Dauphin Island: Isle Dauphine Club
An example of Googie architecture – the whimsical, futuristic design movement that brought the Space Age aesthetic into everyday life – is the 1957 clubhouse at the Isle Dauphine Club on Dauphin Island. The mid-20th century building was designed by T. Howard Ellis, Arch Winter and Carl Burmeister and features a two-story tiered cylindrical form with a smaller stucco cylindrical tower. The walls are a floor-to-ceiling metal, and a glass gridded curtain wall allows for expansive views of the island and golf course while flooding the space with natural light. A terrace roof is also part of the design that provides additional space for viewing.
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