This building followed a similar scheme as in the very experimental
housing project that was Narkomfin in Moscow, also designed
by Ginzburg simultaneously with this one in Ekaterinburg.
This building however seems to have a more secure future than
its counterpart in Moscow.
"If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together" (African Proverb)
"Visitors love to access New York from that ferry; just think
of what they would have seen. From State Island the terminal
facade would have resembled a small, bright postage stamp,
and would have frown in size and detail as you approached"
(Denise Scott Brown)
"I am shaped by the crisis of the thirties and the constant fear
of bankruptcy. Frugality, hard work, and business were important
to me and have been shaped me as an architect."(Win Quist)
PS. The office building featuring this postcard is the
Willemswerf, designed by Quist and completed in 1988.
When built the Langwieser viaduct was the largest railway
bridge in the world. It is still one of the most famous bridges
in Switzerland and a structure of cultural relevance for this
The Pavilion of Venice at the Turin 1961 Mostra delle
Regioni had as its theme "The Sense of Color and the
Rule of Water" and you can see in the picture that
color and water were indeed the main forces in it.
"We were fated to make a new architecture out of our love for
the place and our obedience to nature, and to make it with
cement and steel, asbestos sheets. wood above the termite line,
glass, paint and some stone later, and not much else".