La Ricarda is a modernist house designed by Catalan architect Antonio Bonet Castellana. In 1949 Ricardo Gomis and his wife Inés Bertrand Mata, contacted Bonet, who was living in Buenos Aires at the time, to put him in charge of their summer and weekend home. Built between 1953 and 1963, the house is located in La Ricarda estate near El Prat, Barcelona's airport.
The HfG Ulm (Ulm School of Design) was founded by Max Bill, Inge Scholl and her husband Otl Aicher in 1953. The school based in Ulm, Germany, quickly gained international recognition and is often viewed as being second only to the Bauhaus as the most influential school of design. With several departments, in each section, such as filmmaking or product design, the college was trying to implement new approaches to the design processes, much like the Bauhaus did in their time. Although the school ceased operation after fifteen years in 1968, their model for teaching design still exists today and is often referred to in the education system worldwide. via OEN
All photos taken by Hans G. Conrad in 1955, via René Spitz
Luis Barragán (1902 - 1988) is regarded as the most prominent Mexican architect and as one of the major figures on the international stage of architecture in the 20th century. With the award of the Pritzker Prize in 1980 Barragán achieved international recognition and acclaim for his poetic architectural style. The buildings and landscape projects that he had realized, all of which are in his home country, exemplify his ability to fuse the structural tenets of traditional Mexican architecture with the vocabulary of modernism. The result is at once intensely Mexican and thoroughly universal.
photos: 1 | 3 | 5 and the rest of them by photographer Kim Zwarts