By LUCA team
This week, we offer you an architectural journey through time and around the world.
While remaining comfortably on your couch, we propose you to visit iconic buildings made by no less iconic architects, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto…
Taliesien West (Scottsdale, Arizona) – by Frank Lloyd Wright
Taliesin West is a UNESCO World Heritage site and National Historic Landmark. It is also the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the School of Architecture at Taliesin. Wright’s beloved winter home and the bustling headquarters of the Taliesin Fellowship were established in 1937 and diligently handcrafted over many years into a world unto itself.
Roam the property and explore every nook and cranny of Taliesin West thanks to this immersive experience.
Virtual tour here.
Pavillon Le Corbusier (Zurich) – by Le Corbusier
The Pavillon Le Corbusier on Lake Zurich is considered an architectural jewel. The building was initiated by Heidi Weber, who commissioned Le Corbusier and oversaw its completion in 1967. It is the last building designed by the important architect and his only building made of steel and glass. Since 2019, the pavilion is run as a public museum by the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich on behalf of the City of Zurich.
Walk through the four levels and around the Museum and have a look outside with this Virtual tour here.
Studio (Helsinki) and Museum (Jyväskylä) – by Alvar Aalto
Studio Aalto is one of the best of Alvar Aalto’s 1950s buildings. Alvar Aalto designed the building as his own office in 1955. The building is only a short walk from Aalto’s own house.
The Alvar Aalto Museum, founded in 1966 in Jyväskylä, is a specialist museum of architecture and design, and a national and international centre for information about Alvar Aalto, with extensive collections that form the basis for its exhibitions and publications.
Discover the working spaces of the Studio in Helsinki. Tour one and two.
Take a walk into the Museum in Jyväskykä here.
Museo Casa Estudio Diego Riviera y Frida Kahlo (Mexico City) – by Juan O’Gorman
In 1931, commissioned by Diego Rivera, Juan O’Gorman designed one of the first functionalist architectural structures in Latin America. This space would be a home-studio for Diego and another for Frida (Las casas gemelas – The twin houses). After Rivera’s death, in April 1981 the INBA (National Institute of Fine Arts), through the Federal Government is assigned custody of the property to promote, organize and disseminating Fine Arts for the benefit of Mexicans.
Discover the house from outside and inside here.
Parc Güell (Barcelona) – by Antonio Gaudi
Located in the city of Barcelona, the Park Guell is one of the most beautiful icons of the city. It’s a work of Antoni Gaudí completed in 1914 and located in the upper part of Barcelona, which has wonderful views of the city. You can enjoy a fantastic green walk surrounded by modernist works.
Let’s take a walk on the heights of Barcelona here.