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Went past here the other day, cool building

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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.

Thats Greater London House aint it, opposite Mornington Crescent Tube.

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After the Wellingborough all dayer, was invited to an after party at this lovely house in Kettering! (the one on the left)

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Thats just a few yards from where I live now, lovely houses but its only in the last few years have they been brought back to their former glory. At the other end of the town there is a huge Art Deco style Factory building, about 5 stories high, absolutely glorious, wonderful place that has been empty for as long as I've lived here (6 or 7 years). It reminds me of the old East Stand at Highbury. If I ever got those 6 numbers.....

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Richmond tube being at the end of the line has meant that communters use the place heavily, giving British Transport (or whoever runs/own the tubes service nowadays) no incentive to refurbish the station. I was there last Saturday and the place could certainly use refreshing. Shame nice art deco thirties jobby.

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This beauty was once owned by Diana Dor`s & is up for auction at a price guide of $4 / 6 million , not strictly Art deco or even a building but its a stunningly beautiful piece of design.

I also love the style of the Airstream trailers , i definitely think there is a lineage from art deco style to 40`s / 50`s / 60`s design of cars & scooters.

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If anyone is working on a art deco home pm me! My boss is ripping the heart out of a house in Leicestershire built in 1936 :ohmy: i have a lot of the fitting put to one side!! The cast bath is fantastic! took six of us to get it out of the house!! & all the 12" x 8" glass wall tiles are coming of with no damage, there are light fittings, door furniture & the room service panel still working!! all beeing ripped out! all taps are 1930's.

Steve J

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16 tube stations in London have just been awarded Grade II listed status to protect their heritage- including the lovely St John's Wood which has some lovely features.

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If anyone is working on a art deco home pm me! My boss is ripping the heart out of a house in Leicestershire built in 1936 :ohmy: i have a lot of the fitting put to one side!! The cast bath is fantastic! took six of us to get it out of the house!! & all the 12" x 8" glass wall tiles are coming of with no damage, there are light fittings, door furniture & the room service panel still working!! all beeing ripped out! all taps are 1930's.

Steve J

That all sounds fantastic!

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All this pics come from the amazing Frinton Park Estate in Essex, built in 1934 who'd NOT want to live there ???? :thumbsup:

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In 1934 a new scheme was prepared by the architect Oliver Hill and the management company Frinton Park Estate Ltd. This was to be called Frinton Park and was to be a ‘showcase of modern architecture’. The best land, near the sea, was set aside for the most modern design, in a style that was to become known as Art Deco. Frinton Park was unsuccessful because the house designs and concept were too modern, but ironically it is only the most ‘modern’ Art Deco style that was actually built and remains today.

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This is the bath out of the main bathroom, when we took the cast side pannel of the plumber that fitted it had dated it 1936 in pencil. The wall tiles are Vitrolite glass lell over a hundred have come of in one pice & are 21" X 14". if anyone is intersed i need to move them on fast! as the boss is talking about scraping them if he needs the room :huh: ............wrong kind of file not permitted to upload! i'll take some more photos with the digital camra this morning and post later.

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16 tube stations in London have just been awarded Grade II listed status to protect their heritage- including the lovely St John's Wood which has some lovely features.

here's one of them..................

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Will be staying there soemtime next year my sister-in-law is having her 60th birthday party there, always though that place was so

cool...............

Don't forget to nip in the Pilchard

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Wow..amazing buildings :thumbsup:

Sorry if been covered before, but any good Art Deco style buildings currently being used for soul nights in the UK?

Was a great building in Northampton (the old cinema top of Abington Street) which was converted for religious / charitable purposes some years ago...would have been an interesting venue. Should have been converted for this "other" religion IMO (Soul music!)

All the best, Steve.

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Wow..amazing buildings :thumbsup:

Sorry if been covered before, but any good Art Deco style buildings currently being used for soul nights in the UK?

Was a great building in Northampton (the old cinema top of Abington Street) which was converted for religious / charitable purposes some years ago...would have been an interesting venue. Should have been converted for this "other" religion IMO (Soul music!)

All the best, Steve.

Used to be the Savoy (great names too) now a religious centre.

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Just up the road from us is the spectacular Aalsmeer Watertoren (water tower), which looks as if it could have come straight out of the film Metropolis.

It was designed in the Art Deco style by Hendrik Sangster and completed in 1928. It stands 50 m / 165ft high and dominates the horizon for miles around. It has been a listed monument for some years. In spring, Peregrine Falcons breed on the top ledges - an event that features in the local newspaper every year!

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Yet more cracking stuff...............................

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Marlin Hotel Miami

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Look at this old tumble down building..............................then see what they done !!!

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The Midland Hotel Morecomble......................yummy...............

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I must admit, that for some uncanny reason, I've often admired these buildings etc. and having originally read the initial thread, have taken a great interest in Art Deco, full stop......Thanks for the prompt Chris :thumbsup:

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a recent online article led to revisiting these two old topics (now merged and dug out )

Mod squad: the world's most beautiful art deco buildings – in pictures
 Eden Teatro, Lisbon Photograph: Arnold Schwartzman


Graphic designer and film-maker Arnold Schwartzman has shot the biggest, boldest and brightest art deco buildings around the world, from a New Zealand fire station to a Paris butcher shop

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2019/jan/02/mod-squad-the-worlds-most-beautiful-art-deco-buildings-in-pictures

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If you’re ever in London and at a loose end during the week go to the United Grand Lodge Of England in Great Queen St, just up from Covent Garden, and have a look round, the tour is free and you’ll see some fabulous Art Deco architecture and decor. 

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