Mid-Century Modern Architecture/Interiors


Lake Forest House by Jack Viks

“ SAUNDERS RD, Lake Forest, IL - Built: 1960 ” by MidCentArc MidCentury Architecture discovered a listing for this Lake Forest, Illinois house by a Jack Viks, who was apparently a student of Mies Van Der Rohe — a fact made very clear by one glance at the exterior . But it's the interiors are that are really stunning.

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Windows in Hollin Hills Virginia

“ HH Dining Interior ”, recently submitted to our photo group by Mr Biscuit These great windows bring in all the light and views of floor-to-ceiling glass while maintaining the benefit of waist-high sills. ...Learn more about the Hollin Hills community (smack in the middle of a historical colonial-themed area in Alexandria, Virginia) at the residents blog and see images of homes in their Flickr account .

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Snee-osh Cabin by Zero Plus Architects

“Like an insect warming itself in the sun, the Snee-oosh Cabin sits in the underbrush at the water’s edge near Deception Pass on the Swinomish Indian reservation. Eight 1-1/2” bolts support steel legs — strategically placed to preserve the old trees that reach in to the earth to support a panelized roof and a suspended “belly” that floats within the coniferous canopy.”

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John Curran's New York Loft

“ Sad to leave our baby... ”, recently submitted to our photo group by John Curran

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Arthur Erickson, Architect

MidCentury Architecture alerts us to architect Arthur Erickson who has done some amazing things with wood for residences in the Pacific Northwest.

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Bonneville Salt Flats Rest Stop Shelter

I don’t remember the design of Utah's newer rest area structures, but I'm sure that’s because they aren’t memorable. This is one of those historically significant public designs, like those of the WPA , that remains uncredited, and often unappreciated, by today’s administrators.

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Wood Paneling and Afternoon Sun

afternoon sun 2, recently submitted to our Mid-Century, Modern Group by mondolind

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Calgary Dining Room

swedish guy’s dining table, recently submitted to our Mid-Century, Modern Group by The 10 cent designer Technorati Tags: Eames

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Communist Charm at the Ostel in Berlin

The modernism of 1960s East Germany is a little different from that of the Danes or the Eames. The communist state spawned a more spartan, utilitarian style, but charming nonetheless....

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Flickr Pick of the Week: The House Beautiful Treasury of Contemporary American Homes

The House Beautiful Treasury of Contemporary American Homes, recently submitted to our Mid-Century, Modern Group by iceblinkjm

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McDonald's in London

Arne Jacobsen fast food. Why are Europeans so much classier than Americans? Thanks (again) to Blue Ant Studio for the tip.

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Finn Juhl Home in Denmark

These fantastic images of Finn Juhl’s home captured by photographer Roger Valentin Mandt exemplify everything I adore about scandinavian mid-century design. ... Their list of products currently in production is impressive (the Chiefain we mentioned yesterday is still available as a new piece), but after exploring Juhl’s home I’m left wondering why unique designs like his colorful storage cart or foldable bench / table aren’t still being made today.

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