Modernist austerity in Le Corbusier’s Rathenaustrasse 1-3, in the Weissenhofsiedlung (1927), Stuttgart.
There’s really a huge, and amazing difference between what you see in black and white photos of modernist architecture, and the real life view you get in modern photos, or when you visit the sites in person. Somehow, the white gleaming pureness fades away, and you really pay attention to the antiquated qualities of the everyday way of living they suggest. Like, you really take yourself away from the architecture viewing state of mind and begin to think how awkward it would be to live in a house like that. And so it all becomes rather funny. That sure they had sliding doors in the cabinets, but there was actually no sliding mechanisms to do it, and you are just trying to move a thick slab in a slot.