This guy has the best one-liners.
Look at this beautiful gas station designed by Atelier SAD in Slovakia. The shelter over the pumps are made mostly of concrete columns supporting a round rooftop with embedded light strips at the tops of the columns. A clever and nice way to hide lighting while still giving off plenty of illumination.
The store itself is less concrete, more wood, with giant glass panels to see who is stealing gas. Just kidding (maybe?). All together, I think the station pokes out of the landscape with just enough character to make drivers want to stop and fill up. I bet the bathroom is nice.
One of Manhattan's most recognizable gas stations, the former Gaseteria at Houston and Lafayette (now labeled with BP), is closing at the end of this month. The BP gas station has a long history of occupying that corner of coveted real estate (since the 1930s!) and its closure will follow the closure of the adjacent Puck Fair.
When all the buildings there close, what will take its place is a 80,000 square foot offie building designed by COOKFOX. Here are some photos I snapped of the place before it disappeared completely.