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nemfrog:

Obelisks. 1906.
Aug 28

nemfrog:

Obelisks. 1906.

(via davidhannafordmitchell)

Aug 26

nuretmen:

Ancient Faces.

Aphrodisias, Aydin, Turkey

© Nur Uretmen

(via dhmsiftings)

nuretmen:

The monumental gateway (tetrapylon). Built ca. A.D. 200.
The ancient Greek city of Aphrodisias. 
Karacasu, Aydin, Turkey
© 2014 Nur Uretmen
Aug 26

nuretmen:

The monumental gateway (tetrapylon). Built ca. A.D. 200.

The ancient Greek city of Aphrodisias. 

Karacasu, Aydin, Turkey

© 2014 Nur Uretmen

(via dhmsiftings)

Aug 26

colectivo21:

Context Forgotten

My initial semester of thesis research focused on the contemporary theoretical context of Architectural Ornament. I spent many hours of my research digging through the digital archives of the French National Library, where I was especially drawn to the excavation drawings of ruins in the 18th and 19th century. Fascinated by the rigorous methods of field observation and drawing that were executed by architects and Pensionnaires, I began to understand the significance observation yields not only in understanding cultures and history, but also in Architectural Education and spatial understanding.

In the contemporary context, we can’t ignore the fact that we exist in a post-post modern world that’s experiencing a digital and technological renaissance – One where tectonic newness and programmatic efficiency dominate. Through curiosity more than resistance, I chose to employ the digital tools and means of our era, not as a way of technological expression, but as a way of studying overlooked cultural information and opening a critical dialogue about the past. More specifically, to pry the humanistic and cultural significance of buildings as they live, age, and die in our contemporary cities.

Choosing an aged mid-century modern building in San Diego, I striped it of its theoretical modernist context and executed a field analysis and excavation of the building as if it were lost in time. Through the process of pragmatic field observation and isolation of tectonic fragments, I was able to re-imagine the building as something new – the emerging typology of the contemporary “ruin”.

Andrew Wagner 

(via thomortiz)

Aug 26

neo-constructivist:

(via Walls as Rooms /4 : The Hakka Tulou (Community Housing for Equals) – SOCKS)

Aug 26

likeafieldmouse:

Rooms with a View 

This exhibition focuses on a subject treasured by the Romantics: the view through an open window. German, French, Danish, and Russian artists first took up the theme in the second decade of the nineteenth century.

Juxtaposing near and far, the window is a metaphor for unfulfilled longing. Painters distilled this feeling in pictures of hushed, spare rooms with contemplative figures; studios with artists at work; and open windows as the sole motif. As the exhibition reveals, these pictures may shift markedly in tone, yet they share a distinct absence of the anecdote and narrative that characterized earlier genre painting.”

1. Peter Ilsted

2. Carl Holsøe

3. Léon Cogniet

4. Wilhelm Bendz

5. Alfred Broge

6. Caspar David Friedrich

7. Georg Friedrich Kersting

8. Jacobus Vrel

9. Johann Erdmann Hummel

10. Vilhelm Hammershøi

(via davidhannafordmitchell)

andgatherer:

Interior of the Bank of England
Aug 26

andgatherer:

Interior of the Bank of England

(via dhmsiftings)

Aug 26

archatlas:

Classic Chinese Ancient Buildings Cutaways Li Ganlang [via]

"Li Ganlang 2005 onwards started drawing, anatomical drawings to show the Chinese construction Shi Jingdian construction law, showing Chinese cultural characteristics of various buildings, covered wood constitutive temples, pavilions, towers, gates, caves, bridges, houses and so on five Shiyu Zuo building. By Yuan-Liou Publishing Company."

(via davidhannafordmitchell)

arquilatria:

"Le petite curieux" Detalle del tímpano del Juicio Final, Abadia de Sainte-Foy de Conques, Francia
Aug 26

arquilatria:

"Le petite curieux"
Detalle del tímpano del Juicio Final, Abadia de Sainte-Foy de Conques, Francia

(via marcio9991)

urgetocreate:

Tateishi Harumi, Clover, 1934
Aug 26

urgetocreate:

Tateishi Harumi, Clover, 1934

(via windwrinkle)

mostlyitaly:

Napoli, Chiostro di S. Maria delle Grazie by Angelo Casteltrione (Aka alterdimaggio1957) on Flickr.
Aug 24

mostlyitaly:

Napoli, Chiostro di S. Maria delle Grazie by Angelo Casteltrione (Aka alterdimaggio1957) on Flickr.

frenchcinema:

Alain Delon filming the TV movie “Le chien,” 1961
Aug 24

frenchcinema:

Alain Delon filming the TV movie “Le chien,” 1961

(via ffactory)

architectural-review:

Lorenzo Degli Esposti, Consolazione0010: Altanella celeste su “L’azzurro del cielo” di Aldo Rossi (1931 – 1997), Milano, 2014 / Lorenzo Degli Esposti, Consolation0010: Celestial Altanella on “L’azzurro del cielo” by Aldo Rossi (1931 – 1997), Milan, 2014
Aug 24

architectural-review:

Lorenzo Degli Esposti, Consolazione0010: Altanella celeste su “L’azzurro del cielo” di Aldo Rossi (1931 – 1997), Milano, 2014 / Lorenzo Degli Esposti, Consolation0010: Celestial Altanella on “L’azzurro del cielo” by Aldo Rossi (1931 – 1997), Milan, 2014

(via antivitruv)


Hans Hollein, Frankfurt Postal Museum, 1982-1983
Aug 24

Hans Hollein, Frankfurt Postal Museum, 1982-1983

(Source: aqqindex, via room-of-flint)

aqqindex:

Italian Unknown Architecture
Aug 24

aqqindex:

Italian Unknown Architecture