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PoMo Buildings + Designs in the Built Environment

Postmodern Architecture

Postmodernism straddled various disciplines from music to philosophy, from art to architecture. We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Postmodern Architecture. PoMo buildings tended to be American though the UK also features quite strongly.

We aim to include Postmodern buildings / projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed Postmodern buildings and architectural exhibitions.

Major PoMo buildings include the AT+T tower in New York City by Johnson/Burgee, the Clore Gallery and the Number 1 Poultry both by James Stirling Michael Wilford, and Atlantis Condominium in Miami by Arquitectonica.

Key Postmodernist Buildings, alphabetical:

AT+T tower, Manhattan, NY, USA
Infamous Postmodern building, criticised for being irreverent and simply a Modern building with a decorative top

The Atlantis Condominium, Miami, Florida, USA
More popular Postmodern building, a colourful apartment block with square hole cut out within the block, contianing a jacuzzi and palm tree, and with primary-coloured features applied to the roof and facade

Civic Centre in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, England, UK
Faulkner-Brown Hendy Watkinson and Stoner

Clore Gallery, Tate Gallery, London, England
James Stirling Michael Wilford and Associates Ltd then Bain + Bevington Architects
Clore Gallery Building
photo © Adrian Welch

Clore Gallery Building

Number 1 Poultry, City of London, England
James Stirling Michael Wilford and Associates Ltd completed as Michael Wilford and Partners Ltd
Postmodern Building London
building image © Adrian Welch

Number 1 Poultry building
Highly controversial Postmodern building, criticised for its relationship with historic Mansion House buildings close by

Piazza D’Italia, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Charles Moore
Famous Postmodern design, more landscape than architecture

Public services Building, Portland, Oregon, USA
Michael Graves Architects
American Postmodern building, like the AT&T essentially a rectilinear volume but in this case decorated on a large scale with colour stripes

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Modern Architects

Contemporary Architects

Postmodern Buildings in London

Wexner Center for the Visual Arts

Architects with Postmodern Links

Peter Eisenman
Holocaust Memorial
photo © Adrian Welch

Philip Johnson
Postmodern Building New York
scanned image © Isabelle Lomholt

Menara Karya
photo © Ray Sugiharto

Moore Ruble Yudell

Genre related to Postmodernism

Modern Architecture

Iconic Buildings

Art Deco Buildings

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