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aqqindex:

Carlo Scarpa, Canova Gallery, 1955-1957

(via neveriaa)

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aqqindex:

Ettore Sottsass, Mobli Grigi Collection, for Poltronova, 1970

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socks-studio:

Ettore Sottsass Jr.’s Metaphors (1972-1979)

http://socks-studio.com/2014/09/09/ettore-sottsass-jr-s-metaphors-1972-1979/

“He starts leaving discrete signs in landscape, almost invisible traces, he continues building real architectural or metaphors of architectural profession. ” (Barbara Radice) “Design Metaphors” is a sequence of photographs taken by Ettore Sottsass Jr. during his journeys t…

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desert, land art, metaphors, Architecture, Art, Territories

" Everywhere you look, it seems that contemporary designers have decided to settle for warmed over ruins of the past. This omnipresent retro-aesthetic is the most visible sign of a collective aesthetic and political paralysis. An entire generation has given up on its present and wallows in the forms of the past: in cars that pretend to have come from the 60s, in buildings that, with their empty window frames and sandstone mantles, imitate their forebears of the century before last. More than all others, designers are leaping like lemmings into the abyss of past securities and forms. Where does this drive to escape one’s own time come from? Part of the blame for this twiddling around the coordinates of the past can be laid at the feet of a cultural criticism that has declared the “modern” to be the devil of all eras. Meanwhile, the terms “modern” and “contemporary” have been so fundamentally mangled in postmodern and post-structuralist discourse that the era’s liberating fervour is all but forgotten: always create new forms for new needs with new materials; twist and turn thought itself until new perspectives are revealed; find new solutions for a better form of community. […] With the remix culture that sets the ironic idea of endless recombinations against the pathos of the absolutely new, the present has been banned to an endless loop of fakes and quotes from other lives. The generation that lives in this loop will leave behind nothing but copies of its predecessors. It will disappear like the proverbial face in the sand… "
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Wat Rong Khun – the White Temple, in Chiang Rai, Thailand

" Holography could prosper only in America, a country obsessed with realism, where, if a reconstruction is to be credible, it must be absolutely iconic, a perfect likeness, a “real” copy of the reality being represented. "
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archidose:

Oswald Mathias Ungers, Rem Kollhoff, Arthur Ovaska, and Peter Riemann

The City within the City – Beriln as Green Arcipelago, 1977.

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betonbabe:

DIETER SCHMID

PLASTIC HOUSE / KUNSTSTOFFHAUS IN BIBERACH, 1963

… 20 years before this was built

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amaki09:

9 h nine hours capsule hotel in kyoto

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fuckyeahbrutalism:

Elementary School, Aesch, Switzerland, 1963

(Förderer, Otto, Zwimpfer)

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(Source: jpgeso, via neveriaa)

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oarv:

Ants gathering at the edges of a puddle of honey

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