This was the Future, Vol.19

typed for your pleasure on 30 November 2005, at 12.46 am

Sdtrk: ’22: The death of all the romance’ by the Dears

Good news, bad news: I’ve run across a site that contains not one, but 15 — fifteen! he said, squealing like a schoolgirl — sterling examples of 20th century Modern architecture from eastern Europe. The bad news would be that all the info contained therein is in Deutsche. Of course, if you naturally speak German, this is in no way a problem, but for me, it makes finding additional info difficult. Would you believe it’s nearly impossible to find anything on my personal favourite, the Empfangslounge für Regierungsmitglieder Flughafen Bratislava (Reception lounge for Cabinet members, Airport Bratislava) pictured below? Damnit!

Anyway, the site is called ‘ostmoderne‘, and if the above picture does nothing to stimulate your retro-modern aesthetic senses, you are dead inside. Dead, I say

Random similar posts, for more timewasting:

This was the Future, Vol.26 on June 27th, 2006

This was the Future, Vol.04 on February 15th, 2005

9 have spoken to “This was the Future, Vol.19”

  1. Jeff "Wolfgang" Lilly writes:

    I love that room! A fine example of the style known as Der Shineextrudenaluminumceilingundwallundfloorundhalf enrounden chairsundroundentablen mit builteninnenashentraysenundroundencutoutentooundfl ourescentlighteninsiden! One of the nicest I’ve ever seen!

  2. Davecat writes:

    Ja! I love that style. 🙂

  3. SafeTinspector writes:

    Mein nama est Joe.
    Mein kampf est aluminostainlessenrollerchairenheimer.

    Whatever.

    I do like it, and my socialist tendancies rail at the possibility that only elite politicos are allowed to partake of this wonderful place.

    *sigh*
    Davido el gato, whyever do you not discuss the sets from 2001? They seem to match your interests, especially the wondrous space station set.

  4. Davecat writes:

    *stroking chin*
    To be honest, doing a piece on the ‘2001’ sets never occurred to me. I AM A THOUGHTLESS CHURL.
    Thanks for the idea!

  5. Jeff "Wolfgang" Lilly writes:

    Putting a disco ball in this place would be dangerous. The multi-layered reflections might open a doorway to another universe.

  6. Davecat writes:

    That would be exquisite.

  7. SafeTinspector writes:

    Only if the alternate universe is one with a modicum of exquisitehood.

  8. Noelle writes:

    Hello — I found your website via Sidore’s, via some article on the RealDoll phenomenon, via a afternoon of Wikipedia-ing the heck out of the Uncanny Valley. You seem like a cool cat. I like your taste in archtecture. 🙂

  9. Davecat writes:

    Hey Noelle —
    Well, Shi-chan and I thank you for stopping round to our respective sites! The cupful of compliments certainly doesn’t hurt, either. 😉

    Bleh, the Uncanny valley. Personally, I’m not a big fan of the theory, but I’m sure you’d sussed that… But it’s a theory based on individual perception, so you can’t entirely discount it. Some people love snakes and reptiles, for instance, whilst others are totally averse to them. As long as it doesn’t hinder the advancement of Synthetik lifeforms, I prefer to pay it no mind. 🙂

    Hope to see you round here more often! I really need to do more ‘This was the Future’ instalments more often…

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