Friday Lecture – The House as a Machine for Living in: Approaches of Modern Architecture Towards the Domestic House with Mike Hope
Since Le Corbusier’s famous quote in 1923 (Toward an Architecture) Modernist architects have grappled with the seemingly impossible conundrum of creating an efficient and beautiful yet warm and inviting home.
The lecture will examine the issues through a series of judicious quotes and examples of famous Modernist houses. In many cases one-off individual buildings have helped to propel the Modernist architectural cause, internationally over the last one hundred years. In the immediate post-war period these houses would give rise to what would become known as The Mid Century House and be synonymous with the zenith of the American Dream.
Includes lunch. Lunch is served from 1pm and lecture begins at 2pm.