Tuesday, March 19, 2019

1737. Roosevelt (former Jai Alai) Club, Manila














Dear María Lourdes,

At the vacant lot where today is the controversial Torre de Manila
it used to stand the Roosevelt Club, former Jai Alai that you may
remember have seen or even visited.
This wonderful Streamline Moderne landmark was sadly
demolished in 2000 but it is still remembered by many.

Warm regards,
R

Friday, March 15, 2019

1736. Haludovo Palace Hotel, Krk, Malinska, Croatia





























Dear Josip,

"You have to feel, experience and understand the space's spirit
in which you create." (Boris Magaš)

Sincerely,
R

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

1735. JAT skyscraper, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina





















Dear Jan,

The top four floors of the old JAT (Yugoslavian Airlines) building
are today occupied by the hotel Hecco Deluxe.
The building is the first high-rise built in Sarajevo and it is not a
coincide that its shape resembles the one of a traditional air traffic
control tower.

Best,
R

Friday, March 8, 2019

1734. Varkauden Kirkko














Dear Erkki,

The parish church of Varkaus is one of the most significant
Finnish churches of the functionalist period. The typical
bold industrial silo structure is combined here with the more
traditional freestanding campanile with natural stone insets
in the base of it.

Sincerely,
R

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

1733. Sabaudia Azienda Agraria O.N.C.















Dear Luigi,

The main office building of the agricultural local agency was
called "il grattacielo" (the skyscraper) because with its four-story
tower was the highest building in Sabaudia. The buildings adjacent
to it included warehouses, stables, and residential quarters for the
O.N.C. employees.

Sincerely,
R

Friday, March 1, 2019

1732. Turku Lounais Suomen Maalaistentalo. Abo














Querida Inés,

Hace ya cinco años te envié una postal muy parecida a esta que
te mando ahora ( la número 951). Entre estas dos postales se
puede ver que ésta última es más fiel al edificio original que
construyó el gran maestro Aalto. En esta se aprecia que no hay
carteles publicitarios ni en la cornisa ni en la esquina y que los
toldos de los ventanales de planta baja aún no habían sido
instalados. Esta postal tiene matasellos de 1932, solamente 3 años
después de haber concluidos las obras.

Espero que estés bien.
Un beso,
R