new-brutalism:

Wedgewood House and Trevelyan House, Greenways Estate, Bethnal Green, London, Denys Lasdun, 1956-58
Photo: Simon Phipps

new-brutalism:

Wedgewood House and Trevelyan House, Greenways Estate, Bethnal Green, London, Denys Lasdun, 1956-58

Photo: Simon Phipps

#staircase #newmuseum #newyork #SANAA

#staircase #newmuseum #newyork #SANAA

Down down down down at the #newmuseum #SANAA #architecture #staircase #newyork

Down down down down at the #newmuseum #SANAA #architecture #staircase #newyork

#gotham #city / #Chrysler

#gotham #city / #Chrysler

#newyork #coding. Flecks of #Georgian

#newyork #coding. Flecks of #Georgian

#newyork #typography walking the #highline

#newyork #typography walking the #highline

Inside the #Guggenheim #franklloydwright

Inside the #Guggenheim #franklloydwright

I Stumbled Upon You, Corbu.

writingaboutarchitecture:

This time last year I visited the grave of Master Architect, Le Corbusier. (A very grave moment, indeed)

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I wanted to be moved to the point I would fall to my knees, shedding at least a tear from each eye.

But all that happened was this:

Le Corbusier

Boom! 

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Boooooom!

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BOOM!

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His life’s work flashing-in-quick-succession in my mind’s eye.

Still think about this scorching day trying to find Le Corbusier’s tombstone in a massive cemetery in Roquebrune, South of France.

fuckyeahbrutalism:

Mummers Theater (now Stage Center), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1970, Demolished 2014
(John M. Johansen)
As demolition proceeds in earnest on this understudied monument to architect John Johansen’s inimitable creativity, I’ll dedicate the next few days to photographs of his doomed masterpiece. Unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do now but look back with respect and admiration. 

Another one bites the dust

fuckyeahbrutalism:

Mummers Theater (now Stage Center), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1970, Demolished 2014

(John M. Johansen)

As demolition proceeds in earnest on this understudied monument to architect John Johansen’s inimitable creativity, I’ll dedicate the next few days to photographs of his doomed masterpiece. Unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do now but look back with respect and admiration. 

Another one bites the dust

Bompas & Parr

Harry Bompas from Bompas & Parr came to work yesterday to talk about the studio’s work, and to feed us architectural jelly.

This mould (above) is used to create St. Paul’s-shaped jelly structures (below).

Founded by Sam Bompas and Harry Parr (a Bartlett School graduate) in 2007, the pair began their gastronomic practice by making jelly structures to titillate the senses with unusual flavours.

Other projects include this shop window display for Selfridges, a miniature city made of gingerbread.

Bompas & Parr create flavour based experiences with architectural installations and contemporary food design.

(Chromatopsia, 2013, turned the River Lea green)

Exploring the relationship between food and architecture, their work is certainly playful, oscillating between the realms of whimsy and the downright outlandish.