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As a follow on from the detective thread where there have been a flurry of photos of Art deco buildings, I thought this subject deserved a thread of it's own!

Although it has already featured, here is the fantastic Hoover building by night, one of the finest examples of an Art Deco building in the UK.....

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As a follow on from the detective thread where there have been a flurry of photos of Art deco buildings, I thought this subject deserved a thread of it's own!

Although it has already featured, here is the fantastic Hoover building by night, one of the finest examples of a TESCO Store in the UK.....

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As a follow on from the detective thread where there have been a flurry of photos of Art deco buildings, I thought this subject deserved a thread of it's own!

Although it has already featured, here is the fantastic Hoover building by night, one of the finest examples of an Art Deco building in the UK.....

Definately my favourite period of architechture. There is a fantastic cinema in Glasgow, now flats sadly, but fully restored. Lots of Art Deco and Art Nouveau on the Great Western Road.

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Definately my favourite period of architechture. There is a fantastic cinema in Glasgow, now flats sadly, but fully restored. Lots of Art Deco and Art Nouveau on the Great Western Road.

That is nice-there are a lot of cinemas in this style still standing but many of them now have garish neon signs on them and are going to rack and ruin. It is great when they are renovated.

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My place of work (windows above WHS) Richmond Station still retains it's Art Deco front. The stairs leading up to our office still have the old brass handrails above the bannisters. Also the loos upstairs still have the old mosaic tiled floors.

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Been doing a bit of work on the old Littlewoods Building (Liverpool), fantastic Art-Deco stylie - but sadly since it's been empty for a few years it does need a fair bit of work.....

Was originally planned for conversion into flats (Urban splash) but with the outside facade remaining the same, just the inside would be brought upto date (below) - sadly current economic climate means the project been put on hold for the forseeable... sad.gif

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Been doing a bit of work on the old Littlewoods Building (Liverpool), fantastic Art-Deco stylie - but sadly since it's been empty for a few years it does need a fair bit of work.....

Was originally planned for conversion into flats (Urban splash) but with the outside facade remaining the same, just the inside would be brought upto date (below) - sadly current economic climate means the project been put on hold for the forseeable... sad.gif

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Love that building, my Mum worked there. Urban Splash also renovated the Midland Hotel in Morecame.

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My place of work (windows above WHS) Richmond Station still retains it's Art Deco front. The stairs leading up to our office still have the old brass handrails above the bannisters. Also the loos upstairs still have the old mosaic tiled floors.

The Southern Railway were fantastic exponents of the art deco style building. Loads of examples have been huriedly slapped with preservation orders before the vandals at Network Rail managed to demolish them :thumbup:. There's even art deco signal boxes......albeit the vandals have managed to cover them in grafitti!

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Love that building, my Mum worked there. Urban Splash also renovated the Midland Hotel in Morecame.

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The Midland at Morecambe is great, we stayed there last year for our 20th Wedding Anniversary

Also Phil took his wife Bernie for her 50th earlier this year.thumbup.gif

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There a cinama just outside Souldrop,fantastic

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There's a lovely art deco styled building on the Kiddy - Bridgnorth Road that used to called the Nautical William. bIt was built in the syle of a lido. Had some great nights there in the early 70s when the West Midland Soul Club ran promotions from there and in the 90s, the 86 club had monthly do's. I remember seeing Ronnie McNair & Eddie Holman (it has to be said he was putrid...) Sorry, don't have a photo. Ade

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I restored my house to all its art deco origins, it was a real delight to knock down hardboard, walls and find everything there, grooved balistrades, fireplaces, minton tiled flooring. I lovingly restored it all, the cast iron deep bath to all its ceramic glory, the art deco grooved sink, hours and hours of work alone. The person who bought the house off me carpeted and stripped the lot, but you can't deny the convenience of a combi boiler and mixer taps, so I don't blame them. It was there gaff then, after all.

There is a place in Coventry off the A45, will try and take a photo, and a few houses along the same road with all original outer decor, they look fantastic but not so sure everyone shares the same affection for the the geometry? Hence my buyers stripping my house to replace with carpets and patio doors.

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That is nice-there are a lot of cinemas in this style still standing but many of them now have garish neon signs on them and are going to rack and ruin. It is great when they are renovated.

one of the architects of the cinemas was responsible for this quaint little family seaside cottage here that often draws a one day comment

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recently been renovated but no pics online of it since apart from above , old ones dont do it justice

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This beauty can be seen on the outskirts of Brussels town centre, it's called Stoclet Palace, not strictly 100% art deco, mostly art nouveau, but a wonderful piece of architecture for sure......................many a sunny afternoon panting at this one :thumbup:

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This house built by modernist architect Pierre Verbruggen in 1920, for himself.

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Just read a really great novel by Simon Mawer called " The Glass Room" about a modernist house built in the late 20's early 30s in Czechoslovakia and the people who inhabit it and how their lives are changed by the rise of fascism and the 2nd World War. It's based on a real house the Villa Tugendhat in Brno designed by German architect Mies van der Rohe. It's well worth a read for anyone interested in the Art Deco/Modernist period of architecture and it's a got a great storyline too.

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The Midland at Morecambe is great, we stayed there last year for our 20th Wedding Anniversary

Also Phil took his wife Bernie for her 50th earlier this year.thumbup.gif

Hi Dave, me and Lesley stayed there for a weekend a few years ago had a brilliant time saw Devious Soul Machine (anyone remember them?) on the friday and an all nighter at the Carlton on Saturday very happy memories of a lovely Hotel. ATB Steve

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That bottom one is local to me-The Carreras building in Camden-it is one of those odd Art Deco buildings with a heavy Egyptian influence.

I love that Egyptian revival theme :lol:

Debbie x

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Here are some photos from The Burgh Island Hotel, i loved it :yes: it was like going back in time :lol:

My older brother stayed there for a weekend, it was a 1940s theme, everybody had to dress like

it was 1940. Nice pics :yes:

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This is a great thread, can't wait untl someone post a thread asking fav Frog model and/or Airbus airliner :lol:

Anyway needless to say houses and greed is something that seems to go hand in hand in the UK, although this was a listed building the owners sought and got permission to demolish this fantastic Lucas built house on Wentworth gold course. It has a special meaning for me, I showed Tony Jacklin's very pregnant wife around it when it was for sale, must have been about 1969/70. The very small picture shows the building demolished, once these things have gone, they're gone for ever :yes:

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For anyone who has been to Keb's Deep Funk, Madam Jojo's in Soho (an area with probably the highest concentration of Art Deco buildings / interiors in the UK?)................

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There's a lovely art deco styled building on the Kiddy - Bridgnorth Road that used to called the Nautical William. bIt was built in the syle of a lido. Had some great nights there in the early 70s when the West Midland Soul Club ran promotions from there and in the 90s, the 86 club had monthly do's. I remember seeing Ronnie McNair & Eddie Holman (it has to be said he was putrid...) Sorry, don't have a photo. Ade

Here's a picture as it is now - a nursing home.

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Last year whilst on vacation on the South Coast at Weymouth I spied this thing at the far end of Weymouth pebble beach. It's the Riviera Hotel, looks great from the outside but very tatty inside I'm afraid, you can stay there but a quick visit to TripAdvisor and reading the reports confirmed it was Fawlty Towers at best. Top building in any case.

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Last year whilst on vacation on the South Coast at Weymouth I spied this thing at the far end of Weymouth pebble beach. It's the Riviera Hotel, looks great from the outside but very tatty inside I'm afraid, you can stay there but a quick visit to TripAdvisor and reading the reports confirmed it was Falwty Towers at best. Top building in any case.

That's a nice one Chris, it looks huge.

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This is where I work (I love my job). It's a bit an old picture but the building is pretty much the same now. The inside is being refurbished and almost complete, it is looking fantastic. The second picture gives a birds eye view and shows the amazing views from the building. The red X is where the building is

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five mins down the road from where i come from in Poole, Dorset, you can find loads of lovely buildings around Sandbanks - just a tad more up market than the estate i come from :yes:

here are a couple of sample pictures

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the next ones show front & back of building plus the area location from birds eye

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just as a matter of interest (or not :yes: ), John Lennon bought his Auntie Mimie a place down there where she lived til her passing. When she passed away, a few of my mates squated there and we used to have raves in the house. From the outside it looked a fairly small building but inside it was like the tardis :lol: At one of the raves we had a full size bouncy castle in one of the rooms :thumbsup:

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The Camden flats above reminded me of the iconic Florin Court on Charterhouse Square (also known as Whitehaven Mansions of Hercule Poirot fame).................

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