Friday Funny: 15 Mid-Century Modern Death Traps

With their flexible open spaces, right angles, and expanses of glass, mid-century modern houses are coveted by those homeowners with a keen design sense. And, as Projectophile illustrates, it's best if those homeowners don't have children.
April 26, 2013, 2pm PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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"The clean lines, the geometric decorative elements, the seamless blending of indoor and outdoor space… I sure do love mid-century modern architecture," says Clare at Projectophile. "Do you know what I love more? My children. And that is why I will never live in my MCM dream home. Because mid-century modern architecture is designed to KILL YOUR CHILDREN. (Also, moderately clumsy or drunk adults)."

Using copious case studies, she documents the three key elements of mid-century modern residential design that pose a serious public safety hazard:

  • Open ledges
  • Fire, water, and other deaths traps inspired by nature 
  • Floating stairs


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Published on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in Projectophile
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