Friday, 15 July 2016

Art Deco Architecture - actual and almost!



       
I have been attracted to art deco styles as long as I can recall.
It is daft I suppose because the outside of a building is nowhere near as important as the interior, which is where a house is turned into a home.
Some Margate apartment blocks appear to have been architecturally inspired by this 60 year old design.
 
 
 
Welcome to Dreamland Cinema & Ballroom right here in Margate, Currently being restored and renovated after decades of neglect. This is one of Britain's most iconic examples of the art deco/moderniste style. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
We have this wonderful example of red-brick deco in a back street sorting office ...









Meanwhile, on the other side of town at Westwood, the influence is obvious in design of this flagship store for Primark that opened a couple of years ago.
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                                                                Just down the road from here, these council subsidised  affordable flats at Trinity Walk would be instantly recognisable to architects of the 1930's,
Cliftonville MCA Station design governed by function rather than fashion
 
 
 
 
 
And so it is time to say farewell as I  recall  Miami surrounded by houses like this,  grab a coffee and dig some laid back piano lounge sounds from my golden coming of age days.