Serge Chermayeff, Modernist Building, English Architecture, Modernism, Project

Serge Chermayeff Architect : Architecture

20th Century Architect, England, UK: Key Designs

post updated 3 May 2021 ; 18 Mar 2020

Serge Chermayeff Architect – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by Serge Ivan Chermayeff, alphabetical:

Bentley Wood, nr. Halland, Sussex, southeast England
Date built: 1935-38
Modern building – Serge’s own house
‘Chermayeff House’
This iconic house is locally known as Bentley Wood or the House at Halland. The land was purchased by the modernist architect.

The house overlooks the South Downs National Park, framing the spectacular view. The house was designed and built by himself in 1938 and his family lived there for a couple of years. The present owners have lived in the house since 2003 and use it as a family home. They are architect Sean Albuquerque and Artist Victoria Albuquerque and are gradually restoring it’s celebrated design.

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England, UK
Date built: 1934-35
Architects: Mendelsohn and Chermayeff
De La Warr Pavilion by Serge Chermayeff : Modern building
The 9th Earl De La Warr in May laid the plaque which forms part of the floor of the De La Warr Pavilion’s foyer in 1935, stating:

De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea:
De La Warr Pavilion building design by Serge Chermayeff Architect
photo © Keepclicking

‘A modernist building of world renown that will become a crucible for creating a new model of cultural provision in an English seaside town which is going to lead to the growth, prosperity and the greater culture of our town’

The Pavilion opened to the public for the first time on the 12th December of that year, to critical and popular acclaim and controversy. Seventy years on, the response to the building’s re-opening as a centre for contemporary arts in October 2005, received much the same reception.

More architectural information re designs by Serge Chermayeff online soon

Location: Chechnya, Russia

Serge Chermayeff Practice Information

born 1900 in Grozny, North Caucasus, Russia (now Chechnia)

Modern Architects

Serge died 1996 in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, USA

Architectural practice set up in 1930

Collaborations with Eric Mendelsohn in thirties

Serge emigrated to USA in 1940

Brooklyn College – Art Department Chairman

New Bauhaus in Chicago – President

Relocated to Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA in 1953
practice with Hayward Cutting

Harvard University – School of Architecture: professor

Yale School of Architecture: professor

‘Community and Privacy’
with Christopher Alexander

‘The Shape of Community’
with Alexander Tzonis

De La Warr Pavilion Building:
De La Warr Pavilion UK building design by architect Serge Chermayeff
photo © Keepclicking

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, USA

He had a relationship with Architect Frank Lloyd Wright and also commissioned Henry Moore to sculpt the Reclining Lady.

Unity Temple Building, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park, llinois, USA, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright:
Unity Temple Oak Park, Illinois, USA
photo : Tom Rossiter

Architectural Design

Russian Architects

Related architect : Walter Gropius

English Architecture

Architecture Studios

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