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Linking: Hugh Hefner’s Surprising Architectural Legacy

October 13, 2017

Now for some trivia about Playboy Magazine founder’s interest in Modern Architecture. Argument by an architectural historian:

Hefner’s link with the world of architecture

Hugh Hefner’s Surprising Architectural Legacy

Mies, Wright, Shafdie (On the scene), Eames and even Gehry? Go read the article for gems like “It made it acceptable for men to have an interest in Design”, and “Playboy could not exist without architecture.”

The magazine was always produced to a high standard of design, this was known. Thank you Anna Fixsen (Metrolpolis), and Princeton professor and architectural historian Beatriz Colomina for a little bit of lightness, and refreshing view of Playboy as democratising design and a modernist influence on the common folk.

Ant Farm Dwelling featured as in Playboy Magazine


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