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An Island of Serenity within an Urban Campus: The Kresge Chapel
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An Island of Serenity within an Urban Campus: The Kresge Chapel

In the fifth and final article of our brief series on Modern Chapels we explore Eero Saarinen's Kresge Chapel on the MIT campus, a unique mid-century modern building that still brings architects from across the country to study.

A Metaphoric Modern Chapel in Seattle: "Seven Bottles of Light in a Stone Box"
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A Metaphoric Modern Chapel in Seattle: "Seven Bottles of Light in a Stone Box"

As the fourth article in our brief spotlight series on Modern Chapels in the U.S, read on to discover how one of the world’s most respected practicing architects guided the overall course of the chapel’s design.

Architectural Inspiration in the Ozarks: The Thorncrown Chapel
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Architectural Inspiration in the Ozarks: The Thorncrown Chapel

Drawing significant inspiration from Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, architect E. Fay Jones' Thorncrown Chapel is a marvel of modesty and restraint, using only small-scale building components to preserve the natural landscape of The Ozarks.

A Miesian Masterpiece of Simplicity: "The God Box"
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A Miesian Masterpiece of Simplicity: "The God Box"

The second in our brief series on Modern Chapels in the U.S. spotlights the Carr Chapel at IIT - a simplistic, mid-century design by Mies van der Rohe who intended that visitors to the chapel would feel "the hope of finding oneself."

An Unusual Example of Mid-Century Architecture: The Chapel of the Holy Cross
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An Unusual Example of Mid-Century Architecture: The Chapel of the Holy Cross

In spite of our focus on the design of 20th & 21st century homes, one of our favorite architectural structures in the country has always been a little mid-century modern chapel on the southern edge of the Coconino National Forest in Sedona, Arizona.

Step Inside Case Study House #26: The Harrison House
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Step Inside Case Study House #26: The Harrison House

Beverley David Thorne’s steel and glass house was one of the last in the ambitious Case Study House program; one of the very few that stand today, looking and functioning nearly as it was 60 years ago.

The Case Study House Program and Its Impact on Modern Architecture Today
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The Case Study House Program and Its Impact on Modern Architecture Today

What started as an ambitious program to address the overwhelming demand for post-war housing soon became one of the most successful modern housing programs ever undertaken, making its mark on residential design worldwide.

Step Inside Case Study House #9: The Entenza House
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Step Inside Case Study House #9: The Entenza House

With its stunning marriage of form and function, The Entenza House is a flawless example of modern residential design which continues to be a beloved architectural style today.

An Overview of the Historic Case Study Houses Program
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An Overview of the Historic Case Study Houses Program

Between 1945-1966, the Case Study Houses Program commissioned world-renowned architects to design prototypical residential houses for postwar living, designs that went on to become standard in mid-century modern homes.

Step Inside Case Study House #20: The Bailey House
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Step Inside Case Study House #20: The Bailey House

Known as the Bailey House, the home was built in 1948 and featured many tenets of mid-century design, including simple, clean lines and walls of glass that provide indoor-outdoor harmony.

Step Inside Case Study House #22: The Stahl House
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Step Inside Case Study House #22: The Stahl House

Known as one of the best representations of modernist residential architecture in the world, The Stahl House is nestled in the Hollywood Hills and helped define modernist California architecture during the 20th century.