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Mister Buckminster 2011-09-25 16:42:00
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Mister Buckminster 2011-06-04 12:41:00
(pics by RUAMPS on flickr)Immeuble d'appartements de Maurice Lange (1929-1932) in Paris by the brothers Auguste and Gustave Perret.
Mister Buckminster 2011-04-25 09:48:00
Il Palazzo dei Cogressi in Rome (1954) by Adalberto Libera (1903-1963) When I think of repetition, I think less of standardisation and more about music and art, I think of the city and of the everyday. Repetition implies the replication of an element, over and over, and while I experience intensity in this sameness, brought about by the repetition of pattern, …
Mister Buckminster 2011-04-21 20:15:00
Tomba Brion-Vega (1970-72) by Carlo Scarpa."I would like to explain the Tomba Brion...I consider this work, if you permit me, to be rather good and which will get better over time. I have tried to put some poetic imagination into it, though not in order to create poetic architecture but to make a certain kind of architecture that could emanate a …
Mister Buckminster 2011-04-17 10:45:00
pics by www.ioanamarinescu.comUpper Lawn Pavillion (1959-62) by Alison and Peter Smithson 'It would be an understatement to say we feel indebted to Alison and Peter Smithson. Their example has helped us understand the relationship of modern architecture to a northern European situation and …
Mister Buckminster 2010-07-17 20:33:00
As architects tend to easily forget Rem Koolhaas is not the only contemporary architect who is still writing, A. Krista Sykes has bundled some of the most influential architectural essays of the last 15 years to refresh our memory. This follow-up to Kate Nesbitt's best-selling anthology Theorizing a New Agenda collects twenty-eight essays that address architecture theory from the mid-1990's, where …
Mister Buckminster 2010-07-15 15:39:00
Today, I experienced a rare feeling. A feeling I only get once every couple of years. While flipping through Louis I. Kahn by Robert McCarter, I came across a plan so graphically perfect, it instantaneously and without need for further examination made sense. Something about the lay-out, composition and proportions I really can't explain. I have to admit my knowledge of …
Mister Buckminster 2010-07-13 19:21:00
Stadslab European Urban Design Laboratory is offering an international Master Class on the regeneration of Georgia's Black Sea coast and the transformations of Batumi and Poti as its main port cities. During the Master Class a number of architects and planners will develop strategies and design solutions for two strategic corridors in the Western part of Georgia: a tourism corridor along …
Mister Buckminster 2010-07-05 09:57:00
I have never had the audacity to post Mies, maybe because I think I still don't understand Him or maybe because I am absolutely positive I will never be able to post something better. Today, for some reason, felt like the right moment... I reckon you all know the project. more pics here
Mister Buckminster 2010-01-09 09:41:00
Enofstudio exhibition in Brussels. Interesting work by young up-and-coming Belgian studio. January 16, 2010 at 6:30pm at laxess, tour et taxis avenue du port 86C 1000 Bruxelles (Belgium)enofstudio is a young architectural firm founded by luis m. zamorano garrote (°1981) and najiw zemmouri (°1980) in 2007 and based in antwerp, belgium. since 2007 enofstudio has been engaged in a wide variety of …
Mister Buckminster 2009-10-04 18:29:00
Mister Buckminster 2009-10-04 18:29:00
Haas House (1990) in Vienna, by Hans Hollein (1934), I said it once and I'll say it a million times...don't mock post-modernism...embrace it...[image credits here]
Mister Buckminster 2009-09-01 18:27:00
Byker Wall (1978) by Ralph Erskine (1914-2005) is not an ordinary building. Read the story here. [more pics here]
Mister Buckminster 2009-08-27 19:09:00
Not very inspired today, but I still managed to find (thanks to John) a charming little project to share with you. The Fiat Tagliero building (1938) in Eritrea by architect Giuseppe Petazzi.[image credits here]
Mister Buckminster 2009-08-25 19:22:00
Adolf Loos' (1870-1933) house for entertainer Josephine Baker (1906-1975) never made it past the drawing the drawing board. Still, it seems to have become basic architectural info (partly) due to its explicit black-white facade.The closest we'll ever get to seeing it built is b0b van Reeth's (b.1943) Van Roosmalen House (1985-1988) in Antwerp (Belgium), which I might even like more then …
Mister Buckminster 2009-08-23 18:07:00
CD=Cedric Buckminster SOAB= snobby and overpriced art and architecture bookshop. CD: Hi, can I have a copy of Camillo Sitte's City planning according to artistic principles? I can't seem to find it anywhere. SOAB: I have never heard of it, sir, but I'll see if I can order a copy. CD: Thank you.SOAB: [after a 10-minute search on the database computer] Sir, …
Mister Buckminster 2009-08-20 21:06:00
The Rue Franklin Apartmets in Paris (1902-1904) is hands down Auguste Perret's (1874-1954) masterpiece. I've been told (it could also be a rumour) that Corbu lived here for a while. Strinkigly beautiful facade, too bad the interiors are off limits for visitors.
Mister Buckminster 2009-08-19 19:52:00
Where does history end and where does contemporary begin? When Rem finished the Maison ŕ Bordeaux in 1998 the revolutionary concept hit the architectural scene like an atomic bomb. Even though it's only 10 years old, those are the projects that make history...I have been in Bordeaux but sadly (and embarrassingly) I have not been able to find it.
Mister Buckminster 2009-08-18 19:48:00
Somebody stop Charles! The preservation of tomorrow's architectural heritage is at stake! I truly am not a fan of Jean Nouvel, but I sincerely think Prince Charles should go fox hunting, or whatever he does with our tax money, instead of interfering with architectural competitions. By the way, this is the crap he likes, and whoever said it reminds him of Schinkel obviously …
Mister Buckminster 2009-08-11 20:19:00
This may well be one of the best ecclesiastical facades I've seen yet. Incredible. La Catedral de Santiago de Compostela. I'd happily tell you all about it but everything you want to know is right here. [image credits here]