debrunner und blankart - mechanised bottling plant, switzerland, 1950 [photo - h wolf-bender]

architecture, industry, switzerland

March 12, 2017
March 18, 2012 idealizedyou: Celine

metamuseum: Desk with light, 1925–35Designed by Camillo Cerri (Swiss, d. 1980)Made by August Tobler (Swiss, 1899–1975)Dornach, SwitzerlandPlywood, metal hardware, and glassThe Wolfsonian–FIU, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection, TD1992.67.1This desk was advertised as “furniture stimulated by the art fostered at the Goetheanum”—the building erected in homage to poet-philosopher Goethe at Rudolph Steiner’s Anthroposophical community in Switzerland.  The group believed that the spiritual world c...

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May 28, 2017
January 24, 2017 Blueprints - Renzo Piano
October 27, 2017

skibinskipedia: Chase Manhattan Bank signage, Chermayeff & Geismar, 1961 [via AdamsMorioka] A real meeting of mid-c design greats: Gordon Bunshaft building, Chermayeff & Geismar graphics, Isamu Noguchi fountain, and all for one of modernism’s best patrons, David Rockefeller.

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Lois and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1999-2003 (above)Phaeno Science Center, Wolfsburg, Germany, 2000-2005 (below)Zaha Hadid, 1950-2016Rest in peace, Dame Hadid. To her endless list of achievements, I’d like to add one more: I am grateful to her for making the world once again safe for Brutalism, with buildings like the Rosenthal Center and Phaeno Science Center.

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Halls of Residence, Imperial College, Kensington, London, 1963(Richard Sheppard, Robson & Partners)

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EGGS From Left to Right: Constant Nieuwenhuys, New Babylon Concert Hall For Electronic Music, 1958-1961 / Pascal Hausermann, Bruno Camoletti and Eric Hoechel, Egg Shaped House, at Pougny Ain, France, 1962Jean Arp, The Rose Eater, 1963 / Sanford Hohauser, Project for a Beach House, 1956 

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“Chicagoisms” “Building on the premise of the book, the exhibition revisits the characteristics, attitudes, and mentalities that made Chicago and proposes five principles of architectural action and urban engagement that we call Chicagoisms: Vision Shapes History, Optimism Trumps Planning, Ambition Overcomes Nature, Technology Makes Spectacle, and Crisis Provokes Innovation. Mined from the history of the city, the Chicagoisms are also deployed as springboards for new experimen...

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July 21, 2017

fuckyeahbrutalism: David Lister High School, Kingston-upon-Hull, East Yorkshire, UK, 1960s (Lyons Israel Ellis)

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onsomething: onsomething Paul de Ruiter | Villa Kogelhof, 2006-13 Kamperland Photo by Jeroen Musch

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November 1, 2015
May 30, 2017
June 10, 2017

Design for a Building Sacha Sosno, Henri Vidal, and Yves Bayard, United States Patent 296,934, Design for a Building, 1988

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