Wednesday, January 31, 2018

1605. Leningrad. The Narvsky Cinema

Querido Juan,

!Trasunto de cristal
bello como un esmalte de ataujia!
Desde la galeria
esbelta, se veia
el jardin (...)

(Juan Ramon Jimenez, Trasunto de Cristal)


Monday, January 29, 2018

1604. Kobenhavn, Radiohuset, Koncertsalen

Dear Anne,

A vintage view of the Radiohuset's trapezoid concert hall
on Julius Thonsens Gade in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen.
The concert hall was designed to accommodate 1200 people
and features an impressive pipe organ built in 1946.


Friday, January 26, 2018

1603. Otaniemi

Dear Erik,

This is another view of the two towers built in Otaniemi
by Siren and Melakari as part of the Aalto university's student
housing facility area called Teekkari Village.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

1602. Ještěd

Querido Walter,

He aquí otra vista, esta vez nocturna, de la famosa torre en Liberec
de la que me hablaste y que incluye un hotel y un restaurante
además de la torre de televisión.

Un abrazo,

Monday, January 22, 2018

1601. Palace of Culture, Leningrad

Dear Peter,

The Palace of Culture in Saint Petersburg (former Leningrad)
was a Constructivist project built to commemorate the 10th
anniversary of the October Revolution of 1917. From 1933 it was
named after writer Maxim Gorky and is able to accommodate
2,200 people.


Friday, January 19, 2018

1600. Sanatprium Zonnestraal, Boschhuisjes

Dear Paul,

"Woodland Cabins (1929). The woodland cabins served as
accommodation for patients in the final phase of their
rehabilitation and were set amidst the estate's wooded
expanses. They were built by the patients themselves to a
design by Duiker" (Sanatorium Zonnestraal, 2010, Rotterdam)


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

1599. Fríðrikskirkjan, Nes, Eysturoy, Faroe Islands.

Dear Arne,

The architecture from Faroe Island has a strong influence
from both Norwegian and Danish architecture. This modern
church is able to accommodate about 500 people and follows
well the traditional Faroese's architectural spirit of balancing
a strong sense of community with a unique touch of individualism.


Monday, January 15, 2018

1598. Tashkent. Lenin Museum

Dear Galina,

The former Lenin Museum, today The Uzbekistan History
Museum, is a unique example of Soviet architecture shaped
by a local architectural feature as the traditional Uzbek sunscreens.


Friday, January 12, 2018

1597. Charles Ennis Residence

Dear Rachel,

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe"
(Replicant Roy Batty, Blade Runner, 1982)


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

1596. The Queens Dolls House


Dear James,

"There will never be great architects or great architecture without
great patrons" (Edwin Lutyens)


Monday, January 8, 2018

1595. The Bank of England

Querido Juan,

"La arquitectura es el arte dedicado al cuerpo de los usuarios"
(Juan Navarro Baldeweg)


Friday, January 5, 2018

1594. Baden, Neues Postgebäude

Dear Michael,

The commercial building for the former PTT (Swiss Federal
Post, Telegraph, and Telephone Authority) is a very dogmatist
building by Karl Moser and Robert Curjel.  Moser was one of
the "fathers of Modernism" and a teacher at the ETH Zurich
where he became an important mentor to younger generations
of architects.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

1593. Almaty. Palace of the Republic.

Dear Vlad,

"We are but dust and shadow" (Horace)


Monday, January 1, 2018

1592. 2300 Silverlake Blvd. The Neutra VDL House.

Dear Jan,

This is an original card printed in 1947 that shows directions
to the famous VDL house. When Neutra's office went up for
sale he gave away this card to help potential clients and buyers
finding the house.

Best regards,