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archaeology:

A restoration made of light in the Forum of Augustus, Rome.
Sep 19

archaeology:

A restoration made of light in the Forum of Augustus, Rome.

(via sufletprost)

sugarmeows:

From The Pyramids of Gizeh, From Actual Survey and Admeasurement (1839–42) by James Ernest Perring
Sep 19

sugarmeows:

From The Pyramids of Gizeh, From Actual Survey and Admeasurement (1839–42) by James Ernest Perring

Sep 19

elarafritzenwalden:

Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba
Córdoba, Andaluzia, Spain

Sep 19

valterscelsi:

Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart (1739-1813, Père-Lachaise cemetery project

A-catholic cemetery of Piramide Cestia 

(via andgatherer)

Sep 19

mikasavela:

VIADUCITY (1987) by architects I. Galimova and M. Fadeeva. A competition entry for the Bridge of the Future competition in Japan Architect (JA) magazine. From Архитектура СССР 1988 No. 7-8.

There’s something familiar in this Soviet competition era entry, which at the time was a rare participation in a foreign architecture competition. I think similar utopian monumentalism and a re-analysis of the Piranesian classical and the radical postmodern is currently ongoing in many current architectural practices. But what is it telling us?

In 2012 this Soviet “Paper Architecture” was discussed in this great article on Domus by Massimiliano Gioni and Yuri Avvakumov. It’s a fascinating account on how these Soviet fantasy entries became a movement and how they succeeded in “dodging Soviet censorship by submitting projects to a competition announced by the magazine Japan Architecture.

If the Soviet era architects were confined by state ideology and escaping its effects on creative expression into the utopia, then what is the current escapism about?

(Source: journal-club.ru)

Sep 19

un-monde-de-papier:

Vues des coursives du stade olympique de Berlin.

Photo: cc https://www.flickr.com/photos/dalbera/ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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tierradentro:

Canaletto - A Venetian Courtyard at the Procuratie Nuove (c. 1760).
Sep 19

tierradentro:

Canaletto - A Venetian Courtyard at the Procuratie Nuove (c. 1760).

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ggwookie:

Viviano Codazzi (1606 - 1670) and Domenico Gargiulo (1609 - 1675)
Perspective view of a Roman amphitheatre (Vista prospecttica di un anfiteatro romano) c. 1638
oil on canvas, 220.5 x 352.7 cm
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, but currently at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, as part of Italian Masterpieces.
Sep 18

ggwookie:

Viviano Codazzi (1606 - 1670) and Domenico Gargiulo (1609 - 1675)

Perspective view of a Roman amphitheatre (Vista prospecttica di un anfiteatro romano) c. 1638

oil on canvas, 220.5 x 352.7 cm

Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, but currently at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, as part of Italian Masterpieces.

(via davidhannafordmitchell)

elarafritzenwalden:

Waiting Room, Eastern Cemetery at Malmö, Sweden, 1922-23Sigurd Lewerentz
Sep 16

elarafritzenwalden:

Waiting Room, Eastern Cemetery at Malmö, Sweden, 1922-23
Sigurd Lewerentz

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b-a-c-u:

Danube Bridge (formerly known as the Friendship Bridge), Giurgiu–Ruse Bridge, Romania-Bulgaria. 1952-54 architect Georgi Ovcharov. engineers V. Andreev and N. Rudomazin
Sep 16

b-a-c-u:

Danube Bridge (formerly known as the Friendship Bridge), Giurgiu–Ruse Bridge, Romania-Bulgaria. 1952-54
architect Georgi Ovcharov.
engineers V. Andreev and N. Rudomazin

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optichron:

That Place Across The Way / London, England / May 2014
Sep 16

optichron:

That Place Across The Way / London, England / May 2014

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dhmsiftings:

Le Grand Trianon- Versailles (23) by cb de damiette on Flickr.
Sep 16

dhmsiftings:

Le Grand Trianon- Versailles (23) by cb de damiette on Flickr.

dhmsiftings:

Le Grand Trianon- Versailles (31) by cb de damiette on Flickr.
Sep 16

dhmsiftings:

Le Grand Trianon- Versailles (31) by cb de damiette on Flickr.

lost-in-centuries-long-gone:

Antiquarium, Munich Residence, Munich Germany by adrienne_bartl on Flickr.
Sep 14

lost-in-centuries-long-gone:

Antiquarium, Munich Residence, Munich Germany by adrienne_bartl on Flickr.

(via sufletprost)

alfiusdebux:

"Westminster Regained" - illustrations by Gordon Cullen, c1949 - Abingdon St by mikeyashworth on Flickr.
Sep 14

alfiusdebux:

"Westminster Regained" - illustrations by Gordon Cullen, c1949 - Abingdon St by mikeyashworth on Flickr.

(via sixtensason)