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Old June 18th, 2014, 03:22 AM   #1
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Mid-Century Modern architecture

This thread is for any modernist building from the mid '40s to the mid '70s! This includes functionalism, expressionism, googie, and other styles considered 'modern' in this time period.

Lake House, Issaquah, Washington, USA (1963)
Architect: Unknown






Nakoma Residence, Dallas, Texas (1951)
Architect: Howard R. Meyer













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Seagram Building, New York City, NY, USA (1958)
Architect: Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe









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Old June 18th, 2014, 09:41 AM   #3
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Main Place, Buffalo NY 1967 Designed by Harrison & Abramovitz


Main Place Tower by Reading Tom, on Flickr


One M&T Plaza, Buffalo NY 1966 Designed by Minoru Yamasaki


M & T Bank Building by Reading Tom, on Flickr


Looking Up at One M&T Plaza by Kostas Pagiamtzis, on Flickr
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Old June 18th, 2014, 08:14 PM   #4
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Van der Leeuw House II, Los Angeles, CA, USA (1966)
Architect: Richard Neutra








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Old June 18th, 2014, 08:22 PM   #5
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Thank you for making this thread! I love this style. I would sure like to see similar styling in nowadays like cars, home, skyscrapers, and furniture.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 11:27 PM   #6
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Mid-century modernism is amazing!
I think this thread shouldn't be without mention of Julius Shulman, who is highly regarded for his photographs of architecture and design in this style. His most famous work is "Case Study House #22, Los Angeles, 1960. Pierre Koenig, Architect."


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TWA Terminal, New York City, NY, USA (1962)
Architect: Eero Saarinen









Dulles Main Terminal, Dulles, VA, USA (1962)
Architect: Eero Saarinen






Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO, USA (1965)
Architect: Eero Saarinen




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Old June 19th, 2014, 12:33 AM   #8
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Bank of Georgia Headquarters, Tbilisi, Georgia (1975)
Architects: George Chakhava, Zurab Jalaghania









Congreso Nacional, Brasilia, Brazil (1960)
Architect: Oscar Niemeyer








Cathedral of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil (1970)
Architect: Oscar Niemeyer





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Various houses in Palm Springs, California, USA









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God bless Saarinen and Niemeyer! They were the true master of MCM...

Oscar's Canoas house, in Rio de Janeiro (1953)











Cavanelas house, Pedro do Rio (RJ) 1954:







Leonel Miranda House, Rio de Janeiro 1953:





Bienal pavilion, Sao Paulo 1952-54





Hall of States (Ibirapuera), São Paulo 1952-54



Duchen Factory, Guarulhos 1950



And SO MANY unbuilt designs, which is available on facebook - Oscar Niemeyer Works

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Burton Tremaine house, Montecito CA 1947



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Noyes House, Ploughkeepsie, NY, USA (1958)
Architect: Eero Saarinen





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Chemosphere, Los Angeles, CA, USA (1960)
Architect: John Lautner









Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles, CA, USA (1956)
Architect: Welton D. Becket




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Museum of Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil (1968)
Architect: Lina Bo Bardi




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The Arboretum, Orange County, CA, USA (1961)
Architect: Richard Neutra








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Westgate Tower, Austin, TX, USA (1966)
Architect: Edward Durell Stone




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Inland Steel Building, Chicago, IL, USA (1957)
Architects: Bruce Graham, Walter Netsch (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)






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Bacardi Building, Miami, FL, USA (1963)
The lowrise extension is from 1972.
Architect: Enrique Gutierrez







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Bell Labs, Holmdel, NJ, USA (1962)
Architect: Eero Saarinen








Eames House, Los Angeles, CA, USA (1949)
Architects: Charles Eames, Ray Eames






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Athens Hilton - Athens, Greece (1958-1963) by Εμμανουήλ Βουρέκας & Προκόπης Βασιλειάδης


Hellinikon Airport Terminal - Athens (1960-1969) by Eero Saarinen
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