7 Modern Architecture Wonders Around the Globe

Irish architect and designer Eileen Gray ran in the same circle as Le Corbusier. His 1920s manifesto, Five Points of New Architecture, was a great influence in the design of Gray’s first major architectural project, Villa E.1027,

Villa E.1027, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France

One of the most famous of the midcentury Case Study Houses in Southern California, the Pacific Palisades home and studio of husband-and-wife design duo 

Eames House, Pacific Palisades, California 

A sort of monument to European modernism in America, the Edith Farnsworth House by German American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Dr. Edith Farnsworth is as principled as a home can get

Edith Farnsworth House, Plano

Mies made his New York debut with an International Style skyscraper that changed the typology’s trajectory forever. The Seagram Building on Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan is a corporate headquarters

Seagram Building, New York City

In 1951, Le Corbusier was commissioned to design the master plan for Chandigarh, the new capital of India’s Punjab state, as well as three of its major governmental buildings.

Legislative Assembly, Chandigarh, India

Emerging as a reaction to postwar reconstruction efforts, Brutalist architecture is often defined by its mass visual repetition, and masonry or concrete brick construction that—similarly to Le Corbusian modernism

Habitat 67, Montreal

For Estonian American architect Louis Kahn, good architecture is one that facilitates a relationship between humans and nature.

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas