Monday, February 27, 2017

1460. Communal House, Ekaterinburg, Russia















Dear Fidel,

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.

Cheers,
R

Friday, February 24, 2017

1459. Fiumicino. Aeroporto Intercontinentale di Roma















Dear Gio,

"If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together" (African Proverb)

Saluti,
R

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

1458. Bellavista Tegnet af Arne Jacobsen.
















Querido Félix,

"Cuando has estado viajando por el extranjero nada es más
entrañable que regresar a casa" (Arne Jacobsen)

Saludos cordiales,
R

Monday, February 20, 2017

1457. Turku Uutta Arkkitehtuuria. KOP Bank building, Turku















Dear Albert,

"The echo knows all languages" (Finnish proverb)

Cheers,
R

Friday, February 17, 2017

1456. Oslo
















Dear Peter,

A postcard featuring the Norwegian National Opera and
Ballet designed by Tarald Lundevall of Snøhetta,
"In many ways life is synonymous with place"
(Craig Dykers, founder of Snøhetta)

Regards,
R

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

1455. Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc. Design for the Whitehall Ferry Terminal NYC















Dear Andrea,

"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)

Best wishes,
R

Monday, February 13, 2017

1454. Rotterdam














Dear John,

"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)

Sincerely,
R

PS. The office building featuring this postcard is the
Willemswerf, designed by Quist and completed in 1988.


Friday, February 10, 2017

1453. Nord LB Building. Hannover, Germany















Dear Peter,

"The geometric discipline became oppresive..."
(Günter Behnisch)

Best,
R

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

1452. Langwieser Viadukt. Eisenbahnbrücke, Chur-Arosa.
















Dear Peter,

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
country,

Regards,
R

Monday, February 6, 2017

1451. Torino. Mostra delle Regioni: Veneto, 1961
















Dear Marco,

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.

Best,
R

Friday, February 3, 2017

1450. Sugar Bowl Lodge















Dear Gordon,

"Architecture is not a goal. It is the picture frame, not the picture"
(William Wilson Wurster)

Regards,
R

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

1449. University College Library, Ibadan















Dear Scott,

"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".
(Maxwell Fry)

Sincerely,
R