40's, 50's, 60's: Archive
Dedicated to the wonderful fashion/makeup/people/culture of the 1940's, 50's and 60's. None of the content posted on here is mine unless otherwise stated. Enjoy!
Petrol Station Arnhem (Purfina), Sybold van Ravesteyn, Arnhem
PETROL STATION ARNHEM (PURFINA); S. VAN RAVESTEYN, 1955-1957; Apeldoornseweg 105, Arnhem;; ARCHITECT(URAL OFFICE): Sybold van Ravesteyn, ; RENOVATOR: Rouw & De Kock, ; BUILDING TYPE: Traffic-related buildings, Reuse, Shops, ; ; The head elevation of this elongated box is splayed and turned to the road, a movement strengthened by the triangular window turning the corner and the serrated roof edge. The spatial composition thus created forms a dynamic exception to the string of unimaginative…
Pan Pacific Auditorium - Until the Convention Center was built this housed everything from car shows to ice skating shows. The place to be!
King of Cool
Academy Theater (Inglewood, California, 1939) Originally designed to host the Academy Awards, which it never did. Still survives today but now as a Church.
AD Classics: TWA Flight Center / Eero Saarinen
Completed in 1962 in New York City, United States. This article was originally published on June 16, 2016. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD...