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Modern Kitchens: Then and Now

Since everything mid-century modern is in vogue at the moment, a lot of kitchens are being built or restored in “mid-century modern” style.  We thought it would be interesting to compare real mid-century kitchens with the modern versions of today.

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Now

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Inspire Me Monday: Cool Mid-Century Residential Edifices

Single-family houses were not the only residential structures to get the modern treatment during the mid-20th century. To get those inspirational juices flowing, here are some exceptional examples of mid-mod apartment buildings.

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The Wave Building in La Baule France by Pierre Doucet, 1960s.

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The Colby Apartments in Los Angeles by Raphael Soriano, 1951.

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Apartamentos Chapultepec Sur 562 in Guadalajara by Julio de la Peña in 1960.

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Edificio Niza in Juarez by Jaime Ortiz Monasterio, 1952.

David Porter Apartments (1963) in Mission Bay

David Porter Apartments in San Diego by Homer Delawie, 1963.

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Apartments Presa Solis in Mexico City by Miguel Hidalgo, 1953.

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Eros House in London by Rodney Gordon in 1960.

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Pedregulho Housing Development in Rio de Janeiro, designed by Affonso Eduardo Reidy in 1947.

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Pedregulho Housing Development in Rio de Janeiro, designed by Affonso Eduardo Reidy in 1947. tumblr_nmk022AVhJ1u0lj49o1_540

Pedregulho Housing Development in Rio de Janeiro, designed by Affonso Eduardo Reidy in 1947.

All photos courtesy of Bluecote and Mid-Century Modern Freak.

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