Thursday, July 14, 2016

the San Bernadino car wash built in the Googie architectural style

Googie architecture is a form of modern architecture, a subdivision of futurist architecture influenced by car culture, jets, the Space Age, and the Atomic Age.

 Originating in Southern California during the late 1940s and continuing approximately into the mid-1960s, Googie-themed architecture was popular among motels,coffee houses and gas stations.

And here is a drive in billboard in Ohio

 A couple more Googie LA landmarks :


  1. Thought is said Google style at first! I was like, "Whaaaat?"

  2. Kind a reminds me of the movie "Cars". I wonder if the artist at Pixar looked at these structures and incorporated the designs into there works?

    1. I think you're right! That gas station in Radiator Springs was in this style