Category Archives: hawaii modern

honolulu’s ibm building – february 2014 update

When I first wrote in 2012 about the iconic Honolulu IBM building that was designed by Vladimir Ossipoff in the 60’s, I didn’t realize that it was slated for demolition in 2008 by the owners at the time. Since then, … Continue reading

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honolulu’s IBM building – vladimir ossipoff

I am happy to report that unlike the Queen Emma building, the IBM building is still looking good! This Honolulu mid-century modern landmark was designed in 1962 by Vladimir Ossipoff and is one of the most recognizable modern buildings on … Continue reading

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queen emma building

I am sad to report that one of the most distinctive and original modern buildings in Honolulu Hawai’i has finally been altered for the worst. The Queen Emma Building in downtown Honolulu was designed in the 1960’s by Jo Paul … Continue reading

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hawaiian holiday

During our visits to Honolulu we have always enjoyed discovering the bounty of unusual cool mid-century architectural elements that they have there. Concrete seemed to be a popular medium of expression in the 60’s and we applaud it. So on … Continue reading

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the liljestrand house – vladimir ossipoff

A few months ago while visiting in Honolulu we had the good fortune to take a tour of the Liljestrand House, an amazing and significant mid-century house designed by Vladimir Ossipoff for Betty and Howard Liljestrand and completed in 1952. … Continue reading

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