Modernist Masterpiece, Frank Gehry’s Schnabel House [28 photos]

Foundation Films production company owner Michael LaFetra has put his modernist masterpiece, the Schnabel Home by Frank Gehry, on the market for just under $15 million. Purchased in 2013 by LaFetra, who happens to restore architecturally significant homes himself, the unusual Brentwood abode was originally built in 1989 by Gehry and fully restored in 2010 by Broadway producer Jon Platt under Gehry’s watchful eye. (more…)

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New Modern Concrete House in Madrid Resembles A Bunker. But What A Bunker!

One of the most popular posts ever featured on this blog was that of a large concrete home in Poland by kwk promes, whose sliding walls and ominous exterior resembled a modern fortress. This recent project, Concrete House II, from Spain’s architecture firm, Joaquin Torres’ A-Cero, gives that sanctuary a run for its money with its wild bunker-like appearance. This modern concrete house in Madrid features giant angular planes inside and out. (more…)

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The Safe House In Poland Is A Modern Fortress With Sliding Walls.

What looks like a Modern Fortress with sliding walls is exactly that. The Safe House by architect Robert Konieczny of Polish architecture firm kwk promes is a giant concrete cube whose walls were designed to move. The private house was recently a shortlisted entry for the 2009 World Architecture News Awards. (more…)

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