March 26, 2019

Original B/W Photo by Julius Schulman (© J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10) Colorized by Tim Hills, 2019

One of the most eye catching and unique house designs to come out of the mid century was a vacation home built for the chairman of Whirlpool (Louis C. Upton) and designed by the architects Paul Schweikher and Winston Elting. Lived in for only two years as a home, it was a house of beautiful contrasts: At once a sprawling fortress and yet transparent and inviting.

The nor...

March 7, 2018

In 1959, a leading modern furniture store in Tampa sought out visionary Sarasota architect Victor Lundy to create a showroom that would make people stop and stare. Nicknamed the round house by many who worked there, the design for Galloway's Furniture showroom was based on Lundy's love for nature and organic forms.

The following 3 rarely seen images are from the December 1959 issue of the Architectural Forum. Thanks to George Smart and the NC Modernist library for these.

Massive laminated beams recall the stems of...

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