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Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

  • The Planners Dream Went Wrong – Schwabylon

    • 9539 Views • 1970s, ArchitectureComments Off on The Planners Dream Went Wrong – Schwabylon

    The colourful Schwabylon shopping and leisure centre had one hundred shops, a cinema, twelve restaurants, a beer garden, sports facilities, Roman spa, sauna, solarium, swimming pool and a skating rink. Located next door was a Holiday Inn which contained a...

  • Staying in a Jet plane – The Airplane Hotel Suite

    • 4332 Views • Architecture, TransportComments Off on Staying in a Jet plane – The Airplane Hotel Suite

    If you’re a fan of sixties aviation and hotel rooms with lot and lots of teak wood paneling then you’re in the right place. This unusual airplane hotel suite is situated by the coast in Manuel Anton, Costa Rica. The owners of the hotel rescued...

  • Space Age German Lifeguard Station

    • 1209 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 –...

  • 1960s Canadian Architect Magazine Covers

    • 6996 Views • 1960s, Architecture, Art, MagazineComments Off on 1960s Canadian Architect Magazine Covers

    Yeah you guessed it- The Canadian Architect is a monthly publication aimed at people who work in the world of architecture in Canada. The architecture magazine has been continuously published since 1955.  However we first encountered the magazine when we...

  • Welcome to The Pleasure Dome – The Spies House

    • 14221 Views • 1960s, Architecture, FuturisticComments Off on Welcome to The Pleasure Dome – The Spies House

    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...

  • Jackie Gleason’s Round House

    • 9018 Views • 1960s, Architecture, FilmComments Off on Jackie Gleason’s Round House

    Actor Jackie Gleason played Minnesota Fats in the 1961 film The Hustler and starred alongside Burt Reynolds as Sheriff Buford T Justice in the Smokey and the Bandit films. Apart from acting he also had a successful career as a composer. His first album...

  • Banks – Nicer on The Outside

    • 3670 Views • 1960s, ArchitectureComments Off on Banks – Nicer on The Outside

    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...

  • The Construction of Habitat 67

    • 9367 Views • 1960s, ArchitectureComments Off on The Construction of Habitat 67

    We’ve previously featured the 1967 International and Universal Exposition also known as Expo 67 which was attended by an astonishing 50 million people between April and October 1967 and now we are taking a look at one of the most successful and enduring...

  • Architecture Books – They’re Brutal

    • 6205 Views • 1960s, 1970s, ArchitectureComments Off on Architecture Books – They’re Brutal

    We’ve done a few posts on Brutalist Architecture before albeit just scratching the surface of a deep and complex subject matter. Here we take a quick look at a number of the books that have been written on this important topic mainly in the 1960s judging by...

  • The Chemosphere House

    • 16094 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....