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Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

  • Popular Science Leisure Homes Book.

    • 23269 Views • 1970s, Architecture, Art, LiteratureComments Off on Popular Science Leisure Homes Book.

    Here we have some cool illustrations of Seventies style houses from the Popular Science Leisure Homes Book. The book by Alfred Lees was first published in 1980, it’s packed with various designs including an underground solar house, an octagon house...

  • Mid-Century Modern

    • 17111 Views • 1950s, 1960s, ArchitectureComments Off on Mid-Century Modern

    Obviously, here at VoEA we are big fans of Mid Century Modern design, so, if you’re already a fan, we have some nice pics for you, if you’re not, then we offer a brief introduction...

  • Your Beautiful Home on a Budget – 1974 Book

    • 15324 Views • 1970s, Architecture, Book Covers, Furniture, LiteratureComments Off on Your Beautiful Home on a Budget – 1974 Book

    Your Beautiful Home on a Budget was a home decorating book published in 1974. It was aimed at people who wanted to brighten up their homes on a shoestring budget. The book was written by Dawn Marsden, who also published a book titled “Planning Colour...

  • Welcome to the Hotel Jested

    • 16632 Views • 1960s, ArchitectureComments Off on Welcome to the Hotel Jested

    With its unique design, swinging chairs, indoor pond and groovy lighting you would of thought that the Jested hotel in the Czech Republic would of been an ideal location for a Sixties James Bond film or at least an episode of The Man from...

  • Abandoned Futuristic Houses

    • 33770 Views • 1970s, ArchitectureComments Off on Abandoned Futuristic Houses

    These futuristic style apartments might look like they’re from the discarded film set of the Woody Allen movie Sleeper, but they’re actually houses on an abandoned luxury resort known as the San-Zhi Pod Village in Taiwan. Construction of...

  • Writings on The Wall – Soul and Jazz Street Art

    • 14824 Views • Architecture, Art, MusicComments Off on Writings on The Wall – Soul and Jazz Street Art

    Here we have a cool and colourful collection of Street art of various Soul and Jazz artists.These photos of the graffiti art work and murals were taken in different cities and countries around the world. As well as a Stevie Wonderwall, there’s a...

  • The Streets of London in the Seventies

    • 41973 Views • 1970s, Architecture, Everyday PeopleComments Off on The Streets of London in the Seventies

    Here we head to the smoke and check out a  great set of London photos from Affendaddys flickr photostream. The pictures were taken around 1976 and are mainly of the West End area of the city including the Berwick Street Market, Oxford Street and in and...

  • Eighties Cambridge

    • 17443 Views • 1980s, Architecture, Everyday PeopleComments Off on Eighties Cambridge

    Nice set of photos of the streets of Cambridge in 1982. Click here to visit the photo set on Flickr and see the various shops and pubs as they were in ...

  • The Rise and Fall of Brutalist Architecture

    • 43635 Views • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Architecture, PopularComments Off on The Rise and Fall of Brutalist Architecture

    Looking back to the 1950s and 60s many of the new public buildings that were commissioned in the UK were designed in the Brutalist style. The authorities had to rebuild a war-ravaged Britain quickly and to a restricted budget. They wanted a solution that...

  • The John Coltrane House

    • 8593 Views • 1950s, 1960s, Architecture, Documentary, MusicComments Off on The John Coltrane House

    In this video the Pop pilgrims visit the house of Jazz legend John Coltrane. Although the house in Philadelphia was declared a National Historic Landmark  back in 1999, the house looks almost derelict. It’s not the only property of John...