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HOUSE OF TOMORROW by ALISON & PETER SMITHSON (1980)

Alison & Peter Smithson for the Ideal Home Exhibition of 1956 designed this House of Tomorrow c. 1980.  Atomic powered and about as welcoming as the gent’s toilet at King’s Cross.

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SPA HOTEL BATH HOUSE by DONALD WEXLER (1958)

Donald Wexler, FAIA, was raised in Minneapolis and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1950 after serving in the Navy during World War II. He moved to Los Angeles to work for Richard Neutra, and subsequently moved to Palm Springs to work for William Cody. In 1952, he partnered with Richard Harrison, creating the firm of Wexler & Harrison. That partnership dissolved amicably in 1961, and Mr. Wexler formed Donald A. Wexler Associates in 1963. He developed an expertise in prefabricated steel construction, best visualized in the Alexander Steel Houses. Other projects include the Palm Springs Airport, Spa Hotel Bath House and the Canyon Country Club Clubhouse, as well as many commercial, institutional and public buildings.

UNITE’ D’HABITATION-DE-MARSEILLE by LE CORBUSIER (1946-1952)

Unlike many contemporary books with the glamor photos and perhaps some evocative marks of genius drawings, this is an incredibly thorough presentation of the building. It goes into all aspects of the Unite, from design concept, it’s precedents in Corb’s work, through construction. Perhaps most valuable are the drawings that Sbriglio constructed for the book. There are really useful diagrams of structure, unit layouts, unit arrangements within the block, lobby, roof. As an educator, I find this book to be of tremendous value in discussing the significance of the Unite in the history of architecture.

- Amazon : Le Corbusier: L’Unite d’habitation de Marseille (Monographies d’architecture) (French Edition) ($86.00 USD)

ENAMEL GATE by VERNER PANTON

(Interior view of the garden door at Verner Panton`s house in Binningen, Basel,CH)

The rooms open to guests in this mansion were designed by Panton in such a way that they acted as a kind of showroom for his work. Particularly noticeable were the entrance hall with its ringed lamps, the dining room with a spectacular shell ceiling, and the large dining room. This was dominated by the Living Sculpture which today is part of the design collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

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VILLA AURORA by GEORG HEINRICHS

(Haus des architekten georg heinrichs, nach dem entwurf Bruno Pauls)

CITROËN SHOWROOM by MANUELLE GAUTRAND

(Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, FR-Paris- C42, Citröen Flagship Showroom, FR-Paris)

Citroën, have a long history of embracing modern architecture to create unique spaces in which to showcase their products. Examples include the iconic Marbeuf building, designed by Bazin and Laprade in 1929, a glass-façaded showroom on the Champs Elysées, designed by Maurice-Jacques Ravazé and opened in 1932. This was overhauled in 1984 as the ‘Hippo-Citroën’, a combination of car showroom, café and restaurant, the site has now been given a thoroughly modern reconstruction.The new building, known as C42, was designed by architect Manuelle Gautrand after an international competition. C42 marks a return to the large glass façade, only this time with a distinctively brand-centric spin; the famous double chevron logo is woven into the 30m high faceted front. The architect describes the frontage as ‘an allegory of automotive design,’ in the way the 86-tonne latticework of glass and steel encloses the display space within, yet is also freestanding and self-supporting, just as a car’s bodywork is a structural element in its own right. Inside, a central mast rises up the full height of the space, containing suspended rotating platforms to display cars and concepts.Born in 1961, Manuelle Gautrand qualified as an architect in 1985. After working on several joint projects, she set up her own practice in 1991. Despite her young age, Manuelle Gautrand has already designed numerous projects in France and has been singled out in the French and international press. In 2005, she was invited to the Deutsches Architektur Museum in Frankfurt to present her design for the Citroën showroom on the Champs-Elyées.

DESERT HOME RETREAT by MARMOL RADZINER

(Photos by Daniel Hennessy)

- Marmol Radziner

UNDERGOUND HOUSE by BYOUNG SOO CHO

Korean architect Byoung Soo Cho has built a beautiful underground house just outside Seoul.

- Byoung Soo Cho

“FREY HOUSE 1″ by ALBERT FREY(1953)

(Photo by Julius Shulman)

A producer at TBWA Chiat/Day in Los Angeles (and an Emmy winner for Apple’s “Think Different” campaign), author Jennifer Golub chooses to honor the guru of the desert modernism Albert Frey mainly through images, rather than words. From his photo album, 8mm films, and the photography of Julius Shulman and Charles Wittenmeier, Golub has constructed a pictorial record of the architect’s creative process. To build his 1941 and 1953 houses in Palm Springs, California, Frey, now 95, studied the position of the sun for a year and each site’s slope and terrain at least as closely. Several cross-country trips in the 1930s also influenced his sense of aesthetics, color, and functionality. The book flows seamlessly, almost intuitively, and allows the reader to put the pieces together, much as Frey did. (For the more literal-minded, captions are provided at the end of the book.) Golub has also included tow interviews with Frey from 1994 and 1995 which give another perspective of the seemingly reluctant icon. Asked about his principles of design, Frey says simply: “Respect for nature. Establish certain principles. Take advantage of the modern techniques, manufacturers, and what the engineers invent.” – Interiors

- Amazon : Albert Frey Houses 1 + 2 ($20 USD)

PHILLIPS PAVILION by LE CORBUSIER (1958)

(Phillips Pavilion at the World’s Fair in Brussels, 1958, © FLC, Paris and DACS, London 2009)

“The structure is composed of hyperbolic-paraboloid shells which, up to now, have not been used for the problems of the type. The walls are constructed of rough slabs cast in sand moulds on the ground, measuring about 5′-0″ on a side and 2″ in thickness. They are mounted in place by means of a movable scaffolding and are supported by a double network of cables, 3″ in diameter, suspended along the cylindrical directrices of strongly reinforced concrete. Such is the principal of the structure.”The electronic poem of Le Corbusier at the Philips Pavilion marks the first appearance of a new art form; ‘The Electronic Games’, a synthesis unlimited in its possibilities for color, imagery, music, words and rhythm.”

- Amazon : Le Corbusier Complete Works in 8 Volumes ($543.37 USD)

“ON A DISTANT PLANET” by F.C. GUNDLACH (1964)

(“…on a distant planet…”, Gunel Person, F.C. Gundlach Brasilia 1964. in- Film und Frau Modeheft FS 1964)

- F.C. Gundlach

ANDY WARHOL AT GLASS HOUSE

Two in one. I wonder who the other guests were …

- http://philipjohnsonglasshouse.org/

ON THE EIXO MONUMENTAL BRASILIA (BRAZIL)

MODULOR by LE CORBUSIER

The Modulor is an anthropometric scale of proportions devised by the Swiss-born French architect  Le Corbusier (1887–1965).It was developed as a visual bridge between two incompatible scales, the Imperial system and the Metric system. It is based on the height of an English man with his arm raised.It was used as a system to set out a number of Le Corbusier’s buildings and was later codified into two books.

- Amazon : Le Corbusier Complete Works in 8 Volumes ($543.37 USD)

“THE CONTINUPS MONUMENT: ON THE ROCKY COAST” by SUPERSTUDIO (1969)

(Superstudio’s “The Continuous Monument: On the Rocky Coast” (1969)

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RIETVELD PAVILLION by GERRIT RIETVELD (1964-1965)



(Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (24 June 1888–26 June, 1964) was a Dutch  furniture  designer  and architect. )

On January 4th 2010, major renovation work started on the Rietveld Pavilion in the museum’s sculpture garden, which means the pavilion will be temporarily closed to the public. The project will be carried out by the Rijksgebouwendienst (Dutch Government Buildings Agency).Because the pavilion can no longer be properly and responsibly maintained through the regular maintenance, the Rijksgebouwendienst has decided to comprehensively restore the building. Prior to this decision, 8 research studies were carried out in the fields of architecture, building techniques, building history, materials expertise and construction.The then Chief Government Architect (Mels Crouwel), in dialogue with the directorate of the Kröller-Müller Museum, expressed his views on how to approach the restoration. The pavilion will be carefully dismantled and rebuilt on the basis of the floor plans from 1965. This involves the use of contemporary materials with the appearance/texture of those originally used by Rietveld. Existing building materials will be reused as much as possible. Where no alternative can be found using contemporary materials, a replica will be made of the original. The realization activities begin in the first quarter of 2010; completion is planned for the end of the second quarter of 2010.The Rietveld pavilion was designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1955 for the third international sculpture exhibition in Sonsbeek Park in Arnhem. It was subsequently dismantled and reconstructed at the Kröller-Müller Museum in the 1960’s, as a tribute to Rietveld. Rietveld’s heirs are involved in the restoration.

Kröller-Müller Museum
Houtkampweg
66731 AW Otterlo
Netherlands

NATIONAL CONGRESS OF BRAZIL by OSCAR NIEMEYER

Since the 1960s, the National Congress has its seat in Brasília. As most of the government buildings in the city, it was designed by Oscar Niemeyer following the style of modern Brazilian architecture.The semi-sphere on the left is the seat of the Senate, and the semi-sphere on the right is the seat of the Chamber of the Deputies. Among them there are two vertical towers of offices. The Congress also occupies other surrounding buildings, some of them interconnected by a tunnel.The building is located in the middle of the Monumental Axis, main street of Brasília. In front of it, there is a large lawn, where demonstrations take place. At the back of it, is the Praça dos Três Poderes, where lies the Palácio do Planalto and the Supremo Tribunal Federal.On December 6, 2007, the Institute of Historic and Artistic National Heritage (Portuguese: Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional) decided to declare the building of the National Congress an historical heritage of the Brazilian people. The building is also among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as part of Brasília’s original urban buildings, since 1987.

VARNA RESTAURANT by VERNER PANTON

The architectural commission at the Varna restaurant in Arhus was for the interior design. Verner Panton took his inspiration here from the outside design of the building which shows in particular in the round corner columns of the building. Fabrics from Mira-X were used by Panton to focus on proportions and connections, and using colour and shapes gave each room its unique dynamics.

Does anyone know what happened to this place and it’s interior?

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CHILEAN HOUSE by SMILJAN RADIC

Via DigsDigs … Smiljan Radic Clarke is the architect behind this interesting house design in Chilean countryside. It’s built on the large property with old walnut trees. These trees are integrated into its outdoor areas design. The house has large courtyard created between a whitewashed perimetal wall and the house itself. There is large fully glazed wall that open up the interior to the courtyard. The house’s interior is separated for two parts. The first one is a one open room with a kitchen, a dining area and a living room. The second one is devoted to private bedrooms and bathrooms.

HEW VATTENFALL by ARNE JACOBSEN (1966)

- Arne Jacobsen

VILLA METAMORPHOSIS by BEN RYUKI MIYAGI

The title for this house, “Villa Metamorphosis”, comes from Franz Kafka’s novel “The Metamorphosis”. It was a design based on the idea that a flat roofed modern house is transformed into a black house with grotesque yet poetic features such as multiple domes with overlapped skin, and 4 cantilevered louvers that looks like birds’ mouth, and windows with hieroglyphic geometries that are neither modern nor ancient. While still making reference to the original 1960 modern house before the 2008 addition and the renovation, the redesigned house establishes an identity as a new being.

- http://www.bma5.com/

ROSS STREET RESIDENCE by ROBERT MILLS ARCHITECTS

(Image Courtesy of Robert Mills Architects)

- Robert Mills

MILLER HOUSE by EERO SAARINEN (1957)

MILLER HOUSE by EERO SAARINEN (1957)

(Photograph: Ezra Stoller. © Ezra Stoller / ESTO)

Architect Eero Saarinen, whose works include the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C, designed this 7,000-square-foot house in 1957. Irwin Miller, who died in 2004 at age 95, built Cummins Engine Co. into a Fortune 500 company. But perhaps his most defining contribution to Columbus was his 1954 decision to establish the Cummins Foundation, which paid architects to design new public buildings, ultimately transforming the city into a showcase for modern architecture.Architectural enthusiasts consider it a prime representation of the International Style, a subtype of the Modern Movement. Even the landscaping by Dan Kiley is widely recognized as one of the most important Modern designs in residential landscape architecture.Columbus philanthropist J. Irwin Miller’s family is poised to donate his majestic home to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, provided it can raise millions of dollars to maintain the sprawling Bartholomew County property.

TWA TERMINAL by EERO SAARINEN (1962)

TWA TERMINAL by EERO SAARINEN (1962)

(TWA Terminal, New York International (now John F. Kennedy International) Airport, New York, c. 1962. Photograph: Balthazar Korab. © Balthazar Korab Ltd.)

The TWA terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport was designed to express movement and transition. Its designer, architect Eero Saarinen aimed at creating dynamic space, a dramatic environment with associations to the excitement of travel.The structure consists of four interacting vaulted domes supported on four Y-shaped columns. Together, the domes form a vast, umbella-like shell curving over the passenger areas, fifty feet high and 315 feet long. In spite of being made of concrete, the construction gives a sense of lightness and airiness. This results from the consistent use of upward-soaring curves in the vaults and columns and also from the bands of skylights at the juctures of the vaults. Seen from a distance, the curves of the vault structure take the shape of a bird extending its wings.The building and all its spaces and elements, make up a total environment where every detail belongs to the same family of forms, consistently repeated in passenger counters, information boards, railings etc. It is one instance of Saarinen’s idea of the necessity of extending architecture to the total of physical surroundings and to design every object taking into account the way it relates to its neighbouring objects, small and large.

CASA DAS CANOAS by OSCAR NIEMEYER (1952-53)

CASA DAS CANOAS by OSCAR NIEMEYER (1952-53) 4_Casa_das_Canoas_Rio_de_Janeiro

Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho (born December 15, 1907) is a Brazilian architect  specializing in international modern architecture. He is a pioneer in exploring the formal possibilities of reinforced concrete solely for their aesthetic impact.His buildings are often characterized by being spacious and exposed, mixing volumes and empty space to create unconventional patterns and often propped up by pilotis. Both lauded and criticized for being a “sculptor of monuments”, he has been praised for being a great artist and one of the greatest architects of his generation by his supporters. His works include public buildings designed for the city of Brasília, and the United Nations Headquarters in New York City (with others).

NIYANG RIVER VISITOR CENTER by by STANDARDARCHITECTURE

NIYANG RIVER VISITOR CENTER by by STANDARDARCHITECTURE

(Photographs are by Chen Su)

Via Dezeen … Architects Standardarchitecture-Zhaoyang Studio have completed a visitors centre next to a river in Tibet. The building was constructed using local vernacular techniques and brightly coloured pigments from local minerals have been painted directly onto the stone walls of the interior. Called Niyang River Visitor Center, the building contains a ticket office, changing room and bathroom.

AUSSTELLUNGSPAVILLION by FIRMA BRAUN

AUSSTELLUNGSPAVILLION by FIRMA BRAUN

Picture taken from the book: René Spitz: »hfg ulm. The view behind the foreground. The political history of the Ulm School of Design (1953-1968)«. Stuttgart 2002, page 230.

SPIEGEL PUBLISHING HOUSE by VERNER PANTON (1969)

SPIEGEL PUBLISHING HOUSE by VERNER PANTON (1969) CANTEEN

(Spiegel Verlagshaus Canteen, Hamburg, D 1969)

The furnishing of the Spiegel Publishing house buildings in Hamburg count among the most outstanding examples of Panton’s interior designs and are some of the few that still exist, at least in part. For the famous news magazine which moved into the modernized premises in 1969 in Hamburg’s Ost-West Street, Panton designed the entrance area with courtyard and lobby, the canteen and the bar areas, the swimming pool for the employees in the basement of the building, the rooms for the editorial conferences and the lounges, as well as the colour schemes for the hallways of the administration or editorial highrise buildings. Here again the colour schemes became a major design element, providing Panton’s typical fusion of room design. All designs were his own – lamps, textiles and wall claddings, only the furniture had to be ordered from Knoll International according to his contracts. The specially designed mirror lighting used on walls and ceilings was of major importance. While the swimming pool area was destroyed soon afterwards by a fire and the entry and lobby saw major redesign in the 90s, the canteen has so far remained in the original version and today represents a unique and valuable historic document.

- Verner Panton

ROSA MUERTA by ROBERT STONE

ROSA MUERTA by ROBERT STONE north-view

Via Archdaily … Robert was born and raised in Palm Springs, Ca. in a decent copy of a Craig Ellwood house and across the street from a real Schindler house. After his masters degree at UC Berkeley, Robert spent over a decade in a studio in Los Angeles making experimental social-sculpture projects that were exhibited internationally. I mention this because it’s a clear influence on Rosa Muerta and Acido Dorado, two projects that came out of Robert’s passion for art, his architectural background, and his D.I.Y. punk roots: Instead of looking for a client, Robert went solo to the desert to build vacation houses for rent, turning into an entrepreneur with Pretty Vacant Properties and probing that independent D.I.Y. architecture is possible.

MUSEUM GUGGENHEIM by FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

MUSEUM GUGGENHEIM by FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (often referred to as “The Guggenheim”) is a well-known museum located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan  in New York City, United States. It is the permanent home to a renowned collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art and also features special exhibitions throughout the year. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it is one of the 20th century’s most important architectural landmarks.The museum opened on October 21, 1959, and was the second museum opened by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. It recently underwent an extensive, three-year renovation.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173

CINÉ-DANCING, L’AUBETTE, PLACE KLÉBER (STRASBOURG)

CINÉ-DANCING, L'AUBETTE, PLACE KLÉBER (STRASBOURG) stijl_de_9_cine_dancing_aubette_place_kleber_strasbourg_theo_van_doesburg_foto-luc_berujeau

Ciné-dancing (cinema-dance hall; also called Grande Salle or Ciné-bal) in L’Aubette, Place Kléber, Strasbourg, designed by Theo van Doesburg 1926-1927 and executed 1927-1928, destroyed by 1938 and restored 1989-1994. Photo by Jean-Claude Hatterer.

Place Kléber
67000 Strasbourg
France

ARCHITECT-PHOTOGRAPHY by EZRA STOLLER

ARCHITECT-PHOTOGRAPHY by EZRA STOLLER

Ezra Stoller (16 May 1915 – 29 October 2004) was an American  architectural photographer.Stoller was born in Chicago. His interest in photography began while he was an architecture student at New York University, when he began making lantern slides and photographs of architectural models, drawings and sculpture. After his graduation in 1939, he concentrated on photography.His work featured landmarks of modern architecture, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water, Alvar Aalto’s Finnish Pavilion at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Stoller is often cited in aiding the spread of the Modern Movement.In 1961, he was the first recipient of the AIA Gold Medal for Photography. Stoller’s photographs were featured in the book Modern Architecture: Photographs by Ezra Stoller. In his later years, Stoller founded Esto Photographics, a commercial photography firm currently directed by his daughter Erica Stoller.He died in Williamstown, Massachusetts, on 29 October 2004, from complications of a stroke.

ARITHMETIC COMPOSITION by THEO VAN DOESBURG (1929-1930)

Theo_van_Doesburg_Arithmetic_Composition_(1930)

(Concrete art: Arithmetic Composition. 1929-1930.)

Theo van Doesburg (Utrecht, 30 August 1883 – Davos, 7 March 1931) was a Dutch artist, practicing in painting, writing, poetry  and architecture. He is best known as the founder and leader of De Stijl.

LOTUS HOUSE by KENGO KUMA & ASSOCIATES (2005)

LOTUS HOUSE by KENGO KUMA & ASSOCIATES (2005) JAPAN

(Lotus HouseEastern Japan (2005.06), Villa 530.27 m2 Shinkenchiku 2005 12. A)

This is so cool!

- Kengo Kuma

SOMOSAGUAS HOUSE IN SPAIN by A-CERO (FOR SALE)

SOMOSAGUAS HOUSE IN SPAIN by A-CERO for SALE

Stunning!

- 9.500.000 EUR

CASA DE PLAYA by A-CERO ARCHITECTS

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Special thanks to Design-Milk for posting this.

- A-cero

VILLA FJOLLE by STAFFAN BERGLUND (1969)

VILLA FJOLLE by STAFFAN BERGLUND (1969)

In 1967 an architectural competition is arranged by the danish travel agency and charter airline spies, scandinavia’s greatest success story of its day in the travel industry. (the “ie” sound in “spies” is pronounced like “ee” in “speed” or “ea” in “peas.”) a number of architects from scandinavia and spain are invited. the task is to design a prototype for a mass-produced vacation house for scandinavian tourists travelling to spain who do not wish to stay at a traditional hotel. with growing affluence in post-war society, simon spies, the company’s legendary founder and visionary, envisions all tourists in the future, not just the wealthy, to expect more than just a hotel room, a bed, a tv-set, and a continental breakfast: a double room, even in the nicest of hotels, soon becomes claustrophobic, especially at holiday areas that perhaps include little more than a beach and some palm trees, and lack any cultural offering.the swedish architect staffan berglund wins the competition. his proposal is for a circular, dome-topped, single-story house, made entirely of plastic. the vacation house is adaptable for any site – for the beach, as well as the mountains – and it is meant to be exciting, an experience in itself. tml

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HOME 06 by I29

HOME 06 by I29 INTERIOR

Dutch interior architects i29 have completed this amazing home in Amsterdam.

- i29

MINIMALIST HOUSE (LIMA, PERU) by JAVIER ARTADI ARCHITECTS

MINIMALIST HOUSE (LIMA, PERU) by JAVIER ARTADI ARCHITECTS

So pretty!

- Javier Artadi

J. B. SHAMEL RESIDENCE by WILLIAM CODY (1961)

J. B. SHAMEL RESIDENCE by WILLIAM CODY (1961)

(Photo: Julius Shulman)

“William F. Cody, FAIA, was born in 1916 in Dayton, Ohio. Educated at USC where he worked for architect Cliff May. Moved to Palm Springs and built his first project: the Del Marcos Hotel in 1947. Converted the Thunderbird Dude Ranch to the Thunderbird Country Club, which led to his later designs of the Tamarisk and the Eldorado Country Clubs. One of the designers of the Spa Hotel and a wide variety of commercial and residential projects in Palm Springs, Phoenix, San Diego, Palo Alto, and Havana. Designed the Palm Springs Library Center and St. Theresa Catholic Church prior to suffering a stroke that ended his architectural career.”

SPIEGEL PUBLISHING HOUSE by VERNER PANTON (1969)

SPIEGEL PUBLISHING HOUSE by VERNER PANTON (1969)

(Spiegel Verlagshaus Office, Hamburg, D 1969)

The furnishing of the Spiegel Publishing house buildings in Hamburg count among the most outstanding examples of Panton’s interior designs and are some of the few that still exist, at least in part. For the famous news magazine which moved into the modernized premises in 1969 in Hamburg’s Ost-West Street, Panton designed the entrance area with courtyard and lobby, the canteen and the bar areas, the swimming pool for the employees in the basement of the building, the rooms for the editorial conferences and the lounges, as well as the colour schemes for the hallways of the administration or editorial highrise buildings. Here again the colour schemes became a major design element, providing Panton’s typical fusion of room design. All designs were his own – lamps, textiles and wall claddings, only the furniture had to be ordered from Knoll International according to his contracts. The specially designed mirror lighting used on walls and ceilings was of major importance. While the swimming pool area was destroyed soon afterwards by a fire and the entry and lobby saw major redesign in the 90s, the canteen has so far remained in the original version and today represents a unique and valuable historic document.

- Verner Panton

SPIEGEL PUBLISHING HOUSE by VERNER PANTON (1969)

SPIEGEL PUBLISHING HOUSE by VERNER PANTON (1969)

(Spiegel Verlagshaus waiting area, Hamburg, D 1969)

The furnishing of the Spiegel Publishing house buildings in Hamburg count among the most outstanding examples of Panton’s interior designs and are some of the few that still exist, at least in part. For the famous news magazine which moved into the modernized premises in 1969 in Hamburg’s Ost-West Street, Panton designed the entrance area with courtyard and lobby, the canteen and the bar areas, the swimming pool for the employees in the basement of the building, the rooms for the editorial conferences and the lounges, as well as the colour schemes for the hallways of the administration or editorial highrise buildings. Here again the colour schemes became a major design element, providing Panton’s typical fusion of room design. All designs were his own – lamps, textiles and wall claddings, only the furniture had to be ordered from Knoll International according to his contracts. The specially designed mirror lighting used on walls and ceilings was of major importance. While the swimming pool area was destroyed soon afterwards by a fire and the entry and lobby saw major redesign in the 90s, the canteen has so far remained in the original version and today represents a unique and valuable historic document.

- Verner Panton

BBC/ICE CREAM STORE STORE (HONG KONG)

BBC/ICE CREAM STORE STORE (HONG KONG) CHINA BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB PHARELL WILLIAMS

The comical and humorous exterior with a rocket ready for take-off and a circular entrance way draws attention to this ‘new’ space in an old building. The first two floors are occupied by ICE CREAMâ„¢, and the upper two floors are by BBC. The usage of 2-D design is an important element in both spaces. An ordinary Ice Cream parlor that may exist in the West coast in the U.S. is envisioned for ICE CREAMâ„¢, and the theme for BBC is outer space, which is also the concept for the brand.

BBC/Ice Cream
14 On Lan Street
Central, Hong Kong
T: +852-2526-7166

MARI & E. STEWART WILLIAMS HOUSE (1956)

MARI & E. STEWART WILLIAMS HOUSE (1956) Julius Shulman

(Photography by Julius Shulman)

Emerson Stewart Williams (1909–September 10, 2005) was a prolific Palm Springs, California-based architect whose distinctive modernist style buildings significantly shaped the Coachella Valley’s architectural landscape.

MOTOROLA ADVERT 1962

MOTOROLA ADVERT 1962 BACHELOR PAD

(Part of a Motorola ad extolling their stereos from 1962.)

PENTHOUSE SUR LORIE by AVIGNON ET CLOUET

PENTHOUSE SUR LORIE by AVIGNON ET CLOUET

Thanks to ArchDaily … This has got to be one of the coolest apartments I have ever seen.

- See more amazing photos from the apartment here

BLACK/WHITE HOUSE by DAVID JAMESON ARCHITECTS

BLACK/WHITE HOUSE by DAVID JAMESON ARCHITECTS

“A very sophisticated and striking composition, the black/white contrast is brilliantly simplistic and very powerful”

- David Jameson Architects
- AI Architect Article

CASA NO GERES by CORREIA/RAGAZZI AQUITECTOS

CASA NO GERES by CORREIA/RAGAZZI AQUITECTOS

- Correia/Ragazzi Aquitectos

CAVE HOUSE by MASATSUGU YAMAMOTO

CAVE HOUSE by MASATSUGU YAMAMOTO

AXIAL SYMPHONY by DESIGN SYSTEM

AXIAL SYMPHONY by DESIGN SYSTEM

Via Dezeen … I love this terrace garden!