These pictures could have squeezed there way in to a range of our architectural posts, as they show some fine examples of Modernist architecture, a splash of Googie architecture, and even some nods towards Brutalism…. It’s given us a chance to show some great designs and forward thinking, and we never get tired of perusing a few more examples.
The one thing they all have in common? They are all banks. Financial institutions. Legalised thieves, you know the ones. As much as we hate to do an article on banks, it’s really all about the building, and not what vile crimes against humanity that occur within their walls. There really is some nice designs. Perhaps the idea that the building will be a bank colours the approach the architect takes when designing. Clean lines, symmetrical shapes, functional, simple spaces all add to the charm in our book, and lets hope the buildings stay upright in years to come, so other generations can enjoy them like us.