The Past’s Future Is Bright

Dr Jean Saidman thought that the sun was good for you. All that vitamin D!

So he thought he’d design a building to best capture the sun. A chair in the sun, perhaps? Well that sounds a little too simple, Dr Saidman had a more ambitious idea: A rotating solarium.

Image: Via smithjournal.com.au

This elaborate design looks a lot more fun the just lying on the grass surround the building – Not that you can tell from the good doctor’s expression.

Image: Via smithjournal.com.au

Perhaps he knew of the buildings’ future. Three models were built, but sadly only one survives which looks in quite the state of disrepair.

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