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Archive for the ‘Futuristic’ 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...

  • 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...

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

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    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...

  • Space Age German Lifeguard Station

    • 6600 Views • 1970s, Architecture, FuturisticComments Off on Space Age German Lifeguard Station

    In another one of our occasional posts on crazy continental architecture here we look at a groovy German coastguard station on the island Rugen in northern Germany. It may look like it’s in the middle of a field but don’t let these photos deceive you –...

  • Welcome to The Pleasure Dome – The Spies House

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    Way back in 1967 a Danish travel business and an airline company teamed up and arranged an architectural competition to design a house that could be mass produced and would be used by tourists in Spain.The owner of the charter airline company was the...

  • The Chemosphere House

    • 14050 Views • 1960s, Architecture, Futuristic1 Comment

    It’s been featured in the Encyclopedia Britannica, it appeared in Brian de Palma’s 1984 film Body Double, it’s been in an episode of the Simpsons as well as The Outer Limits and it was constructed on a plot of land nobody thought could be built on....

  • Bolwoningen – Globe Housing

    • 10549 Views • 1980s, Architecture, FuturisticComments Off on Bolwoningen – Globe Housing

    Here at VoEA we like a bit of groovy architecture as we’ve demonstrated previously with our features on the Futuro House , the Kunstoffhaus and of course the legendary Pierre Cardin’s Bubble House. Now we travel to the flatlands of Holland to take a look...

  • The Ultimate Bachelor Pad – James Bond House

    • 12351 Views • 1970s, Architecture, Film, FuturisticComments Off on The Ultimate Bachelor Pad – James Bond House

    He was the man who designed the Googie café that started a whole architectural trend in 1950s USA but John Lautner was an architect who during his lifetime was not fully appreciated by the wider architectural community and it was only after his death in...

  • Tomorrow People – The World of The Future

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    Who’d be a futurologist eh? You try your hardest to predict what’s likely to happen in a generation or so and almost inevitably you’ll get a least 50% of it wrong. These magazine articles and books from the 1950s and 1970s are wildly inaccurate when...