Noyes House 2, 1954, Eliot Noyes. All photographs copyright Michael Biondo The authors of Midcentury Houses Today believe that good mid-century architecture “is not static, but seeks to reinvent itself as it adapts to new ways of life”. Amen to that. This is a view we definitely share. The book focuses on 16 Modern […]
Instagram can be a brilliant source of inspiration for design enthusiasts, from discovering gorgeous interiors to little seen designs by lesser known designers. And there’s plenty on the mid-century theme to be explored and enjoyed too. Here is a selection of our favourite mid-century Instagram accounts (aside from our own @midcenturymag account of course!) – do […]
England’s Post-War Listed Buildings If you need a reminder of the ambitions and achievements of post-war architecture, a flick through England’s Post-War Listed Buildings is a good place to start. A comprehensive guide to over 650 buildings, monuments and landscapes listed for protection since 1945, it’s impressive not only for its size – weighing in […]
If you like mid-century architecture, chances are that at some point you’ll have found yourself idly browsing (if not virtually stalking) the properties sold by The Modern House. As the business celebrates its tenth anniversary, we spoke to Albert Hill, co-owner and founder, to find out more about what the last decade has taught them […]
In MidCentury 09, John Grindrod, author of the book Concretopia: A Journey Around The Building of Postwar Britain describes his love of the public information films he discovered during his research. Take a look at some of the films he describes, and experience a trip around Britain’s new towns without having to leave your armchair. […]
If you have a love of architecture and LEGO then A Lego Architect by Tom Alphin is definitely a book for you. It fuses playtime with a visual exploration through architecture so you can recreate impressive models or be spurred into creating your own unique styles.
This month sees the annual Open House London event, an opportunity for many to take a look inside some of London’s most interesting buildings. With this in mind, we want to explore the outdoor urban spaces that are often overlooked – this article on the post-war playground was first published in MidCentury issue 08.
We’ve asked The Modern House team to share some of the stories behind one of the properties on their books. Here they take us behind the doors of Leslie Gooday’s stunning Long Wall in St George’s Hill, Surrey.
As a publication that celebrates, among other things, mid-century typography, we’ve long talked about producing our own piece of typographic artwork. We took inspiration from Le Corbusier to create our very own letterpress print…
John Harris is best known as the architect who devised Dubai’s Master Plan in the 1950s and 60s. But, in 1964, he designed a building on Marylebone High Street to house his architectural practice. It’s now the office base for Circus, the company co-founded by Dilys Maltby. We spoke to Dilys to learn more.
RIBA Photograph Curator Justine Sambrook reveals the ways in which Modern architectural photography communicated the new post-war interior aesthetic.
If I have a particular affinity for the mid century bungalow perhaps it’s because I spent the first years of my life living in one. Completed in early 1967, my parents had commissioned a local architect to design them a home fit for an aspiring young couple with their first child on the way.