Classics of Architecture

archbucketlist:

A Masterpiece, With Shortcomings

For the first time since it was completed in 1950, Frank Lloyd Wright’s SC Johnson Research Tower in Racine, Wisconsin, opens for tours next month. Visitors will see firsthand its functional shortcomings along with its spectacular innovations.

90erberlin:

Schlossplatz mit Palast der Republik in Mitte, 1996
Der Palast der Republik wurde in den 70er Jahren auf dem Gelände des in den 50ern gesprengten Berliner Stadtschlosses errichtet. Er war Sitz der Volkskammer der DDR, umfasste gastronomische Einrichtungen und wurde für kulturelle Veranstaltungen genutzt. In den 90ern war er geschlossen, da beim Bau Aspest verwendet worden war. Von 2006 bis 2008 wurde das Gebäude nach einer aufwendigen Asbestsanierung abgerissen. Derzeit wird an gleicher Stelle eine Attrappe des Stadtschlosses errichtet. 
The Palast der Republik was built in the 70’s on the site of the Berliner Stadtschloss, which was demolished in the 50’s. The Palast was the seat of the Volkskammer (people’s chamber) of the GDR, housed restaurants, a bowling alley, art galleries and was used for cultural events. In the 90’s the building was closed, because it was contaminated with asbestos. From 2006 to 2008 it was demolished after the asbestos had been removed. Currently the Stadtschloß is being reconstructed on the same place.

90erberlin:

Schlossplatz mit Palast der Republik in Mitte, 1996

Der Palast der Republik wurde in den 70er Jahren auf dem Gelände des in den 50ern gesprengten Berliner Stadtschlosses errichtet. Er war Sitz der Volkskammer der DDR, umfasste gastronomische Einrichtungen und wurde für kulturelle Veranstaltungen genutzt. In den 90ern war er geschlossen, da beim Bau Aspest verwendet worden war. Von 2006 bis 2008 wurde das Gebäude nach einer aufwendigen Asbestsanierung abgerissen. Derzeit wird an gleicher Stelle eine Attrappe des Stadtschlosses errichtet. 

The Palast der Republik was built in the 70’s on the site of the Berliner Stadtschloss, which was demolished in the 50’s. The Palast was the seat of the Volkskammer (people’s chamber) of the GDR, housed restaurants, a bowling alley, art galleries and was used for cultural events. In the 90’s the building was closed, because it was contaminated with asbestos. From 2006 to 2008 it was demolished after the asbestos had been removed. Currently the Stadtschloß is being reconstructed on the same place.

border-studies:

One of my favorite buildings of all-time - downtown LA’s 1965 DWP Building (aka the John Ferraro Building) beautifully captured by photographer Connie Zhou (via It’s Nice That : Photography: Connie Zhou photographs the looming architecture of the future)

border-studies:

One of my favorite buildings of all-time - downtown LA’s 1965 DWP Building (aka the John Ferraro Building) beautifully captured by photographer Connie Zhou (via It’s Nice That : Photography: Connie Zhou photographs the looming architecture of the future)

Muuratsalo Experimental house

Architect : Alvar Aalto
Year : 1953
Location  : Muuratsalo, Finland

"The summerhouse at Muuratsalo is not only a place to live and work but is also a sort of experimental house. It is located in the lake country of north-central Finland, one hour by motor boat from the nearest railroad station. Two wings of equal length set perpendicularly to each other, one containing the living area and the other the bedrooms, form a square court which is closed to the exterior by means of high walls. The exterior walls of this court are developed as mosaic-like experimental walls, divided into about fifty areas in which different types and sizes of brick and ceramic tile with different methods of jointing are used, so as to test their effect from both the aesthetic and practical standpoints. The lean-to roof rises steeply over the living area towards the west wall."

— Karl Fleig, ed. Alvar Aalto. Scarsdale, N.Y.: Wittenborn and Company, 1963. p200.

Source(s) :

nordicform:

Charlottenlund, Arne Jacobsen

nordicform:

Charlottenlund, Arne Jacobsen

nordicform:

C. H. and Carlotta Stahl House, Pierre Koenig

nordicform:

C. H. and Carlotta Stahl House, Pierre Koenig

nordicform:

Gropius residence, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1938

nordicform:

Gropius residence, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1938

nordicform:

Sven Markelius & Uno Ähren
nordicform:

Arne Jacobsen

nordicform:

Arne Jacobsen

tgphipps:

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) | German Pavilion | Barcelona Universal Exposition | 1929

tgphipps:

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) | German Pavilion | Barcelona Universal Exposition | 1929

cartografico:

Álvaro Siza | Banca Borges e Irmao | Vila Do Conde; Portugal | 1986

cartografico:

Álvaro Siza | Banca Borges e Irmao | Vila Do Conde; Portugal | 1986

citizenerich:

Florey Building / James Stirling

A classic from 1971

cartografico:

Fernando Higueras y Antonio Miró | Intituto de Patrimonio Cultural de España (conocido como la corona de espinas) | Madrid; España | 1960-1990

wherearchitectureisfun:

WAÏF: When architecture is just perfect

Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España

Fernando Higueras (1930-2008) and Antonio Miró (1931-2011)

Madrid, 1960-1990

Source

jonasgrossmann:

kenzo tange, the hiroshima prefectural office@ arkinetblog

jonasgrossmann:

kenzo tange, the hiroshima prefectural office
@ arkinetblog