Just like the Jetsons.
Mid-Century Modern architecture was a response to provide good design to the masses with experimental materials, open spaces, and connecting the inside of the house with the outside.
I will admit to being a little obsessed with mid-century modern architecture. There's an experimentation of form and material that is both futuristic and archaic. Large expansive glass windows built into fieldstone walls. I find the contradiction fascinating. The promise of mid-century modern is to make good design accessible to all. MCM encapsulates the optimism and material advances after World War II.
My favourite part of mid-century design is probably the Saturn Rocket program. The Planetarium at the Manitoba Museum had a display of rockets that captured my imagination. Astronaut was definitely on my "what I want to be when I grow up list..."
For a bit of fun, check out CMHC's Small House Design Catalogues from the 1940s-1960s.
Contact JC ROBBINS ARCHITECTURE firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your mid-century modern renovation requirements.