If you’re yearning for an escape after being cooped up inside, you’re not alone. Most of us are spending a huge chunk of time at home with only the kitchen, living room and bathroom for scenery. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get your design fix. Here are our top picks of iconic architecture you can virtually tour from your couch.
Fallingwater – Frank Lloyd Wright
The iconic home, Fallingwater, will be one of 12 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed properties opening its doors to virtual tours across April, May and June. The initiative #WrightVirtualVisits will see tours posted across their social media accounts and will offer visitors a sneak peak behind closed doors. For more information visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation website – https://franklloydwright.org/wright-virtual-visits/
Villa Savoye – Le Corbusier
Arguably one of the most famous architects of the 20th century, Le Corbusier exemplified modern architectural thinking. Villa Savoye on the outskirts of Paris, demonstrates Le Corbusier’s belief that a home is a “machine for living in”, and encapsulates the architect’s five points for construction – the support of ground-level pilotis; a functional roof serving as a garden and terrace; a free floor plan; long horizontal windows and freely-designed facades. You can wander through the home here
The Glass House – Philip Johnson
Inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, the Glass House by Philip Johnson – with its perfect proportions and simplicity – is considered one of the most brilliant works of Modernist architecture. Glass House is one of fourteen structures sited amongst the pastoral grounds in New Canaan, Connecticut. All of which can also be enjoyed virtually.
Brasilia Cathedral – Oscar Niemeyer
The Cathedral of Brasilia was designed by celebrated Brazilian architect Oscar Neimeyer and completed in the early ‘70s. A stunning architectural feat comprising of 16 large concrete columns, each weighing 90 tonnes, the cathedral has drawn many visitors for decades. Amidst this closure, virtual visitors can still admire the wonderful space via their website.