Future Perfect: The Tale of Tomorrow

The architecture of the future envisioned by the masters of the past. The great visionary designs of the twentieth century collected in the book The Tale of Tomorrow, published by Gestalten.


1) The villa Palais Bulles in Cannes, France, designed by  Antti Lovag (1979). The futuristic pink house “curvy” on the French Riviera was the summer residence of the designer-artist Pierre Cardin. Photo Ken Sparkes


2) Villa Savoye in Poissy, France, designed by Le Corbusier (1928). At the gates of Paris on rationalist architecture manifesto of Charles-Eduard Jeanneret master. A pure concrete volume, without architectural barriers, suspended on light columns (pilotis). Openings tape and a large terrace. Photo Barbara Burg and Oliver Schuh, Palladium Photodesign


3) The  Trans World Flight Center (TWA Terminal) John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, USA, project  Eero Saarinen (1962). Last Finnish architect’s work, a model for the aviation industry for decades, has been closed since 2001. N and 2015, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that it will be converted into a hotel. Photo Ezra Stoller / Esto


4) Sheats / Goldstein Residence in Los Angeles, USA, project John Lautner (1963). Villa with pool in Hollywood style – not coincidentally set of numerous films – mixes the brutalism cement with aesthetics Californian 60s Photo Roger Straus III / Esto


5) L ‘ Atomium in Brussels, Belgium, designed by André Waterkeyn (1958). Built for the World Exhibition of 1958, it has become one of the main tourist attractions of Brussels. The landmark celebrates the advent of nuclear technology with its structure consists of nine steel spheres and glass, habitable. Photo www.atomium.be – SABAM 2009


6) Montreal Biosphère in Montreal, Canada, project Buckminster Fuller (1967). From Expo to Expo. Fuller built the gigantic geodesic dome as the US Pavilion for the Universal Exhibition of 1967. It is now a museum dedicated to the environment and the natural sciences. Photo Courtesy of The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller


7) Monsanto House of the Future in Anaheim, California, USA, project Monsanto (1957). Constructed for the Disneyland theme park “Tomorrowland” in California, the villa in the shape of four-by plastic forms represented the idea of the future of the Years 50. Photo Ralph Crane / The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images


8) Palacio do Congresso Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Project Oscar Niemeyer (1970). Over the 50 years the master of the Brazilian Modernism was responsible for implementing the master plan and the administrative center of the new capital, now a World Heritage Site. Photo Leonardo Finotti


9) The residential complex Ramot Polin in Jerusalem, Israel, project Zvi Hecker (1975). The buildings with 720 prefabricated units to pentagonal faces designed by the Polish after the War of the six days, were bitterly criticized for its similarity to the hives. Photo akg-images / Israel Talby


10) Communist Party headquarters in Paris, France, Project Oscar Niemeyer (1981). Repaired to France after the military coup of ’64, Niemeyer designed the headquarters of the French Communist Party, and a wavy glass building, complete with a grade conference room basement features a huge dome made ??of aluminum panels. Photo Leonardo Finotti


11) The buildings Les Choux de Creteil in Creteil, France, project Gérard Grandval (1974). Jokingly called “cauliflower” for the organic shape of its balconies concrete, this residential complex of ten cylindrical towers is located on the outskirts of Paris. Photo Dacian Groza


12) LAX Theme Building at the airport Los Angeles International Airport, USA, designed by William L. Pereira & Luckman Architects (1961). Supported by four large arches that reach 40 meters high, the building style Googie was converted into a restaurant in the 90’s and today expect a new destination. Photo Gannet77 / iStock by Getty Images


13) La Casa de Vidro Sao Paulo in Brazil, the project of Lina Bo Bardi (1951). Manifesto of the Brazilian architect Italian Rationalism in Achillina Bo, since 1990 the Casa de Vidro is home to a foundation dedicated to its author. Institutobardi.com.br Photo Bujedo Iñigo Aguirre


14) Casa de Retiro Espiritual in Seville, Spain, designed by Emilio Ambasz (1975). The house is a contemporary reformulation of the traditional Andalusian house, centered around a patio on which open up all the rooms. Photo Michele Alassio


15) Residential buildings Kubuswoningen in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, the draft Piet Blom (1984). The “cubic houses” in the old port area, with their characteristic yellow facades, are inspired by the shapes of the trees. Mark Doherty photos / robertharding / Corbis


16) The book The Tale of Tomorrow – Utopian Modernist Architecture in the Realm of Robert Klanten and Sofia Borges, Gelstalten Editions, 400 pages, published in English | shop.gestalten.com/the-tale-of-tomorrow Photo © Gestalten 2016


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