Posts Tagged ‘pavilion’

Expo Lounge – Montreal’s Expo 67 and the 60s

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Expo Lounge is a fun mine of architecture & design from Expo 67 and its general 1960s context – the utopian architecture, the futurist and sci-fi imagination, and the burst of innovation and optimism . Below is a near random collection of the material on the site, but it’s worth going and seeing for yourself.

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Why is Australian design so cool?

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Not a rhetorical question. This is a hodgepodge sample, for sure, and spans decades, but all of it seems to partake of some form or other of adventurousness. It’s possible I’m projecting, and that my view of Australia is entirely filtered through my childhood fixation on that girl in National Geographic who crossed the outback on camels.

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Paper architecture for Habitat 1976 by Arthur Erickson

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

This is the paper-based pavilion designed by Arthur Erickson for the UN Habitat Conference on Human Settlements that took place in Vancouver in June of 1976. The pavilion, part of Habitat’s exhibit, was erected in front of the old courthouse (now the Vancouver Art Gallery). Photo is courtesy the Vancouver blog Architecture Wanted.

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