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Philippe Malouin - MDF Vessels
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Bank Melli, Tehran, Iran, 1959

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1953: “House for the Atomic Age”
“A swimming pool that becomes an automatic decontamination bath during an A-bomb attack is one of the features of a home that Hal B. Hayes, Hollywood contractor, is completing for himself. In the hillside next to the swimming pool he’s building an underground sanctuary that you reach by diving into the pool. His house is designed to “bring the outdoors indoors” for ordinary peaceful living, yet has a structure built to resist great destructive forces. Several of the walls are completely of glass that would be swept away by a powerful shock wave, but could later be replaced. A continuation of his living-room rug is pulled up to shroud the glass wall in that room when a button is pressed. 
Other walls of the house have a fluted design to resist shock wave and a fireproof exterior surface of Gunite. 
A garden growing in half a foot of soil on the flat roof provides insulation against extreme heat or shock. All exposed wood, inside and outside of the house, is fire-resistant redwood coated with fire-retarding paint. In addition to the underground sanctuary, equipped with bottled oxygen, there is a bombproof shelter in the house itself, consisting of a large steel and concrete vault containing a sitting room and bathroom. Other features of the home include a three-story indoor tree…”
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This incidentally was already in my queue and is the house from Charlotte’s fic that I just reblogged. IT IS SO COOL. The Cold War was bizarre.
Sep 26, 2014 / 373 notes

morgan-leigh:

retronauthq:

1953: “House for the Atomic Age”

“A swimming pool that becomes an automatic decontamination bath during an A-bomb attack is one of the features of a home that Hal B. Hayes, Hollywood contractor, is completing for himself. In the hillside next to the swimming pool he’s building an underground sanctuary that you reach by diving into the pool. His house is designed to “bring the outdoors indoors” for ordinary peaceful living, yet has a structure built to resist great destructive forces. Several of the walls are completely of glass that would be swept away by a powerful shock wave, but could later be replaced. A continuation of his living-room rug is pulled up to shroud the glass wall in that room when a button is pressed.

Other walls of the house have a fluted design to resist shock wave and a fireproof exterior surface of Gunite.

A garden growing in half a foot of soil on the flat roof provides insulation against extreme heat or shock. All exposed wood, inside and outside of the house, is fire-resistant redwood coated with fire-retarding paint. In addition to the underground sanctuary, equipped with bottled oxygen, there is a bombproof shelter in the house itself, consisting of a large steel and concrete vault containing a sitting room and bathroom. Other features of the home include a three-story indoor tree…”

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This incidentally was already in my queue and is the house from Charlotte’s fic that I just reblogged. IT IS SO COOL. The Cold War was bizarre.

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Adriana Varejao
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Adriana Varejao

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Paul Bauer, 2014. Follow me on Flickr!
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Michael Graves, Republic Bank and Texas Theater, San Antonio, Texas, 198
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archiveofaffinities:

Michael Graves, Republic Bank and Texas Theater, San Antonio, Texas, 198

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Pinnacle Lake ➾ Luke Gram
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man-and-camera:

Pinnacle Lake ➾ Luke Gram

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palmandlaser:

Guy Billout (1984)
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palmandlaser:

Guy Billout (1984)

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dominickesterton:

More pools
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dominickesterton:

More pools

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Richard Mosse
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ppnmk:

Richard Mosse

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