The MARS Group, or Modern Architectural Research Group, was a British architectural think tank created in 1933 by numerous famous architects and architectural critics participating in the British modernist movement. The MARS Group was created after several prior but unsuccessful attempts to establish an organization to promote modernist architects in the United Kingdom, similar to organizations created in continental Europe, such as France’s Union des Artistes Modernes.
Brian O’Rorke was a New Zealand architect and interior designer. He was professionally active in Britain. He studied architecture, Cambridge University and Architectural Association, London. His style was uncompromisingly Modern. The 1932 music room he designed for Mrs Robert Solomon in London included a swirl-motif rug by Marion Dorn.
Nikola Olic – a Serbian photographer based in Dallas , Texas – focuses on “ architectural photography and abstract structural quotes that reimagine their subjects in playful, dimensionless and disorienting ways.” Often isolating elements of a facade , which obscures the viewer’s sense of scale and perspective, Olic provides short descriptions of each image, acting as a “demystifying tool” and reminding us of the everyday nature of his subject matter.
They are architecture’s most famous father-son duo: Eero, the younger Saarinen, designer of such masterpieces as the TWA Terminal Building at Kennedy Airport, and his father Eliel, celebrated for triumphs such as the art nouveau railway station in Helsinki. Lesser known, but no less impressive, are their houses, which, regardless of style, share a belief in architecture as a total work of art.
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These pictures by Christian Theile will certainly change your mind if you ever thought staircases were boring. While working in the field of neurobiology, Theile was drawn to the world of photography, landscapes and macro photography. But in his staircase photos, his passion (and talent) for capturing architecture is obvious: taken from above and below, his carefully composed pictures of swirls, lines and curves make us admire the elegance of something so ordinary. Since staircases are often concealed, each position has to be researched and the required permits sought.