Form follows function: Modernism’s guiding principles
In the first half of the twentieth century, changes in technology and society led to the birth of a vision of an urban utopian that could be achieved through modernist design
The Barbican: London's Brutalist masterpiece
The Barbican Estate has topped the list of Britain’s ugliest buildings several times, yet the unique Brutalist complex is undoubtedly one of London’s most iconic structures
The supermarket makes consumption as easy as breathing
By making us believe that everything is always available, supermarkets provoke the worst in times of shortage.
The Barcelona Chair: A modernist classic
The Barcelona Chair is one of the most recognisable and iconic designs of the last century. Still frequently used in interiors, the chair epitomises elegance, and embodies its creator Mies van der Rohe's famous maxim 'less is more.'