100 Great Buildings
Country Floors has a long proud history as a vendor/partner to architects, designers, and builders across America. Naturally, we feel it is our role to be a part of that community in its totality. Therefore, the language of architecture and design means a great deal to us; as do the great examples of iconic buildings that surround us and enhance our lives. Let’ s begin this post on 100 Great Buildings.
We are big fans of Architectural Digest for many reasons, not the least of which is the occasional informational gem that comes my way by reading. The recent treat was the announcement of a soon to be available book. Rizzoli is publishing “100 Buildings: 1900–2000“ edited by Pritzker Award winning architect, Tom Mayne. The list was put together by sending questionnaires “asking prominent architects to list the 20th-century buildings students ought to know“. The work includes photos, words, and drawings all overseen by Mr. Mayne.
This compilation is an essential Hall of Fame of architects and their works. The names lead you down an architectural path of true greatness. Consider a lineup of Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, Phillip Johnson, Robert Venturi, Richard Rogers, Eero Saarinen, Zaha Hadid, Marcel Breuer, and many more. We have, in this space, included imagery of a just a few, all via WikiCommons with our profound thanks. For example, Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier and that revered ode to Mid-Century Modern, the TWA Flight Center by Eero Saarinen are above.
It is not possible for me to leave the Farnsworth House, by Mies, out of my image curation for this post, so it is immediately above. As a symbol of the California Arts & Crafts Style, the Gamble House from Greene and Greene is below. Naturally these four personal selections only superficially touch on the depth of the topic. But of course, that’s what the book is for.
In conclusion, Country Floors has locations across the United States and in the Caribbean. These are places where a taste for refined architectural style, such as these 100 Great Buildings, can be nurtured and attended to by true tile, stone and glass design professionals. Stop by and visit one and thanks for reading.