Got acrophobia? Move into this apartment building (Feb, 1968)
Cool looking building, but what is that Eye of Sauron looking thing on the bottom?
The address is15 Boulevard Maréchal Leclerc 38000 Grenoble, France (Charlie’s Loyal Minions)
Got acrophobia? Move into this apartment building
Acrophobia is a dread of height. The designers of this 28-story apartment building in Grenoble, France, say the repetitious pattern of the balconies on its face is just dandy for people who suffer from that ailment because it suggests solidarity. Each box balcony is 13 feet tall, 10 wide, and five deep.
A Dome Grows in Brooklyn (Jul, 1956)
Or they could just move to California. It’s a pity. It wold have been nice to have a Buckminster Fuller designed stadium in Brooklyn.
A Dome Grows in Brooklyn
The Dodgers’ home games may soon be played under this huge plastic bubble.
By Frank Tinsley
Mechanix Illustrated takes pride in being the first to show what the Brooklyn Dodgers’ new baseball park may look like—if the 20th century’s most daring architect gets his plan accepted. Buckminster Fuller has already earned the gratitude of the armed forces and the taxpaying public with his plastic igloos that can be helicopter-toted from air base to air base to serve as hangars, barracks, warehouses, administration buildings.
Restaurant Entrance Like Bow of Ship Attracts Business (May, 1931)
Bernstein’s was open between 1912 and 1981. It was at 123 Powell St in San Francisco. There’s a DSW there now.
Restaurant Entrance Like Bow of Ship Attracts Business
IF a first prize were awarded for unique entrances, it would probably go to the proprietor of the Bernstein’s sea food restaurant in San Francisco. The entrance to the restaurant, shown in the photo at the right, leaves passers-by in little doubt as to the particular kind of food served there. It must, they reason, come from the sea, and on going in to investigate, they find their guess correct.
The entrance is built in the form of the bow of the ship “Nina,” on which, as every schoolboy knows, Columbus sailed on his great voyage of discovery. The model is complete, even to figurehead portholes.
Novel Portland, Ore., Fire Station Looks Like a Residence (May, 1931)
The current address of the building is 2200 NE 24th avenue and is now a non-profit agency called Metropolitan Family Service. Engine 18 is in the middle of renovating their current station right now.
Novel Portland, Ore., Fire Station Looks Like a Residence
ONE of the most attractive fire stations in the country —so attractive, in fact, that it is indistinguishable from the beautiful homes of the neighborhood —is located in an exclusive residential district in Portland, Oregon. The residents of the neighborhood, threatened with increased insurance rates, and not wanting the charm of the district marred by the presence of an unsightly fire station, got together with the fire chief and an architect, and this fire station, shown in the accompanying photos, was the solution of the problem.