As you will see on these two pages, Schridde’s talent perfectly captures the era’s sleek futurism style and space-age optimism in each of his illustrated designs.
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Round ultramodern glass house with a skyline view
This modern high-rise dwelling makes it possible to “get away” from the city without leaving it. Curved glass window wall forms a panoramic view of the city and surrounding countryside. Reflecting pool and shrubbery add warmth to ultramodern room setting, accented by dome ceiling.
Home along the ocean
This double-deck cliff house combines the rugged beauty of the seacoast with relaxed contemporary living.
Futuristic home with a glass dome roof
Being “king of the mountain” is a grown-up reality for this young couple. Their contemporary cliff house, hung around a solid rock pinnacle, gives them a commanding view of both the village and the sea below.
Retro modern space-age home over a brook
Peace and solitude should be no problem for this young couple. Their dramatic hideaway over a creek is hung on canted pre-stressed concrete buttresses.
Retro modern house with an underwater view
Here’s architect Leon Deller’s design of a modern “rec” room — using presstressed concrete walls and ceiling, and large aquarium windows that look directly into the backyard swimming pool.
Three story open-plan lake house
Reminiscent of sailing ships past, this contemporary “crow’s nest” summer home gives this couple an unusual lookout from which to plot a course of summer fun.
A floating spiral staircase
Suspended on cables, this magnificent spiral staircase gives the impression it floats in mid-air above the reflecting pool. The kids are more interested in what they’ve found under the tree. Naturally.
Glassy three-story tall home
Working out in the pool room
Keeping the family fit in the winter is no problem in this home with its solarium-recreation room. Movable tinted panels allow privacy as well as a sun shield in winter and summer. The TV is Motorola’s newest portable on a decorator-styled roll-about cart.