Vintage Photos of Bizarre World’s Fair Architecture

A few weeks ago we took a look at some of the most bizarre buildings we’ve ever seen: the strange Soviet architecture that emerged during a fascinating era of extreme artistic inquiry fueled — as so many are — by social revolution. Now that we’re officially obsessed with far-out retro-future design, we literally fell off of our chair when we came across the progressive pavilions built for two World Expos that we would have loved to attend. From a building that looks like a giant blue Jell-O mold to a larger-than-life paper forest, click through to take a quick virtual tour of some of the most incredible structures we’ve ever seen.

The New York State Pavilion from Expo 67 – Montreal, Canada

Photo credit: Gorillas Don’t Blog

Canadian Pulp and Paper Industry Pavilion from Expo 67 – Montreal, Canada

Photo credit: expo lounge; World’s Fair Photos

Ontario Pavilion at Expo 67 – Montreal, Canada

Photo credit: Skeezix1000; westland

The Vienna Kindergarten at Expo 67 – Montreal, Canada

Photo credit: expo67; expo lounge

Man and Color Kaleidoscope at Expo 67 – Montreal, Canada

Photo credit: National Archives of Canada via expo67; Gorillas Don’t Blog

Man in the Community at Expo 67 – Montreal, Canada

Photo credit: expo67; designKULTUR

Takara Beautilion Pavilion at Expo 70 – Osaka, Japan

Photo credit: archdaily; My Architectural Moleskine

Toshiba-IHI Pavilion at Expo 70 – Osaka, Japan

Photo credit: archdaily

Midori-Kan Astrorama at Expo 70 – Osaka, Japan

Photo credit: TOP DESIGN HOUSE

Gas Pavilion at Expo 70 – Osaka, Japan

Photo credit: archdaily; expositionframes

Telecommunications Pavilion at Expo 70 – Osaka, Japan

Photo credit: aqua-velvet; The World’s Fair Community