July 13, 2009 Mid-Century Modern

The Modern Embassies of D.C.

Writer Aaron Britt, an editor at Dwell, posts on the magazine’s blog about the modern embassies he saw while in D.C. in the spring, including the Danish Embassy, which I wrote about here. Larry Van Dyne in a Washingtonian piece said embassies “were pioneers in introducing Washington to modern architecture—a trend begun by Denmark, Switzerland, and Germany in the 1950s and ’60s and carried on recently by Brazil, France, Sweden, Canada, Finland, Italy, Switzerland, and Turkey.”

Britt provides a Google map plotting the locations so you can figure out a good route to see these modern diplomatic sites.