Permanent Vacation: Living with Disney Architecture

Permanent Vacation: Living with Disney Architecture

Janel Laban
Jul 6, 2009

For many people all around the world, the word vacation conjures up thoughts of a visit to a Disney theme park. And while we wouldn't say that the folks who live in Disney's planned community, Celebration, necessarily wanted to take up residence in said parks permanently, after seeing some of the whimsical very Disney architecture that makes up some of the buildings in and around that town, we are thinking that... is just how they might feel. Compare these to your "typical" gas station, fire station or movie theater...!

Shown above, left to right:

  • Googie Cinema by Cesar Pelli (1996)
  • Post Office by Michael Graves (1996)
  • Gas Station by Venturi Scott Brown (1995)
  • Emergency Services/Fire Station by Venturi Scott Brown (1992-3)
  • Celebration City Hall by Philip Johnson (1996)

    All photos from Bluffton University's amazing architectural photo project. See the full Disney Architecture archive on their site right here.


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