Monday, February 27, 2017
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.
Friday, February 24, 2017
"If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together" (African Proverb)
Labels: a: Riccardo Morandi; Andrea Zavitteri; Amedeo Luccichenti; Vincenzo Monaco, c: Italy, y: 1960
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
"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)
Monday, February 13, 2017
"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.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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
Monday, February 6, 2017
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.
Friday, February 3, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
"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".