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Haus Atlantis, Böttcherstraße, Bremen, GermanyPhoto by Wendy DarlingAnother look at the Haus Atlantis staircase, this time looking down. It kind of reminded me of Star Trek — a warp engine or a conduit or something. Again, quick explanation: staircase coils around three lit posts that run the full height.

Haus Atlantis, Böttcherstraße, Bremen, Germany
Photo by Wendy Darling

Another look at the Haus Atlantis staircase, this time looking down. It kind of reminded me of Star Trek — a warp engine or a conduit or something. Again, quick explanation: staircase coils around three lit posts that run the full height.

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Haus Atlantis, Böttcherstraße, Bremen, GermanyPhoto by Wendy DarlingNow on to the Deco at Böttcherstraße, starting with the staircase at Haus Atlantis. Dating to 1930/1931, it’s one of the most Modern things I’ve ever seen and even today, 80+ years later, it looks futuristic.
Explantion
My best friend, seeing this picture, was a bit confused. “What going on?” So here you go:This is take from the bottom of the staircase, which goes up five stories. It’s a fairly wide spiral staircase, with the steps punctuated by holes set with clear class, similar to glass architectural block. At the center of the staircase, three three-side pillars inside with lights shoot up from bottom to top. The staircase is surrounded by a cylinder of similar materials, set both with more glass circles and with mosaic work. Finally at the top of the staircase is a chamber topped by a dome made of class circles (the blue at the top). The color theme is all white and blue, to match the aquatic “Atlantis” theme.

Haus Atlantis, Böttcherstraße, Bremen, Germany
Photo by Wendy Darling

Now on to the Deco at Böttcherstraße, starting with the staircase at Haus Atlantis. Dating to 1930/1931, it’s one of the most Modern things I’ve ever seen and even today, 80+ years later, it looks futuristic.

Explantion

My best friend, seeing this picture, was a bit confused. “What going on?” So here you go:

This is take from the bottom of the staircase, which goes up five stories. It’s a fairly wide spiral staircase, with the steps punctuated by holes set with clear class, similar to glass architectural block. At the center of the staircase, three three-side pillars inside with lights shoot up from bottom to top. The staircase is surrounded by a cylinder of similar materials, set both with more glass circles and with mosaic work. Finally at the top of the staircase is a chamber topped by a dome made of class circles (the blue at the top). The color theme is all white and blue, to match the aquatic “Atlantis” theme.

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De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, E. Sussex, England, United KingdomPhoto by Peter Barlett
Stunning photo looking up staircase of the De La Warr Pavilion, which I’ve seen variously described as Deco, Modern and International. All I know is next time I’m in E. Sussex (where an old friend lives and where I’ve visited many times) I am going to beg to visit. 
Some great, GREAT photos, architectural and non, in Bartlett’s portfolio.

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De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, E. Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Photo by Peter Barlett

Stunning photo looking up staircase of the De La Warr Pavilion, which I’ve seen variously described as Deco, Modern and International. All I know is next time I’m in E. Sussex (where an old friend lives and where I’ve visited many times) I am going to beg to visit. 

Some great, GREAT photos, architectural and non, in Bartlett’s portfolio.

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Aldabas-Melchormalo Building, Lima, Peruby John Meckley
I’m pretty sure I shared this previously when I did a spotlight on Peru and naturally used John Meckley’s great photos, but I think I can stand to share this again :) 
From Flickr:

Aldabas-Melchormalo Building dates from 1932 and was designed by the architect Augusto Guzmán Robles.

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Aldabas-Melchormalo Building, Lima, Peru
by John Meckley

I’m pretty sure I shared this previously when I did a spotlight on Peru and naturally used John Meckley’s great photos, but I think I can stand to share this again :) 

From Flickr:

Aldabas-Melchormalo Building dates from 1932 and was designed by the architect Augusto Guzmán Robles.

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