What’s Art Nouveau?
Art Nouveau is an international design and architecture style that comes out of the 19th century. It has a very distinctive look, characterised by intricate linear designs and flowing curves based on natural forms. With so many beautiful buildings to choose from, these are the ones that really caught my eye.
The Little Singer Building: New York City
Ernest Flagg, a Beaux-Arts trained New York architect designed the “Little Singer Building” in 1902. This 12 story wrought iron charmer is a perfect example of art nouveau – an extraordinary piece of architecture nestled in the heart of Manhattan.
Majolikahaus: Vienna, Austria
Majolikahaus, an apartment building located in the scenic city of Vienna, exudes some of the most prominent features of the art nouveau style. However, in Vienna, this design is referred to as secession style with similar features as art nouveau but more specific to their country.
Alberta Street: Riga, Latvia
Alberta Street in central Riga is known for its art nouveau building. The city of Riga is home to the highest concentration of art nouveau architecture in the world.