This is my favourite building in Berlin (ex-aequo with the Berliner Philharmoniker) from Frei Otto and Hans Scharoun respectively. What happened to the german architecture nowadays?????
In the old district Barrio del Carmen of Valencia (Spain) children, associations and inhabitants have set up their own community space in a former vacant lot. It’s Solar Corona.
Mathieu Bernard-Reymond is a French visual artist. For his series Monuments, he translated financial charts and statistics into 3d shapes, to later integrate them into photographic landscapes.
Le Corbusier, Book Dummy for “Une Petite Maison”, (1954)
In 1954, Le Corbusier published the book, “Une Petite Maison”. In it, he describes the house that he built for his aging parents on the shores of Lake Geneva. It is above all about the act of dwelling, an essay on the poetics of space. As Gaston Bachelard explains in his book of the same name, “The act of dwelling arises infallibly as soon as one has the impression of being sheltered.” Le Corbusier’s book is a series of lessons on the poetics of shelter. They begin with the title and dust jacket. “Une Petite Maison” means not simply a quantitatively small house but especially a quantitatively small house. We sleep more soundly”, observes Bachelard in a “little house” than in a large one. The “little house” calls for reveries of coziness associated with miniatures. This cozy seclusion is even suggested in the cover where Le Corbusier has drawn a broad black band around it’s surface, thereby placing it in it’s own sheltered nest.
Italian designer Gabriele Diamanti (@GabDiamanti) has invented Eliodomestico,
an eco-distiller running on solar power, to provide safe drinking-water for people in developing countries:
a very simple way to produce healthy, bacteria-free water.
Eliodomestico is an open source project.
Bill Evans, Eddie Gomez and Marty Morell.
Can’t get better than this.
by Kisho Kurakawa, Japan, 1972.
The Nakagin Capsule Tower was designed to be the perfect machine for bachelor living. Each 12x6x6 capsule, with porthole window at one end, was completely modular and adaptable to the needs of its particular inhabitant. The full potential of the project was never realized and now exists as a testament to the modernist desire for pod living.
Killingsworth Residence - Brady Killingsworth - Long Beach
photo: Julius Shulman - 1966
Karl Heinz Schmitz & Rittmannsberger Architekten - Anna Amalia library extension, Weimar 2005. Note how the adjacent buildings inform the addition; by aligning the top of the windows to the building on the left and the bottom with the building on the right, a new proportion is created that dictates the facade. Photos (C) Ulrich Schwarz.
Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)
© Jeff Dunas