The past century has witnessed the rise and fall of modernism, and whether you agree with its principles or not, there is no denying that this revolutionary architectural movement has started something that will never end. Pioneers of modernism have carved their names in history, with their remarkable works and contributions to the world’s built environment and evolution of humanity.
Some of the most iconic projects that are true examples of modernism yet expressive of their designing architects are houses. Modernism architects seem to have found deep pleasure in designing private houses that they left us a wide variety of masterpieces at which we marvel up to this day. All these houses feature the distinct characteristics of the international style, which include free plans slick steel structure, and mostly glass. The massive glass facades were not merely symbolic, but they were most suitable to maximize the view of the surrounding contexts, which were vast forests or lush green spaces most of the time.
Now, Italian graphic designer Illustrator Matteo Muci has cared to illustrate five of the most iconic houses of modernism, designed by five of its leading architects. He presented his illustrations in a quite interesting animated video which shows, abstractedly, the constructing components of these International Style Houses. The illustrated houses are Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier, Farnsworth House by Mies Van Der Rohe, Glass House by Philip Johnson, Rietveld Schröder House by Gerrit Rietveld, and Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright.