The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

Throughout the world, the Space Age was known for its beautiful, bold architecture, full of swooshy curves and spaceship-shaped buildings. But some of the most vibrant and retro-futuristic buildings of the Space Age can be found in Africa. Here are the most amazing architectural achievements from Space-Age Africa. » 3/18/14 3:10pm 3/18/14 3:10pm

The 1950s Space Age style known as Googie lives on forever

The era of "Googie" design and architecture is half a century ago — but in many ways, it feels fresher than anything that's come along since. The optimism and brightness that comes out of these buildings and their facades still shines out like a sign of what humans are capable of when we believe. To see these Space… » 5/10/12 3:01pm 5/10/12 3:01pm

Beware the Swarf! Prevent loose heads! Posters reveal the secret…

What is the Swarf, and why should you beware it? More importantly, how can I keep this scary metal dog from biting me? I can't stop looking at scary utopian British posters from the mid-twentieth century, with their Googie optimism. » 6/08/10 3:30pm 6/08/10 3:30pm

The Architect Who Inspired J.J. Abrams' Star Trek

When asked designer Scott Chambliss what influences he and director J.J. Abrams lifted from for the new Star Trek, he listed only one name: Finnish-American designer Eero Saarinen. And it's easy to see why: Saarinen's creations define space awesomeness. » 9/30/09 6:40am 9/30/09 6:40am