Sun, Surf and Petrol: Gorgeous Gasoline Stations
If you have school-aged children or are going to school yourself then you know we’re in full-blown Spring Break mode.
Sun, surf, sand and (for those 21 and over) suds.
And on the road to wherever it is you’re going chances are you’ll also be stopping at a gas station, which for most, will likely be the least memorable of your Spring Break sojourns.
But not all gas stations are created equally. In fact, some of the biggies in design, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Jean Prouvé and Norman Foster, have designed gasoline stations.
So, here’s a look at some pretty impressive petrol stations:
Gas station in Solovakia designed by Atlier SAD, 2011
Conoco station in Shamrock, Texas along Route 66 designed by Joseph Berry, 1936
Union 76 station in Beverly Hills, California designed by William L. Pereira & Associates (who also designed the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, California), 1965
Gas station in Batumi, Georgia designed by Khmaladze Architects, 2013
Gas station in Spain designed by Norman Foster, 1997
Gas station known as “Helios House” in Los Angeles, California designed by Office dA, 2007
Actually a former gas station now rest stop in Amsterdam designed by Sophie Vallas, 1980. Seems awfully chilly.
Gas station in Piemonte, Italy designed by Damilano Studio Architects, 2011
Esso (Exxon) gas station in the Netherlands designed by Willem Marinos Dudok, 1953
One Response to “Sun, Surf and Petrol: Gorgeous Gasoline Stations”
Although not as awe-inspiring as some in your list above, even Frank Lloyd Wright put his hand to one of these ubiquitous buildings. See it at this link: