The Interior Form of Creativity: How Modernist Architects' Studios reflected and supported their Design Paradigms

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There has been much researched, written and published on the work of modernist architects, but there is one important aspect of their creative output that has been undervalued in the study of their work – their own workspaces. Books and images have concentrated on the famous buildings and products, whilst the study of the interior spaces, in which the work was created, has been neglected. What the culture of these offices was, and the importance of these environments, in supporting the creative visions of the architects who ran them, has not been investigated to any great extent. This paper will examine the offices of some of the lead players in the Modernist Architecture movement, and analyse how the physical environment of their offices reflected their architectural paradigm, through an exploration of photographs of the spaces. It will discuss the relationship of the interior to the creativity of the practice, and what lessons we might learn from this for architects’ own working environments today
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference of the European Architectural History Network
PublisherEstonian Academy of Arts
ISBN (Electronic)978-9949-594-64-1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2018
EventEuropean Architectural History Network 208: The Architectures of Creativity - National Library of Estonia, Tallin, Croatia
Duration: 13 Jun 201816 Jun 2018


ConferenceEuropean Architectural History Network 208

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Interior Design
  • Modernism
  • architects
  • workspace design


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