Archive for the ‘Morris Lapidus’
If you have read this blog for some time, you know I am no fan of the snow and cold. So here are a few more shots from Lincoln Road, the mid-century open-air pedestrian mall by MiMo master Morris Lapidus. Lincoln Road is celebrating its 50 anniversary this year and is being considered for the [...]
After the snow this weekend and with the frigid temperature, I figured everyone could use a little bit more from Miami. Here’s my earlier post on the work of Miami Modern (MiMo) master Morris Lapidus, who designed townhomes in Southwest, the Capitol Skyline Hotel and and the Washington Plaza Hotel(originally the International Inn). The first [...]
A view of Lapidus’ original Fontainebleau from the boardwalk. I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I hope 2010 will be filled with health, happiness and lots of mid-century modern goodness. Here are just a few shots to help warm you up as we kick of the new year . I did a [...]
MCM architecture and burgers in Southwest The Washington Times follows the Post’s recent piece on the hip pool scene at the Morris Lapidus-designed mid-century modern Capitol Skyline Hotel in Southwest. Admission price on Sunday’s allow you to hang at the pool, which was designed to see and be seen, and to chow down on a [...]
Lapidus’ 1962 Capitol Skyline Hotel With his motto of “Too much is never enough”–a direct rebuke of modern master Mies’ “Less is more”–Morris Lapidus was completely rejected by the architectural elite during his career. Distraught from the years of harsh criticism, Lapidus actually threw away 50 years of his drawings. But toward the laters year [...]
As Southwest D.C. goes through another period of urban renewal with the revitalization of the Waterside Mall (the new area will be called the Waterfront) and the new baseball stadium, the area continues to represent one of the region’s largest concentration of mid-century modern dwellings, which were built during the first urban renewal of the [...]
A 1966 townhouse by famed mid-century architect Morris Lapidus is on the market for $699K. The price for the 3/2.5, one-car garage home near the Southwest watefront was recently dropped by $50K. Lapidus is probably best known for his design of the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach.