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Old November 8th, 2009, 06:10 AM   #41
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Council House, Perth Western Australia. 1963.





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Old November 8th, 2009, 04:03 PM   #42
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Hasn't it been retrofited? Looks so modern.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 04:17 PM   #43
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Old November 8th, 2009, 04:41 PM   #44
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The Palace of Culture and Science (Warsaw)

The Palace of Culture and Science (Polish: Pałac Kultury i Nauki, also abbreviated PKiN) in Warsaw is the tallest building in Poland, the eighth tallest building in the European Union. From 1955 to 1957 it was the tallest building in Europe. The building was originally known as the Joseph Stalin Palace of Culture and Science (Pałac Kultury i Nauki imienia Józefa Stalina), but in the wake of destalinization the dedication was revoked;[1] Stalin's name was removed from the interior lobby and one of the building's sculptures. Now,it is the 187th tallest building in the world.







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Old November 9th, 2009, 03:47 AM   #45
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Hasn't it been retrofited? Looks so modern.
Council House was renovated in the late 1990's, but it has retained its original appearance. Here is how it looked in December 1963

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Old November 9th, 2009, 04:56 AM   #46
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IMO the U.S. and Brazil have the best examples of beautiful mid-century modern architecture. For some reason the European examples appear so much more stark and brutal. I really like the single family homes of the era over the larger commercial buildings. Palm Springs CA has wonderful examples of residential and smaller commercial buildings in a desert environment.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 02:24 PM   #47
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in the 50's and 60's Europe was occupied with rebruilding after the 2nd world war, much of the architecture suffered from the urgency to build much and fast. Even when it has it's share of great designs, it mostly didn't have the luxury to build with the same finesse as the pre-war modernism.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 06:15 PM   #48
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Even when it has it's share of great designs
For example?
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Old November 11th, 2009, 01:29 AM   #49
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Just to stay in Italy:

Michelucci - Church on A1 Highway



Fiorentini - Monument for the Fosse Ardeatine deads
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Moretti - Villa Saracena


Albini - Villa in Cervinia


BBPR - Chase Manhattan Bank offices


Moretti - Housing in Corso Italia, Milan


Scarpa - Castelvecchio restoration
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Scarpa - Fondazione Querini Stampalia



BBPR - Torre Velasca


Albini - Museum of the crypt of Genoa Cathedral


Albini - Rinascente dept. store in Rome


BBPR - Castello sforzesco museum installations


Gardella - House in the park, Milan


Ponti - Pirelli tower
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And many others...
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Old November 11th, 2009, 02:01 AM   #50
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Another European example:

Belfast,, Ireland:

Ulster museum:

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Windsor House:

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Old November 11th, 2009, 09:33 AM   #52
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I love this architecture. Not necessarily because it's beautiful, but because it's a throwback to an era I wish I were born in. Also, it's so ugly, it's beautiful.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 08:00 PM   #53
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Casino Ostend (Belgian Seaside) 1950, Leon Steynen:





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Postbuilding, Ostend, 1953, Gaston Eysselinck:



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Old November 11th, 2009, 08:52 PM   #54
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The desert seems to have a strong affinity with the Mid-Century Modern style. Perhaps because it is the economy and stark beauty that can been seen in both.





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Old November 11th, 2009, 09:33 PM   #56
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Old November 11th, 2009, 11:16 PM   #57
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An appreciation of Eero Saarinen.


Making the Face of Modernism Familiar


Librado Romero/The New York Times
"Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future" presents the architect’s vision at the Museum of the City of New York


http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/11/ar...1saarinen.html

John Deere and Company (Moline, Illinois)


Dulles International Airport (Chantilly, Virginia)


IBM Research Building (Yorktown, NY)


GM Technical Center (Warren, Michigan)


Gateway Arch (St. Louis, Missouri)
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Old November 12th, 2009, 09:00 PM   #58
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Antwerp (Belgium) examples:

B.P.-tower, 1960 - 1963, Léon Stynen (protected in 2001):



"House J. Vanbeselaere", 1963,J. De Roover, concrete skeleton:



Cornerhouse, 1956-1957, P. Meekels:



Architects house, 1958, Renaat Braam:



Expo hal, 1958, Wenceslas de ‘t Serclaes de Wommerson:



Girls school extension, 1966 ,R. Haen:

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Habitat 67 is a housing complex and landmark in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Its design was created by architect Moshe Safdie based on his master's thesis at McGill University and built as part of Expo 67

It was designed to integrate the variety and diversity of scattered private homes with the economics and density of a modern apartment building. Modular, interlocking concrete forms define the space.
At sunset

The project was designed to create affordable housing with close but private quarters, each equipped with a garden. The building was believed to illustrate the new lifestyle people would live in increasingly crowded cities around the world.

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Old November 12th, 2009, 10:23 PM   #60
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Atomic Ranch: Design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes
by Michelle Gringeri-Brown

Atomic Ranch is an in-depth exploration of post-World War II residential architecture in America. Authors Michelle Gringeri Brown and Jim Brown extol the virtues of the tract, split-level, rambler home and its many unique qualities. Atomic Ranch presents twenty-five homes showcasing inspiring examples of stylish living through beautiful color photographs, including before and after shots, design tip sidebars, and a thorough resource index.

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Atomic Ranch is a magazine devoted to postwar (1948-1970s) ranch houses and modernist tract homes that features cool renovations, interior design and landscaping. Looking for affordable solutions and resources for stylish living? Check out Atomic Ranch: the magazine for the rest of us.

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