AbstractOften associated with the feminine, the domestic realm has always been a problematic area for Modern architecture, which has favored a more masculine oriented viewpoint. While many theorists have argued that Modernist architecture has produced buildings and spaces with predominant masculine attributes, this essay discusses how Modernism changed the way we evaluate space itself-glossing over the personal, lived aspect of domestic and disregarding problematic areas of lived experience, to show a homogenous, universal ideal of living. Using physical encounters with buildings as the principal mode of research, the essay discusses three domestic spaces in and around London that have been preserved and exhibited as museums: The Leighton, 2 Willow Road, and The Homewood.
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