"Economic lobbies are the new authorities in urban planning. ...
no wonder the architect is dismissive: I do not build as good as
I can, but as bad as I must." (Ernst May)
Visiting the high-tech city of Oulu in Northern Finland.
City Hall and Main library are two very modern and
picturesque buildings. Beautiful city with some good
See you soon,
The very large VTsIK residential complex was reserved for
officials of the Communist Party when built in 1931. Later
during the Stalinist purges many tenants dissapeared and the
building began to be known popularly as the "House of Ghosts"
" The house must fit its occupant like a good suit; it must
clothe him. The main aesthetic principle is this: the look of
the rooms without people in them is irrelevant; what counts
is how people look in them." (Bruno Taut)
Along with the Stockholm Public Library the Stockholm
Concert Hall is the best and more recognized example of
the "Swedish Grace". This is also the placed where the awarding
ceremonies for the Nobel Prize are held annually.
Querido Miguel Angel,
He pensado mucho en ti y en tu maravilloso libro de Le Corbusier
y sus maquetas cuando vi esta foto de una impresionante
maqueta de la Opera de Sydney. La foto fue tomada en 1960 en
el estudio de Utzon en Dinamarca.