I have at times used the expression clarity of form. Surely the idiom applies to many of the 20th & 21st century architectural forms that placed emphasis on simplicity, geometric form and open-plan interiors. In perusing current design publications the focus typically is on interiors rather than architectural envelope given that features invariably are condominiums or coops in urban areas. This post pays tribute to the many wonderful modern exterior forms that aptly provide sanctuary for their modern interior components.
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Duplex Delray Beach FL by Jeffrey Slberstein 21st century (top) http://www.silbersteinarchitect.com/
Hagerty House, Cohasset MA by Walter Gropius & Marcel Breuer c1938 (2nd)
Case Study No 21 Los Angeles CA by Pierre Koenig c1958 (3rd)