Achitect series

A personal series of illustrations to honor iconic architects that influenced the modern world.  





Le Corbusier & Richard Neutra (above)
A homage 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, a city and a union territory in India. Among his sleek furniture designs are the LC2 chair and the LC5 chaise longue, 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.

In the image: 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 Richard Neutra in 1960. 

I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.‘  (Le Corbusier)
Frank Lloyd Wright (below)
A homage to the iconic architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) Frank Lloyd Wright called architecture "the mother art," explaining:  ‘Without an architecture of our own, we have no soul of our own civilization.’ (Frank Lloyd Wright)

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. 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.














Gio Ponti
Villa Planchart

The illustration is inspired by Villa Planchart. 
A house for Anala and Armando Planchart in Caracas, Venezuela (1955). Designed by architect Gio Ponti.During his career, which spanned six decades, Ponti built more than a hundred buildings in Italy and in the rest of the world.

Ponti designed a wide array of furniture and products through his career - from cabinets, lamps and chairs to ceramics and glassware - and his buildings, including Pirelli tower in Milan, and Denver Art Museum, were erected in 14 countries. Through Domus, the design magazine he founded in 1928, Ponti promoted a new curiosity and open-mindedness towards new design thinking.

Gio Ponti was a conceptualist who always drew lines between the architecture and the interior design. Ponti never viewed architecture as simply creating buildings. 


Ponti's signature furniture designs, such as the sleek Superleggera chair for Cassina or his elegant mirror collection provide a new perspective on traditional Italian furniture and blend style with functionality.