Here’s an excellent piece of the early 1960s from Herb Greene in Norman, Oklahoma.   It’s from the “weird dishevelled birdie” school.

Image 1 of 19 from gallery of AD Classics: Prairie Chicken House / Herb Greene. Photograph by Julius Shulman

Make Blog: Hair + Architecture...Sometimes when I’m bored I Google. I’m getting to the point where I might need a haircut soon so today I Googled Hair + Architecture. These are my favourites…

Hair + Architecture at MAKE Designed Objects

Make Blog: The Lost Ones (IV)...Before Hamer Hall arrived on the edge of the Yarra next to the Arts Centre there was Robin Boyd’s fountain in what was then called Snowden Gardens. The fountain was designed in 1957 and constructed in 1960.

The Robin Boyd designed Southgate Fountain, demolished in the to make way for Hamer Hall .

Make Blog: The Great Unbuilt (II)...This is really beautiful. Choi+Shine Architects' 2008 proposal for electricity pylons in Iceland never made it beyond the schematic but if there’s a government out there wanting to woo their voting public with new infrastructure loaded with whimsy and joy then they could do worse than contact Choi+Shine.

Designed by US firm Choi + Shine, the magnificent Land of Giants proposed electricity pylons in the form of metallic humanoids striding the Icelandic plains

Make Blog: Design and the Visual Fall of Fuel...The other day I was driving down Elgin St and when I got to the Nicholson St intersection (where Elgin St, Carlton becomes Johnston St, Fitzroy) I noticed the new building on Nicholson St that had replaced Gianarelli Monumental Masons (next to the servo). To call it a building might be stretching it. In fact this thing is so bad that I’m not going to pollute this blog with a picture of... read more @ Make

Make Blog: Design and the Visual Fall of Fuel...The other day I was driving down Elgin St and when I got to the Nicholson St intersection (where Elgin St, Carlton becomes Johnston St, Fitzroy) I noticed the new building on Nicholson St that had replaced Gianarelli Monumental Masons (next to the servo). To call it a building might be stretching it. In fact this thing is so bad that I’m not going to pollute this blog with a picture of... read more @ Make

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