Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The frame is part of the drawing

Anish Kapoor - Leviathan, Grand Palais, Paris (2011)

USS Macon at Moffett Field, California (1933)

Salon de locomotion aerienne, Grand Palais, Paris (1909)

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Monday, 20 June 2011

Olafur Eliasson: Rainbow Panorama

Rainbow Panorama (2006-2011) Installed on ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark
Olafur Eliasson

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Schools are cool : Mathias Klotz

Colegio Altamira, Santiago, Chile (2000)
Architect: Mathias Klotz

Glorious Beton Brut: Kolasin's Spomenik

I noticed this building amongst the striking images that were doing the blog rounds of former Yugoslavian Spomeniks (monuments) built during Tito's regime of the 60s and 70s (see here, here, and here) photographed by Jan Kempenaers

Presumably designed by either Bogdan Bogdanović or Gradimir Medaković (I'm thinking the latter but can't find any further information), it stands out from the other Slavic Monuments as actually being the town hall and community centre Kolašin, a small town now in northern Montenegro.

Resonating with the avant-garde architecture being built in the soviet union at the time (as documented here),  the utopia being offered by these architects exemplifies for me what Owen Hatherley has described as 'nostagia for a time yet to come' 


Friday, 17 June 2011

Fabio Rieti + Emilé Aillaud

Tours Aillaud, Paris (1977)
Architecture: Emilé Aillaud
Mural: Fabio Rieti

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Irena Lipiené

Studio Nowa

Parco Lineare is the reuse of a former narrow-gauge railroad into a pedestrian and bicycle path between Erei and Iblei in Sicily, Italy (built 1999)