Thursday, March 14, 2013

I must know!!

While working on another project, which I'll be posting pretty soon, I came across this vintage fiberglass modular booth thing-a-ma-jig, and I simply have to know more about it. It was sitting in a yard in an industrial area, and it really caught my interest. I don't know anything else about it, and I can't make out the name. It looks like maybe "INGRAE" or "INGRAO" or maybe even "IVGRAP"? I can't make out the logo, and nothing really comes up when I search any of those. I suppose it's probably some long defunct Scandinavian Modular start-up company from the 60's. It sort of reminds me of those "Futuro Houses" from the same era, when people were really experimenting with the use of fiberglass and modular concepts.

It's being used for storage presently, but it looks like some sort of concession stand. It has a little countertop ad sliding window on one side, a door on one face, and windows on either side. It may have been some sort of jobsite office or ticket booth as well. I really dig the look of it, and it totally inspires me, My senior project in Architecture school was a modular/panelized system as well. I was talking with a guy on the yard, and he said it was probably about 40 years old, and that it was for sale for only $800! (Like I need another project), I'll just keep driving by and obsessing over it for now I guess...It would be awesome as a little home office or pool cabana, I just don't have the space right now though. If I could find some use for it I'd be all over it!

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