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Old June 23rd, 2017, 11:39 PM   #1241
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Didn't know Niemeyer had buildings outside of Brazil other than the UN Headquarters. Looks a lot like a Unité d'Habitation.
Check out the Communist Party HQ in Paris. Incredible building.

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Surprising how a lot of suburban France looks like communist eastern Europe.
A commieblock's a commieblock wherever it is built, be it Romania, Germany, France or Brazil (regardless even of the kind of political regime).

If you look up the thread "Old commieblock photos" you will see that when they were originally built, Eastern European commieblock districts looked pretty decent and were comparable to their Western counterparts. Sometimes it is indeed impossible to guess which country it's from, when shown such a photo without any info attached to it.
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Old June 26th, 2017, 05:27 PM   #1242
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Il Fungo, Rome, 1957

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Old July 4th, 2017, 08:41 AM   #1243
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15 Horseshoe Road, Old Westbury, NY, USA (1977)
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Old July 4th, 2017, 01:51 PM   #1244
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I'm wondering if is there another similar house built by Jaffe or it's the same that has been changed.
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Old July 7th, 2017, 04:06 AM   #1245
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342 South Patencio Road, Palm Springs, CA, USA (1957)
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Old July 17th, 2017, 10:38 AM   #1246
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9 Truesdale Lake Drive, South Salem, New York, USA (1957)
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Old July 18th, 2017, 05:55 PM   #1247
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Casa La Scala, Portese del Garda, Italy (1956)
Architect: Vittoriano Viganň




Casa 'La Scala'
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Old July 19th, 2017, 10:42 AM   #1248
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the last two are amazing. I knew already Casa la scala, but I've never seen before the other one built in 1957. I'm not sure if it's been renovated, but it looks like it was built yesterday.
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Old July 19th, 2017, 11:21 AM   #1249
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Andrè Lefevre and Jean Aubert - Le gaou Bénat (Village des Fourches, Bormes les Mimosas) built at the end of the fifties. A great example of organic architecture in my opinion.






























I'm not sure if this house was built by the same two architects, but it's in a similar style (and in the same place). I admit that the views it's even more breathtaking than the house in itself (the interiors are average).






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Old July 19th, 2017, 08:20 PM   #1250
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Old July 26th, 2017, 07:19 PM   #1251
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Bobertz House, San Diego, CA, USA (1953)
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Old July 26th, 2017, 08:03 PM   #1252
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Palais de Congres, Biel, Switzerland (1966)
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Old July 26th, 2017, 10:55 PM   #1253
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William A. Whifler House, Burlingame, CA, USA (1958)
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1701 Fores Parkway, Denver, CO, USA (1966)
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Old July 28th, 2017, 03:48 AM   #1255
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Cafe Moskau, Berlin, Germany (1964)
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Old July 30th, 2017, 01:26 AM   #1256
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Via Bruxelles, 77 - 79, Rome, Italy (1968)
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Old July 31st, 2017, 11:31 PM   #1257
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3322 Ocotea Street, Raleigh, NC, USA (1959)
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Old August 1st, 2017, 12:42 AM   #1258
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gorgeous simplicity on the Ocotea St property.

Looked like it had been renovated with the blue-painted brick so I checked Google maps:

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Sure enough, from Feb 2016, you can see the original brickwork and contractor's vehicles.

Really well integrated into the sloping site. The right carport is a nice touch. Seems to lack any outdoor areas.
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Better 'before' photo:


I don't know why they painted over that beautiful red brick, and I think it was a bad idea. I would have also retained the original front steps instead of putting that industrial-style porch. Thankfully the carport was restored to its original condition after it was filled in at some point.

The interiors were obliterated sometime during the 80s with standard period blandness which closed off a lot of the original open space. They did a great job of tearing those out and restoring the MCM feel.
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Old August 1st, 2017, 04:21 PM   #1260
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