Posts tagged architecture
Posts tagged architecture
O… Oklahoma City
First National Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Photo by Clarissa Sharp
Beautiful built-in clock. The exterior of the building, near ground level, is similarly detailed. Example:
This is a wide shot of the building:
Americanization School, Oceanside, California
Photo by Chris Yao
Unique blend of styles.
The Americanization School displays hints of Art Deco while also taking in North African–Islamic influences that Irving Gill picked up from his brief partnership with Frank Mead. Gill designed the 3,550-square-foot (330 m²) wood-frame and stucco structure to fit its triangular, wedge-shaped corner site. With a prominent corner, Gill placed an arched entryway with a minimalist Islamic-style dome atop a short, octagonal tower. For class space, Gill planned two wings to run back from the corner, along the length of the lot in a V-shape; however, only one was ever built. To break up a potentially monotonous wall, he stepped the classes into three sections along the edge of the property. To bring in natural light, he placed clerestory windows and French doors to the south-facing side.
Edificio Collada, Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico
Photo by Francisco Valdes
Deco in far southern Mexico.
Photo by army.arch
Another dark blue Deco building, this one in Oakland.
Berg Building, Portland, Oregon
Photo by Ricky Kilby
Magnificent bit of facade. I love that deep blue terra cotta!
Charles F. Berg Building (1902/1930); Also known as Dolph Building is located at 611-615 SW Broadway Avenue, Portland. Architect, builder, or engineer: Grand Rapids Store Equipment Company. Architectural Style: Moderne/Art Deco.
"The front of the Berg Building is a rich black and gold, with panels of cream and dark aquamarine panels high up. There are designs of sunbursts, spirals, rain clouds, and peacocks on the third floor, with a zigzag pattern at the top of the building. 18-karat gold runs throughout the building’s facade."
Tulsa State Fairgrounds, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Photo by Keith Wondra
Magnificent colored terra cotta details.
Art Deco details on the Pavilion on the Tulsa State Fairgrounds in Tulsa Oklahoma. It was bulit in 1931 and it is famous for its art deco architecture.
Rookwood Ice Parlor, Cincinnati Union Terminal, Cincinnati, Ohio
Photo by David Brassard
Amazing, I think. Found at what is now Cincinnati Museum Center.
Here’s a close-up by same photographer:
Photo by Christopher Frost
Deco sun and moon in a building in Nottingham.
Norwich City Hall, Norwich, East Anglia, England
Photo by Gordon Haws
Two of eighteen rather extraordinary bronze relief sculptures on the doors of Norwich City Hall. See the whole set, plus other great building pictures, over here.
Norwich City Hall is an Art Deco building completed in 1938 which houses the city hall for the city of Norwich, East Anglia, in Eastern England. It is one of the Norwich 12, a collection of twelve heritage buildings in Norwich deemed of particular historical and cultural importance…
The architects designed for Norwich an Art Deco public building of national significance. It was built to the highest standards, using superior materials and methods of its day. Even the bricks were specially made, each one being two inches longer than usual to better reflect the proportions of the finished building.
Charles Holloway James and Stephen Rowland Pierce engaged Alfred Hardiman as their consultant sculptor. He contributed the iconic lions passant which guard the building, and three figures of Recreation, Wisdom and Education for the Council Chamber. His colleague James Woodford designed the six main bronze doors, incorporating 18 roundels showing the history and industry of Norwich. Eric Aumonier carved the city arms above the Regalia Room window on Bethel Street, and Margaret Calkin James provided textiles for some of the important rooms.
Over the years many Art Deco buildings have lost their hallmark fixtures and fittings, but Norwich retains many of its original features. This is particularly fortunate as the furniture, light fittings and other details throughout the building were designed by the architects themselves.
Upper Mount Baths and Health Suite, Northampton, England
Photo by Charlie Powell
Deco bath building.
This is the Art Deco Upper Mounts Baths and Health Suite building in Northampton that was built in 1936. Northampton has quite a lot of Art Deco architecture dotted around the City Centre, which was a nice surprise when I visited in February 2008.