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Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

  • Back to the Future – 50 Years Back

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    We understand the kind of people who like to predict what life will be like in 20, 30 or 50 years time are called Futurologists and it seems their role in life is to predict possible, probable and preferable futures. Well, if they are as accurate as the...

  • The Honeywell Kitchen Computer

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    We tend to forget how far we’ve progressed in the last half-century or so when it comes to labour saving devices in and around the house. Before the days of automatic washing machines a whole day literally needed to be put aside to do the weekly laundry and...

  • The Barnacle Influenced Brenton House

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    Here we feature another in our occasional series looking at slightly oddball houses that have featured in movies and take a timely look at the Brenton House in Boulder, Colorado. If it appears familiar and you are a fan of the work of Woody Allen you may well...

  • Walter Pichler – Austrian Avant-Garde Architectural Artist

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    Sometimes people are defined by a single event or moment in their lives despite there often being a multitude of other reasons they could go down in history. Step forward Walter Pichler, noted Austrian artist and architect and the man who invented the TV...

  • Houses Architects Live In – 1970s Interior Design

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    The Author of the “Houses Architects Live in” Barbara Plumb had previously written two other books covering interior design – Young Designs in Living in 1969 and Young Designs in Colour which was published in 1973. Later she moved on to...

  • Up, Up & Away – Hey Kids it’s the Skycar

    • 1558 Views • 1960s, Futuristic, TransportComments Off on Up, Up & Away – Hey Kids it’s the Skycar

    Who of us hasn’t, when sat in a never-ending traffic jam, imagined the delight to be had in rising above the cars, trucks and fumes and gliding off into the sunset without a care in the World. Well, wonder no longer kids because we might just have the very...

  • Magnificent Macedonian Monument – The Makedonium

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    This is our first post relating to a monument, however in fairness, this is no ordinary monument. Sited within 16 hectares at over 4400 feet above sea-level and overlooking Macedonia’s highest town, – Krusevo, it pays tribute to those who sacrificed their...

  • Madonna Inn – It’s Borderline

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    Before you ask, no it’s not named after ageing, taboo-breaking, Kabbalah practicing, ex-Mrs Guy Ritchie, warbling-chanteuse Madonna. Oh not it’s not. In fact the Madonna Inn first sprung up in 1958 and was named after the original creator and owner Alex...

  • Haus-Rucker-Co: Art, Architecture & Strange Helmets

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    We seem to be on a bit of a roll at the moment when it comes to featuring slightly bonkers architects and it would be rude of us not to share our latest slightly bonkers architects discovery with you; it’s time to take a look at Austrian avant-garde,...

  • Ant Farm – Underground Architecture

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    Here’s a question for you. What do you get when you mix-up a bunch of young, enthusiastic, newly qualified architects, a load of off-the-wall ideas, a rock-band sensibility and a whole host of recreational drugs? Well, if you went back to the late 1960s...