DR : FAROQ MOFTY . ENG : AHMAD FALATA .
FARES M FATANI .
Guild House is a residential building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which is an important and influential work of 20th century architecture and was the first major work by Robert Venturi. Along with the Vanna Venturi House it is considered to be one of the earliest expressions of Postmodern architecture, and helped establish Venturi as one of the leading architects of the 20th century. The building, which houses apartments for lowincome senior citizens, was commissioned by a local Quaker organization and completed in 1963. Employing a combination of nondescript commercial architecture and ironic historical references, Guild House represented a conscious rejection of Modernist ideals and was widely cited in the subsequent development of the Postmodern movement.