Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal by Lola Alvarez Bravo, 1954
photo via the New York Times Lens blog.
Tuñón y Mansilla LEÓN AUDITORIUM.
There are so many reasons to have great prefab housing for those in need, and in lower-income areas. While it’s not drywall and foundation based, these homes come compact and easy to deliver with simple installation instructions. With Abod homes able to reach the far corners of the world and people who need it most, this can revolutionize housing for the poverty stricken parts of the globe.
Le Corbusier, Eglise Saint-Pierre (1973-1978 base et 2003-2006 nef), FIRMINY (France)
Mid-Century Modern Architects in a Parisian Cafe, ca. 1950
Description: Walter Gropius, second from the left; Marcel Breuer, right foreground; Le Corbusier, background on the right with head turned away.
Torre Latinoamericana, Mexico City, Leonardo and Adolfo Zeevaert, 1948-56. View this on the map
Someone please save This GEM!
The Gobbler Restaurant & Motel in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin was designed by architect Helmut Ajango for local poultry processor Clarence Hartwig and opened in 1967. The menu featured turkey, prime rib and steak. A rotating circular bar that completed one revolution every 80 minutes was a signature centerpiece of the building.
in later years, the business struggled and Clyde Hartwig closed operations by 1995. After the Hartwig family sold the property and several restaurants were opened but ultimately failed because the owners had no experience as restaurateurs.
The legendary supper club remains, but the motel was burned (because of structural wood rot) as a fire department training exercise in 2001. The last tenant went out of business in mid-2002. In 2011, the locally produced film “Missed Connections” was shot on location at the restaurant.
The property is currently listed for a $2.3 million.
Seagram interiors with art - photographed by Ezra Stoller - 1958.
Wadi Al-Salaam: The Largest Cemetery in The World via Amusing Planet
Wadi us-Salaam, which literally means the Valley of Peace, is an Islamic cemetery located in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq. The cemetery covers an area of 1485.5 acres and contains millions of bodies, making it one of the strongest contender for the title of the largest graveyard on earth. Najaf itself is one of Iraq’s biggest cities, with a population of nearly 600,000. But the adjoining city of the dead holds the remains of millions, stretching for up to 10km along the valley. Wadi Al-Salam cemetery is also the only cemetery in the world where the process of burial is still continuing to day since more than 1,400 years.