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Old January 24th, 2010, 08:37 PM   #141
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Some lovely examples (although i can't really agree with all of them) but my favorite is still missing.

Eero Saarinen's masterpiece: The Trans World Airlines terminal at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, build in 1962.









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Old January 25th, 2010, 12:28 AM   #142
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Minnesota's 50's and 60's Architecture

Ebenezer tower:


740 river drive:


Minneapolis Westin:


Middlebrook hall:
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Old February 1st, 2010, 10:22 AM   #143
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Dunboyne Road Estate (design 1966) by Camden Architects Department, London

Camden Architects’ Dept was run from 1965 designing a number of highly complex, modernist housing schemes that instead of employing the typical 1950s model of high rise, offered low-rise, dual-aspect accommodation.

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Old February 5th, 2010, 01:18 AM   #144
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Minneapolis' South High School:



This monstrosity was built in the 60's to replace this:


North High School:

same thing

from this:


to this:


and finally to this building:
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 05:45 PM   #145
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Chicago office Krueck & Sexton have completed the restoration of two apartment towers in Chicago by German-American architect Mies van der Rohe.

Called 860-880 Lake Shore Drive, the 26-storey glass and steel towers were built between 1949 and 1951.











before renovation:



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Old March 2nd, 2010, 06:00 PM   #146
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Kaleva Church is a church located in Kaleva, Tampere, Finland, and designed by Reima and Raili Pietilä. It was built in 1959 - 1966.



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from the same architects: The Suvikumpu residential area, completed in Espoo in 1969, is delightful, its rectilinear components differentiated by a vibrant color palette inspired by the natural setting:





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Old March 4th, 2010, 07:49 PM   #147
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Dallas had a huge building boom (mostly led by the financial and insurance industry) during the 50s/60s, and there are a lot of good buildings still around. Most of them were abandoned for newer office towers during the 1980s, but within recent years many have seen new life.

Dallas Staler Hilton / Old Dallas Central Library: Best block of 1950s architecture in downtown Dallas.



Republic Center
: Tallest building west of the Mississippi 1954-1959

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Sheraton Dallas (Southland Center): Tallest building west of the Mississippi 1959-1963; once covered with blue mosaics but was painted gray during hotel conversion






Elm Place
: Tallest building west of the Mississippi 1965-1969

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211 North Ervay

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511 North Akard



1505 Elm



Mosaic (formerly Fidelity Union Life Insurance Building)



Mercantile Continental Building: part of Mercantile National Bank Complex with Millard Sheets murals







Mercantile Commerce Building


1600 Pacific

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Outside of downtown:

Meadows Building



Kalita Humphreys Theater



Palomar Hotel



Residential:

The Round House
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3525 Turtle Creek
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Others:

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Old March 4th, 2010, 11:29 PM   #148
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wonderful thread, guys

some pieces of 50s architecture from Slovakia:

student home Mladá garda (Young guard)


Ekoiuventa, young biologists station
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Palace of post office


and now from 60s

Memorial of Slovak national uprising


Agricultural university


Slovak broadcast


Bratislava crematory


Slovak national gallery


Nový most (New bridge)
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Old March 26th, 2010, 09:14 PM   #149
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Here's one in Dallas that was recently renovated and reopened last night: [email protected].

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Old March 29th, 2010, 12:22 PM   #150
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Cristo Obrero Church - Eladio Dieste

Location: Atlantida, Uruguay
Designed and built by Ing. Eladio Dieste
Designed in 1950 built in 1956.













Soca Church - Antoni Bonet i Castellana
Built in the 1963 but apparently never functioned as a church
in 2007 it opened as a cultural space and is being restored













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Old May 4th, 2010, 09:58 PM   #151
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http://www.ilovebelgium.be/blog/the-james-bond-house/

James Bond house, 1967
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Old July 19th, 2010, 09:19 PM   #152
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Made a short film in search of a futuro home that lived in a park in Perth, Australia! Check it out here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbEwgY3IyVY

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Futuro House, is a round, prefabricated house designed by Matti Suuronen, about 100 were built during the late 1960s. The distinctive flying saucer like shape and airplane hatch entrance has made the houses popular among collectors. The Futuro is composed of polyester plastic and fiberglass, measuring about 3 meters high and 8 meters in diameter. (architect Suuronen, 1968)







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Old July 19th, 2010, 09:27 PM   #153
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50s/60s buildings are like marmite "you either love them or hate them". I think they look shite!!!!!!!!
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Old July 20th, 2010, 12:27 AM   #154
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ALPHA TOWER, BIRMINGHAM UK

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Old July 20th, 2010, 11:03 AM   #155
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The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura (1951 jyunzou sakakura)
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World Peace Memorial Church (1953 tougo murano)
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (1952 kenzou tange)
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Nagasawa Purification Plant (1957 mamoru yamada)
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Tokyo tower (1958 tacyu naitou)
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Kagawa Prefectural Government Office (1958 kenzou tange)
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shin kabukiza (1958 tougo murano)
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The National Museum of Western Art (1959 le Corbusier)
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Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (1961 kunio maekawa)
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Athenee Francais (1962 takamasa yoshizaka)
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Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum (1962 kenji imai)
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Kobe Port Tower (1963 kouichi itou & takeo naka)
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Saint Mary's Cathedral (1964 kenzou tange)
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National Yoyogi Stadium (1964 kenzou tange)
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Nippon Budokan (1964 mamoru yamada)
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Sony Building (1966 yoshinobu ashihara)
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Paresusaido Birudingu (1966 syouji hayashi)
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Kasumigaseki Building (1968 toshiro yamashita)
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Old March 24th, 2011, 07:42 PM   #156
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The Dallas Statler Hilton and adjoining old Dallas Public Library (forming the best block of 1950s architecture in Dallas) have sold to a new developer. They plan on restoring both buildings back to their 1950s appearance. The hotel has been vacant for 10 years; the library, nearly 30.

Here's a tour of the library... a time capsule of 1950s design:
http://www.harwoodhistoricdistrict.c...entrallibrary/

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Old April 8th, 2011, 06:08 PM   #157
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Here's a tour and some photos of the Dallas Statler Hilton, as well. It's currently being restored; there are a lot of great Mid-Century features hidden under countless renovations.

http://www.harwoodhistoricdistrict.c...-back-to-life/

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Old April 8th, 2011, 06:54 PM   #158
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Makati Stock Exchange, Manila
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Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila
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St. Andrew Church, Makati, Metro Manila
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Hotel Intercontinental, Manila
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Old April 8th, 2011, 07:12 PM   #159
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The government quarter, Oslo.

Architecture done by the norwegian architect Erling Viksjø. Artworks by Pablo Picasso iand norwegian artist Carl Nesjar. The highrise was completed in 1958 while the lowrise was done in 1969.





The ugly, anonymous building (with the hellipad) in the background isn't part of the same project. They where built during the '90s when the government needed more space and therefore thought it was fitting to demolish some historic 18th century buildings to make way for the pieces of shit that stands there today.



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Old April 9th, 2011, 04:12 AM   #160
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A few nice ones. Lots of crap. The 50s/60s. The low point of architecture.
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