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thebluntprincess  asked:

Do you think the 70s was the era of the ugliest architecture? The 70s aesthetic always seemed gaudy to me

The 70s is such a weird time in architecture, with the ideals and utopias of the 70s confronting the reality of a tumultuous world. Brutalism on the way out, PoMo on the way in, and so many different styles and aesthetics that is impossible for me to make such a blanket statement. Maybe it is because I grew up in architecture at a time when Faux-Historicism was being kicked to the curb, but I have always consider much of the 80s a wasteland (although I bet if I look close enough there would also be classics to feature).

Here are some of my favorite projects from the 70s… and the last one, a preview of what was to come!

Douglas House Richard Meier

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The Los Angeles Times Building is an art deco building in Times Mirror Square at 1st and Spring Streets in Los Angeles. It is the headquarters of the Los Angeles Times. Gordon Kaufman designed this stodgy Moderne block in 1935; the 1973 steel-and-glass addition is by William Pereira Associates.

202 W First St (at S Spring St)