Architect series

Architecture, interior and product design often seem to find a way into my commissioned work as an illustrator. That’s why I’m making a personal series of illustrations to honor iconic architects that influenced the world, and are still influencing me today.

Le Corbusier & Neutra

An illustration tribute to the iconic architect, painter, interior designer and writer, Le Corbusier. (1887-1965) an Richard Neutra (1892-1970)

Le Corbusier’s most celebrated buildings include the Villa Savoye outside Paris, Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France, and the Unité d’Habitation in Marseille. He is also known for his work in urban planning, which included the design of Chandigarh, India, in the 1950s. Among his sleek furniture designs are the LC2 chair and the LC5 chaise longue, which, which are still produced and popular today.

Richard Joseph Neutra helped introduced the International Style to America, and also introduced Los Angeles design to Europe. His southern California firm envisioned many office buildings, churches, and cultural centers, but Richard Neutra is best known for his experiments in modern residential architecture > 

My illustration is a mixture of Richard Neutra and Le Corbusier.
- Corbusier’s 1952 Apartment No50 in Marseille, France.
- ‘Lampe de Marseille’, by Le Corbusier
- the Kambara House In Neutra's Silver Lake Colon, 
designed by architect Richard Neutra in 1960. 

Frank Lloyd Wright

An illustration tribute to the iconic architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) 

He designed and built hundreds of houses that had a major influence on the 20th-century residential architecture in the United States. Today widely admired for the outstanding harmony of human habitation and the environment. He created the Prairie House style. In the late 1930s, Wright constructed about 60 middle-income homes known as "Usonian Houses." Wright then began transitioning into a style influenced by Mayan and Egyptian architecture. The linear style made use of precast concrete blocks and was called the textile style. In 1943, Wright began a project that consumed the last 16 years of his life — designing the Guggenheim Museum of modern and contemporary art in New York City.

Wright employed clean geometries with an emphasis on horizontal planes. He designed much of the furniture and decorative arts that went inside his homes and public buildings. Many of his buildings have been placed for nomination as UNESCO World Heritage sites. 

© 2019 by Maaike Canne