March 6, 2007

Profoundly Lame Aku Aku Motor Inn Remodel

Filed under: Los Angeles,Tiki — Humuhumu @ 1:53 pm
Aku Aku Motel postcard, from the collection of Tim Haack
Aku Aku Motel postcard, from the collection of Tim Haack
Aku Aku Motor Inn remodel, from Curbed LA
Aku Aku Motel remodel, from Curbed LA

Curbed LA has photos of the recently completed remodel of the Aku Aku Motor Inn in Woodland Hills, just north of Los Angeles. Until very recently, the Aku Aku looked very much like the artist’s rendering seen in the above postcard from the collection of Tim Haack. The distinctive A-frame was demolished last fall, to make way for this completely blech new facade. Why did they even bother to keep the name?

4 Responses to “Profoundly Lame Aku Aku Motor Inn Remodel”

  1. Rich Says:

    Urgh! Disgusting.

  2. Dave Says:

    Who are these people that think that remodel looks good? Sad

  3. Russell Ackner Says:

    Sad… Lame doesn’t even describe the atrocity here. A beautiful a-frame gone stucco arch. What is the world coming to!

  4. Ron Griffith Says:

    I view with horror and sadness this abomination. A tiki landmark of my childhood has been defiled. May Tabanga come again from hell and wreak havoc upon the stucco with his actualized tree-bark driven assault.

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