The simple, clean style of modernist architecture has proved to have staying power, and is explored in a new book, ‘Ornament Is Crime’ by Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill.
The legacy and continued influence of modernism on residential architecture is examined in a new book compiled by Messrs Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill, the cofounders of design-led real estate agency The Modern House.
Longtime purveyors of the finest online property porn, The Modern House has now launched an exquisite new book to pore over.
In this extract from Ornament is Crime, a ‘visual manifesto’ celebrating iconic modernist architecture from the 1920s up to the present day, Matt Gibberd explains the importance of the movement and how a shared passion for design helped build one of the UK’s top property agencies.
The book begins with a detailed introduction to modernism intertwined with Matt Gibberd’s personal story surrounding the establishment of The Modern House, a pioneering estate agency for Britain’s best design-led living spaces.
WF Crittall’s 1934 house is a British modern classic, and not just because of the metal windows.
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This four-bedroom house in an area of outstanding natural beauty has an industrial past.
The buyer of this converted warehouse in south London, isn’t just buying a unique living space, they’re practically buying into an artist collective. Located on one of the most creative streets in London, they’ll be neighbours with a Turner Prize-nomnated artist and a Mercury Prize-winning musician.
The Grade II listed former country residence of W.F. Crittall, the Technical Director of the revered Crittall Metal Window Company, has come up for sale.
Featuring timber-framed windows and a minimalist white interior, this one-bedroom property is in the Lilian Baylis School development, a former 1960s brutalist-style listed school that was recently converted into modern homes.
What could Chinneck’s own house look like? He and his partner, the dress designer Lu Flux, and their young daughter, Bloom, live in an eight-bedroom brick Victorian in Forest Gate that they lovingly revitalized.
From a converted medieval barn in Canterbury, to a house in Hertfordshire designed by Jørn Utzon, the architect of Sydney Opera House
Harpenden, England — Few people passing through the small English town of Harpenden, 30 miles north of London, realize it has what the architecture critic Hugh Pearman has described as “probably the best Modern house in the world.”
Nestled closely between two other quintessential period homes on a quiet residential street in London, this house went through a renovation that turned the ageing structure into a modern family home.
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