is an Austrian-American architect who merged Bauhaus modernism with Southern California building traditions to create an original style adaptation called Desert Modernism. Neutra moved to the United States in 1923 where he worked with iconic architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Rudolf Schindler to hone his unique style.

A major critique of traditional modernism is that it imposes strict rules on people and regions despite their differences. One of the reasons Neutra became so influential was due to his flexible and personalized approach to creating modernist homes. He took care to tailor to the needs of the client and the surrounding landscape to create one-of-a-kind designs

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The sweeping arches, breezy hues, and ornamental accents of Spanish-inspired architecture draw many to invest in this style of home. The Spanish influences in California and Florida have resulted in an abundance of these homes in those regions, but Spanish-style homes are found throughout the United States, particularly in warmer climates.

If you’re like so many who have fallen in love with this style, then you might be interested in curating an interior to match. When decorating a home with such beautiful and unique architecture, finding ways to incorporate the architecture into the interior style will make your home feel that much more cohesive. The following tips are a breeze to apply and they'll leave you with a home that feels like a Spanish

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, commonly referred to as Mies, was a German-American architect who, along with architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Walter Gropius, is considered among the pioneers of modernist architecture. Mies began his career as an apprentice at the Peter Behrens’ design studio where he learned design theories and techniques working alongside the likes of Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius.

After years spent honing his design chops with prominent architects and designers, Mies became the director of famed German art and architecture school, Bauhaus. However, Nazism ultimately closed the school, leading him to move to the United States. Once in the U.S., Mies accepted a position as head of the architecture program

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There are a million and one ways to approach decorating your interior, but the best place to start is most definitely with your exterior. The architectural style of your home literally and figuratively lays the foundation of its aesthetic, providing the perfect point of reference for your interior style.

Of course, you don’t have to decorate your interior to match your exterior, but doing so provides several distinct advantages. For starters, it makes your home instantly appear seamless and cohesive. Maintaining style fluidity from the outside to the inside gives your home a polished, thoughtful appearance that results in an equally stylish and welcoming environment.

Additionally, matching your interior to your

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There’s nothing quite like the charm of a warm and welcoming Craftsman-style home. The fine craftsmanship and organic materials give them an inviting, homespun feel that leads many to want an interior to match. Of course, there’s no one way to decorate a home, but if you’re looking to cultivate an interior style that aligns with the thoughtful warmth of a Craftsman’s exterior, then there are a few tricks that make this process a breeze.

The following tips are specially designed to complement the uniquely charming aesthetic of Craftsman homes and they couldn’t be easier to apply.

Integrate Earthy Tones

Craftsman Home Bedroom Decor Earthy Tones

Craftsman Home Bedroom Earthy Tones

One of the defining features of Craftsman-style homes is their use of organic materials, so incorporating earthy tones, like sage green,

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Simply put, Frank Owen Gehry is one of the most important architects of our time. Born in Canada on February 28, 1929, Gehry’s family immigrated to Los Angeles in 1947. Gehry received an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Southern California before obtaining a graduate degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1957.

After working for various architectural firms, Gehry established his own firm in 1962. Since then, he’s been making a unique stamp on the history of American architecture. His designs are often thought of as a reaction to the formulaic Modernist buildings he grew up with. Beginning early in his career, Gehry experimented with equally unique and quirky structures that

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