mid century modern style

Chapel of the Central Military Hospital “Gómez Ulla”, Madrid, Spain.

(Arch. General Juan Cámpora Rodríguez, 1967-75)

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.

Autopistas Acesa Tower, Barcelona, Spain.

(Arch. Claudio Carmona, 1963-67)

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.

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Robbie King House, Winston-Salem

Growing up surrounded by antiques, King broke free from his parents’ interior decorating aesthetic in search of his own personal identity. He embraced the sleek lines and simplicity of Danish modernism. “I’d go to the Rescue Mission and Goodwill and buy all I wanted,” King says. “Some of this stuff cost as little as 50 cents.”

At the time, midcentury accessories—the lamps, glassware, and furniture of the 1950s—were relatively inexpensive. “It typically takes 50 years or more before the preservation field seriously considers an architectural style,” notes King. For a young guy on a limited budget, it was a match made in heaven.

Living in an English Cottage Revival home in the neighborhood of Konnoak Hills, King kept his eye on the cozy contemporary around the corner and waited for it to enter the market.

“Even with nothing in it, the house was impressive to me,” King recalls of his first walk-through. “The house is the real artifact here, and it’s a joy to be able to populate it with the things I love.”

Built in 1954, King’s midcentury marvel captures the postwar optimism of the time and the belief that design could improve the lives of ordinary people.

Source: Winston-Salem Journal
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Galaxia Complex, Madrid, Spain.

(Arch. Antonio Lamela, 1965-69)

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.