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b.ma.c

That’s the stuff 🔥☀️ #penguinpool

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ilanagafni

The Berthold Lubetkin-designed Penguin Pool at London Zoo. The pool, created by Lubetkin and the Tecton Group in 1934, has been empty for 15 years, because penguins contracted bumblefoot infection from walking on the concrete. Sasha Lubetkin told local paper the Camden New Journal that the pool should be destroyed as it is now useless. "It was designed as a showcase and playground of captive penguins, and I can't see that it would be suited to anything else," she told local paper the Camden New Journal. "Perhaps it's time to blow it to smithereens." #penguin #penguinpool #architecture Photo by Gillfoto via Wikimedia Commons

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everything_47

DISCOVER WHAT MADE THE FUTURE: PENGUIN POOL AT THE LONDON ZOO London in the 30s was not keen on continental modernism. Modernism was all about foreign ideas, it smacked of socialism, and went against the prevailing ethos of Britain’s somewhat conservative pride in its historical architecture. (Even in the 80s, this was still the case when Prince Charles famously denounced a proposed modern glass extension to the National Gallery as “a monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much loved and elegant friend”.) . But in the 30s, the London Zoo’s famous Penguin Pool made a huge success out of a modernist design, and Londoners loved it. The Penguin Pool was all curves and Le Corbusier – ribbon-like walkways swooping down like a double helix, cantilevers, ribbon windows and elliptical walls. It was even designed by a socialist-leaning Russian émigré, Berthold Lubetkin. . Architecture critic Rowan Moore says that, through its sheer charm, humour and grace, and the delightful way it was designed almost like a theatre to show off the penguins to zoo visitors it “smuggled the dangerous foreign ideology of Constructivism under the guise of creating a fun structure for lovable flightless birds”. . Perhaps it was the way the penguins reminded Londoners of their own suits, but whatever it was, the Penguin Pool made it possible for modernism to be seen as loveable and humane, rather than mechanical and ideological. . Funnily, the Penguin Pool is now a victim of its own success. When a new penguin enclosure was built for the London Zoo in the noughties, heritage laws prevented Lubetkin’s masterpiece from being altered at all, so now it stands as a preserved monument: modernism conserved. . More on: everything47.com . #discover #modernism #modernist #londonzoo #penguinpool #bertholdlubetkin #architecture #design #rowanmoore #everything_47_design #everything_47_architecture . Images : Archeyes.com, Wikimedia commons, tectons.dudleyzoo.org.uk

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yule.photo

Fun and games with the oldest of friends 💕(not in the ancient sense 😉) & a pool full of penguins... #childhoodfriends

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halo_victoriagorgeous

#londonzoo#zsllondonzoo #penguinpool

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thewhodunnitsociety

David Suchet as Poirot in "The Incredible Theft" (1989) #herculepoirot #poirot #davidsuchet #artdeco #penguinpool #londonzoo

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bubbalou84

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istvan__ceramics

#londonzoo#penguinpool

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stethorpe

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fashionsteph100

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the_annalamadrid

When your friend texts you to be an extra in a pool music video.....#actorslife #poolparty #penguinpool

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rosiedogdesigns

The old penguin pool at London zoo looking fantastic lit up in all it's artdeco glory. @zsllondonzoo #christmasatzoo #penguinpool #lights #redandgreen #artdeco #festive

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haru________________

#penguinpool (1934)

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londonbelongs

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betsygriffin95

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travelingtal

The Penguin Pool, London Zoo Completed in 1934, this architectural installation was more than just a pretty sight. It served as a shelter for penguins, an aquatic playground, and was leaps ahead of current engineering developments. The Pool was supposed to offer support and joy for the penguins in what could otherwise a depressing environment, however, during a reconstruction when all the penguins were moved to a different pool, it became evident what kind of damage the concrete slabs had been doing to the penguins’ feet. After deciding to not put the penguins under any more pain, the penguins were permanently moved to a different location in the zoo, with the original Penguin Pool standing empty today. But, because of how ahead of its time the design was, the Pool was not demolished and still stands today. * * * * * * * * * * * * * #london #londonzoo #explorelondon #mysecretlondon #zsl #penguinpool #architecture #londonbylonderers #secretlondon #mylittlelondon #everydaylondon #hiddentreasures #hiddentreasureslonson #newfindingseveryday #londonuk #londonist #ilovelondon #seelondon #penguin #tectongroup

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cheryl.j.martin

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entremom

One of the most #famous and beautiful buildings at #zsllondonzoo We #❤️ this charming inner city #zoo when wondering around you come across stunning #buildings like this, the old #penguin #pool You can imagine the glamorous families that would have visited the zoo from when it first opened to the public in 1828. My grandmother lived close by in St Johns Wood and often spoke about my Papas love for the modernist #architecture at the zoo. The Art Deco sleak lines are still cutting edge design today. Well worth a visit! #Lubetkin #PenguinPool #1934 #Grade1listed

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chloe1383

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deangiles88

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jo_lives_life

A bit of Lubetkin architecture love on a Monday afternoon. @zsllondonzoo #zsllondonzoo #penguinpool #lubetkin #tecton #architecture

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eddpodcast

The still impressive, but now sadly unused #PenguinPool at #zsllondonzoo

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danielvandernoon

COOMMPLLEETTEE “Construction Zone” as part of @danisharchitecturecenter exhibition “Ove Arup : The Philosophy of Total Design” from @vamuseum Opening Tonight from 18.00 • A wild proces that somehow poetically mimicked the spirit of collaboration championed by Arup. I’ve learned a lot going through this, and it’s still all sinking in 🏗 thanks to the work of many hands we’ve pulled this all together 🚧🏗⚡️ project leader @miravalentina drawings & concept development @danielvandernoon learning specialist @janasajin architect @helgihreinn fabricators @vermland.cph helping hand @nujenacar engineering toy @bakoba_toy and thanks to everybody else who helped realise this from the DAC • #danisharchitecturecentre #danisharchitecture #ovearup #victoriaandalbertmuseum #🇩🇰 #🇬🇧 #constructionzone #🚧 #penguinpool #øresundbridge #sydneyoperahouse #drawing #construction #cocreate #build #engineering #realdania #playarea #play #bakoba #🏗 #danielvandernoon #new #copenhagen #blox #dac

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rucarru

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wildlifebucketlist

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vickiamberysmith

Just discovered my Penguin Pool brooch is in a sale at Bonham's this Wednesday! This is the first of a limited edition of 3. Snap up a bargain! #auction #brooch #penguinpool #silver #contemporaryjewellery #contemporaryjewelry #contemporarydesign @bonhams1793

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naomi_sjoberg

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ryanphanna

Not too sure why I’m going for a journalism degree instead of zoologist . . . . . #londonzoo #london #zoo #penguin #wildlife #penguinpool #conservation #zsllondonzoo #zsl #visitlondon #londonist #londontown #londoncity #regentspark #unitedkingdom

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nw_liverbird

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nw_liverbird

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nw_liverbird

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nw_liverbird

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nw_liverbird

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nw_liverbird

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nw_liverbird

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laurennlilley

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sehlondon

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soshanau

Loved the #edwardbawden exhibition @dulwichgallery #dulwichpicturegallery I think we would’ve got on really well - we share the same interests and passions. I loved his #tree #prints, #kewgardens prints, #garden illustrations (that #greenhouse), #architecture and #churches, and he loved #penguins too, as demonstrated by his #Londonzoo #map and #penguinpool. I’m feeling inspired to do a #woodcutprint of my favourite spot @kewgardens and the #waterlilyhousekewgardens and more #trees 🌳💚🐧

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amysbro

Holiday vibes and views for miles @zslwhipsnadezoo penguin pools.

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wodelander

I still love #ZSL #londonzoo #penguinpool even with no #penguins! #lubetkin’s design was ultimately not the best for them and the new #penguinbeach is great though will never be listed...

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sheriolsonarchitecture

From visit this year to the famous Penguin Pool at the London Zoo designed by Berthold Lubetkin of Tecton in 1934. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #penguinpool #Londonarchitecture #architecturalpilgrimage #lubetkin #lubetkinpenguinpool #architecture #seattlearchitecture #seattlearchitects #sheriolsonarchtecture⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bauhaus #modernarchitecture Sent via @planoly #planolySent via @planoly #planoly

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jeb.haley

38. Berthold Lubetkin, Penguin Pool at the London Zoo, 1934. In my Introduction to Architecture studio, after a student had made the inevitable Fibonacci project, our instructor told the class that there was nothing formally interesting about a spiral. I agree that Fibonacci projects are probably never interesting, but a double helix penguin ramp will always be interesting, especially to penguins. 🐧#bertholdlubetkin #penguinmodernism #penguinpool #londonzoo #architectureabc

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sheriolsonarchitecture

From visit this year to the famous Penguin Pool at the London Zoo designed by Berthold Lubetkin of Tecton in 1934. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #penguinpool #Londonarchitecture #architecturalpilgrimage #lubetkin #lubetkinpenguinpool #architecture #seattlearchitecture #seattlearchitects #sheriolsonarchtecture⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bauhaus #modernarchitecture Sent via @planoly #planoly Sent via @planoly #planoly

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emilywood_reg

3 listed buildings @london_zoo #casson #elephanthouse #Lubetkin #penguinpool #snowdon #avairy & some animals too

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julesmcconnell

London Zoo's famous penguin pool. I hadn't realised the penguins moved out in 2004 as it's not the most suitable habitat for them (not surprisingly!) Still a striking piece of architecture though and one of the few vivid memories from my childhood. #londonzoo #penguinpool #londonzoopenguinpool #lubetkin #bertholdlubetkin #tecton #concrete #modernist #modernistdesign #modernistarchitecture #architecture #london #zoo #zoos #1930s

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emmashepley

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grahammichaelphoto

Berthold Lubetkin’s Penguin Pool at London Zoo. #penguinpool #zsllondonzoo #zsl #architecture #modernism #pool #listedbuilding

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fabio_dafne

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grahammichaelphoto

The listed Lubetkin Penguin Pool @zsllondonzoo still a masterpiece of architecture #lubetkin #penguinpool #architecturephotography #fujifilm #polaroid #instaxwide300

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grahammichaelphoto

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caitlinheatherdean

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craigletron

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innerspacexplorer

Berthold Lubetkin. . . Penguin Pool at the London Zoo. A reminder that art, design, and “architecture can be a potent weapon, a committed driving force on the side of enlightenment, aiming however indirectly at the transformation of our present make-believe society, where images outstrip reality and rewards outpace achievement.” . . #family #design #architecture #zoo #penguinpool #lubetkinpenguinpool #lubetkinandtecton #lubetkin

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innerspacexplorer

Berthold Lubetkin. . . Penguin Pool at the London Zoo, 1934. “Nothing is too good for ordinary people” (or penguins). . . Photo by Chris Gascoigne #family #design #architecture #zoo #penguinpool #lubetkinpenguinpool #lubetkinandtecton #lubetkin

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a_kooo_

💬 昨日も一昨日もインスタ投稿したかったけどいい写真が無かった… 今日はその反動で爆撮りしたお🐟 #aquarium #penguinpool #coollooking #refreshing #summer #nightaquarium #instagram

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willclunas

⚪️ . Lubetkin’s Penguin Pool (1934), London Zoo. No longer in use but Grade I listed. . . . . #Lubetkin #PenguinPool #LondonZoo #RegentsPark #London #NW1 #igerslondon #Modernism #ListedBuildings #GradeIListed

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dudley.zoo

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sa.yamada15

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elly_casserly

Loving the penguin pool at the zoo today 🐧🖤. . . . . #londonzoo #penguinpool #penguin #zooday #zoo #familylife

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msganching

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tuftsarchitecture

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___shwetarai___

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a.quiet.photographer

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room4alittleone

Oh hi penguin! 🐧

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