The Architect’s Advent Calendar: 24 Iconic Windows to Count Down to Christmas

"It was the night before Christmas, and all through the Bauhaus..." December brings with it many familiar things: colder days, longer nights, some pretty extreme weather, and a healthy dose of festive cheer. While some people are already enjoying their Christmas vacation, an architect’s work is never done, and many firms will be working hard to maintain progress on their projects into 2017. In honor of all you hard working souls, we present you with a traditional treat for this convivial time of year, with an architectural twist. It is fair to say that the 24 windows on your advent calendar would be markedly more exciting to open if they were designed by the following architects — check out these icons of fenestration from the past 100 years as you count down to Christmas: Window No. 1: Antoni Gaudí Casa Batlló, Barcelona, Spain (1906) Via Azur Tour Window No. 2: Louis Sullivan National Farmers’ Bank, Owatonna, Minn., United States (1908) Via Wikipedia Window No. 3: Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, Chicago, Ill., United States (1909) Via The Huffington Post Window No. 4: Gerrit Rietveld Rietveld Schröder House, Utrecht, ...
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