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Dieter Marquardt's Article – January 2012 Archive (3)

Dieselpunk Movie Theater

Welcome to the Tuschinski movie theater in Amsterdam. This spectacular cinema was opened in 1921 by Abraham Icek Tuschinski. The architectoral style is predominently Art Deco but architect Hijman Louis de Jong also integrated many other styles. The main auditorium was originally not designed just as a movie theater and features a stage and organ, on…

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Added by Dieter Marquardt on January 17, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Dieselpunk Radio (“Radio Kootwijk”)

The Netherlands are a tiny, yet densly populated country. However, there are also some remote places. One is the so-called “Veluwe” area in the East of the country. It was there, in the midst of nothing more than woods, heather and strange in-land sand dunes, close to the town of Apeldoorn, that in 1918 the construction of a massive structure was started, the so-called “Radio Kootwijk”.

An illustration by Dutch…

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Added by Dieter Marquardt on January 9, 2012 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

Dieselpunk Banking

21st century online banking may have its advantages. But doing your transactions from the lazy couch with an iPad on your knees can of course not replace the stylish atmosphere of a proper bank building. Especially if it is the Postal Savings Bank in Vienna by Otto Wagner with its Dieselpunk features (have a look on those heating pipe exhausts).

Otto Wagner’s Postal Savings Bank is one of the earliest buildings marking the move away from Art Nouveau and Neoclassicism. It…

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Added by Dieter Marquardt on January 5, 2012 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

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