Monday, April 30, 2018

1639. Stadsbiblioteket Stockholm
















Dear Olof,

This is an interesting replica of an old postcard dated in
1929. The drawing on the original card was probably made
by Sven Malm and is signed with the word Vulc.

Regards,
R

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

1638. The Philadelphia Savings Fund Society Bldg.





















Querido Valentín,

Aqui te mando una postal antigua que muestra el
primer rascacielos moderno del mundo.
Lo aprendimos de tu padre que lo conocía y
admiraba.

Enhorabuena,
R

Monday, April 23, 2018

1637. The Secretariats of the Government of India, New Delhi















Dear Tanu,

There is a poet in the architect...

Regards,
R

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

1636. Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove CA





















Dear Roberto,

The famous Crystal Cathedral is being renovated and will open
its doors by 2019.  It will be renamed Christ Cathedral
and became the new seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of
Orange County.

Regards,
R

Monday, April 16, 2018

1635. Lappeenranta. Lauritsalan Kirkko
















Dear Paul,

Lauritsala church in Lappeeranta on the shore of lake
Saimaa in southeastern Finland was designed around the
idea of an equilateral triangle representing the Holy Trinity.

Regards,
R

Friday, April 13, 2018

1634. House of Worship. United Church of Rowayton, CT














Dear Michael,

"The Rowayton Church is a superbly functional unit. Though
it is several light years removed from the rigid geometry usually
associated with the term "functional", It serves the varied needs
of the parish to perfection." (Robert Mutrux, Great New England 
Churches)

Sincerely,
R

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

1633. Kalevan kirkko

















Dear Sibylle,

Tampere will be a nice place to visit one summer.  The
Kaleva and Hervanta parishes by the Pietiläs, or the Liehlati
church by Turunen will be a good way to start exploring the
city.

Best,
R

Monday, April 9, 2018

1632. La Pedrera. Casa Milá

















Querido Walter,

"Las casas nuestras tenían pues, algo de campamentos. O
de empresas descubridoras" (Pablo Neruda, Confieso que
he vivido)

Un abrazo,
R

Friday, April 6, 2018

1631. Mrs. Thomas H. Gale House
















Dear Theo,

A little house that is considered a forerunner of one of
the most famous and beautiful houses ever built:
Fallingwater in Mill Run.

Best,
R

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

1630. Kimbell Art Museum. Fort Worth TX
















Dear Sibylle,

"Design is not making beauty; beauty emerges from selection,
affinities, integration, love" (Luis I. Kahn)

R

Monday, April 2, 2018

1629. Kunnantalo.Säynätsalo
















Dear Erki,

"Nothing is more dangerous in architecture as dealing with
separate problems. If we do this we split the possibilities of
making good building art" (Alvar Aalto)

Sincerely,
R