31/7/2013



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Parker House, Coconut Grove, Florida, 1972 — Alfred Browning Parker

Parker House, Coconut Grove, Florida, 1972 — Alfred Browning Parker

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23/7/2013



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"The Lake House" was constructed in 2005 at Maple Lake near Chicago expressly for the movie with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reaves. (some pictures here)  Architect Nathan Crowley collaborated with engineers McDonough Associatesand veteran Chicago construction coordinator Troy Osman. 
Crowley took the 2,000 square foot structure from sketches to completion in just ten weeks: 2 weeks design and documentation, 4 days bidding, and a scant seven weeks for actual construction. 35 tons of steel and a crew of nearly one hundred was required to finish the house by the time filming was scheduled to begin.  The house was actually constructed on dry land next to the lake, atop steel beams that rose 10 feet above the waterline, which was created by excavating nearly 1200 cubic feet of soil and letting lake waters flood in under the pilings.
It was destroyed after filming. :-(

"The Lake House" was constructed in 2005 at Maple Lake near Chicago expressly for the movie with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reaves. (some pictures here)  Architect Nathan Crowley collaborated with engineers McDonough Associatesand veteran Chicago construction coordinator Troy Osman. 

Crowley took the 2,000 square foot structure from sketches to completion in just ten weeks: 2 weeks design and documentation, 4 days bidding, and a scant seven weeks for actual construction. 35 tons of steel and a crew of nearly one hundred was required to finish the house by the time filming was scheduled to begin.  The house was actually constructed on dry land next to the lake, atop steel beams that rose 10 feet above the waterline, which was created by excavating nearly 1200 cubic feet of soil and letting lake waters flood in under the pilings.

It was destroyed after filming. :-(

12/6/2013



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Living Room of Marcel Breuer’s house in Lincoln, MA, 1939. Calder mobile included. Photo: Ezra Stoller.

Living Room of Marcel Breuer’s house in Lincoln, MA, 1939. Calder mobile included. Photo: Ezra Stoller.

(via design-is-fine)

06/6/2013



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Never Built: Los Angeles
Pereira and Luckman’s 1952 design for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) called for a glass-enclosed central terminal, with a world map etched on the central column. Their original plan died because the city’s Building Department found it too radical, the cost of air-conditioning would have been exorbitant and the airlines wanted their own individual terminals.

Never Built: Los Angeles

Pereira and Luckman’s 1952 design for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) called for a glass-enclosed central terminal, with a world map etched on the central column. Their original plan died because the city’s Building Department found it too radical, the cost of air-conditioning would have been exorbitant and the airlines wanted their own individual terminals.

(Source: wandrlust)

Tagged: Architecture,

02/6/2013



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Unesco Headquarter, Paris, Breuer-Nervi-Zehrfuss Architectes, 1955-58. (Entrance with Henry Moore sculpture)

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15/3/2013



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Parisian architectural firm Atelier Zündel Cristea wants to transform an abandoned Battersea Power Station in London into a museum encircled by a roller coaster track. The proposal, which took first prize in the ArchTriumph Museum of Architecture competition, would revitalize the area while still preserving the history of the building, which has been out of use since its decommission in 1983.
whoah!

Parisian architectural firm Atelier Zündel Cristea wants to transform an abandoned Battersea Power Station in London into a museum encircled by a roller coaster track. The proposal, which took first prize in the ArchTriumph Museum of Architecture competition, would revitalize the area while still preserving the history of the building, which has been out of use since its decommission in 1983.

whoah!

(Source: thedailywhat)

19/9/2012



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fuckyeahbrutalism: Eros House, Catford, London, 1960-63
(Owen Luder Partnership)

fuckyeahbrutalism: Eros House, Catford, London, 1960-63

(Owen Luder Partnership)

28/5/2012



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Holyoke Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1958-65
(J.L. Sert)

Holyoke Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1958-65

(J.L. Sert)

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Tagged: Architecture,

08/5/2012



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07/5/2012



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Schlesische Strasse, Berlin, architect Alvaro Siza

Schlesische Strasse, Berlin, architect Alvaro Siza

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03/5/2012



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28/3/2012



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minusmanhattan: Archipelago Cinema by architect Ole Scheeren.
The temporary floating cinema nestled in the middle of a lagoon was constructed for the Film on the Rocks Yao Noi film festival in Thailand. 

minusmanhattan: Archipelago Cinema by architect Ole Scheeren.

The temporary floating cinema nestled in the middle of a lagoon was constructed for the Film on the Rocks Yao Noi film festival in Thailand. 

26/1/2012



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fussgaenger:

Yesterday I went for a walk along Karl-Marx-Allee. I’m pretty shocked that it’s taken me this long to discover it. Perhaps my new favourite street. I’d ventured along to the International Kino before (and spent a few wonderful hours inside the most gorgeous cinema in the world) but never beyond Straussberger Platz to discover the main run of what used to be Stalinallee, that runs down to Frankfurter Tor.

This whole boulevard emerged out of what was the most flattened part of Berlin after WW2. In 1952, the new GDR devoted the stretch of road over to a 13 year construction project aimed at delivering a magnificent monument to East German power and, architecturally, the Socialist Classicism of the Soviet Union. It’s huge, over 2km long and really wide - perfect for parades, and protests. 

Incredible ceramic clad high-rises bank you in. Under the thousands of apartments built ‘for the workers’ are little shopping boulevards, cafes, and a museum dedicated to computer gaming. A great cafe, that transports you back to the 60s when you enter, (Cafe Sibyle) also houses a museum to the history of the street, which you can recover from with the help of their amazing Käsekuchen and a cup of strong coffee. 

The Cafe Moskau, which used to be a restaurant and unofficial playground for East Germany’s SED party elites, is now a business venue, and currently housing rails of clothing for fashion week. But my favourite detail is the sculpture of a Sputnik thrusting upwards from the corner above the entrance. During the 60s, when this building was designed and erected, the Soviets were putting the first man made satellites into orbit.

And it rewards night-time visiting, when the beautiful street lamps lend the boulevard a warm, fire-like glow.  

25/1/2012



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Wings of Desire, Wim Wenders (1987)

watched it only recently for the first time, but at a cinema.

i adored it. so bitterweet to recognize (or not) areas of Berlin, how they were before the wall fall.

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18/12/2011



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Apartments, Piazzale Aquileia, Milan, Italy, 1964-65 (Vico Magistretti)
Via Lipari actually, but nice find! :-)

Apartments, Piazzale Aquileia, Milan, Italy, 1964-65 (Vico Magistretti)

Via Lipari actually, but nice find! :-)

(Source: fuckyeahbrutalism)

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