We like: Mid Century Architecture

Love these old grainy photographs from a Flickr photostream (featuring outtakes from old LIFE magazines) of mid-century homes in the US that we weren't fully aware of before. See more images here on flickr.

Rosen Residence. Architect: Craig Ellwood. Photographer: Michael Rougier. Comissioned: 1956.

White Ave, Roanoke Rapics, NC. Built 1959. Kirkwood F. Adams Residence. Photo: Joseph Molitor

Idea House II - McCall's Book of Modern Houses (1951). Designed by: William Friedman and Hilde Reiss with architect Malcolm Lien.

The Broad Art Foundation museum

Last April, some of you would have been lucky enough to attend lectures by Charles Renfro, of the New York architecture firm Diller, Scofidio & Renfro, when he was in New Zealand as the international member of our Home of the Year jury.

Since then, we've been following the firm's progress with even greater interest than before. New on the boards is their design for the Broad Art Foundation museum in downtown Los Angeles, set to open in late 2012 to house some of the Broad Foundation's huge collection of contemporary art. You can find out more about the building and the Broad Foundation here. In the meantime, congratulations to Charles and the rest of the team at DS&R for what looks like an exciting building.

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