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Tblisi is enticing and sometimes geometrically dazzling - link in bio to @Daveloweee visit to Georgia
Once the Tbilisi Wedding Palace, today something quite different, the building slipped into private ownership and became embroiled in a complex case about ownership. The architect, Kharkiv born, Georgian citizen, Victor Djorbenadz was a larger than life character who was known by the name Djorbusier due to his huge admiration of Corbusier’s designs. Image and link in bio with thanks to Carl Ha CC BY SA 3.0
A perfectly designed rail system running through Rem Koolhaas’ MTCC, the Mccormick Tribune Campus Center at the Illinois Institute of Technology, which just happens to be home to a lot of Mies Van der Rohe buildings. This photo with thanks to @radadam (interior detail at @greyscapeworld )
Where does one begin? Well first thank you @parrotdog123 for this photo. Egg carton architecture? There is something seriously organic about this Auto-grill iin Switzerland. The first auto grill was created by Mario Pavesi as a way of selling his biscuits to passing drivers on the Milan Turin motorway. Turned out to be a smart move as Pavesi Auto grill became a far bigger business than a roadside cookie store (another stunning example of auto grill design over at @greyscapeworld )
Dushanbe Tajikistan’s striking bus stop. Link in bio to @ nathanlopez experience travelling in the region. Dushanbe means Monday as a nod to its historic Monday market, however from 1929 until the collapse of the Soviet Union, its name changed to Stalinabad, capital city of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic
‘The fading reminders of soviet modernism in Central Asia’- link in bio to tempt us to follow in @ nathanlopez footsteps. (From another angle over at @greyscapeworld )
Bright light beaming on @monsieuradrien for spotting this. Originally known as the Lichtspielhaus, it was opened in 1908 by Wilhelmine Kaufmann on the site of the Tanzhalle (dance hall) Sander. It showed silent films accompanied by piano. In the 1930s it switched to ‘talkies’. It took a direct hit from a bomb in November 1944. Post war it still remained in family ownership.
Just had to snap this - not sure if it’s a permanent fixture. Designed by architect Peter Marino @petermarinoarchitect its a wonderous seven metres wide artwork, a ‘burst’ of colour. It really puts one in mind of @s nappe r wonderful photos featured in a recent Greyscape.com feature post.
Créteil in all it organic glory. Image @GreyScapeworld Link in bio about why to get there and get snapping
If you like your greens and like concrete than Créteil might just be a place of pilgrimage for you. Photo of Les Choux de Créteil with thanks to @a s kormos check out new post on website with Anna’s stunning photos. Architect: @gerardgrandval (close up snap of the balconies at @greyscapeworld )o
Totally relieved it had a water feature: Industry House, Arie Shenkar Square
A sort of mini Camelot, a concrete ocean-going liner looking optimistically out to sea. This is actually an indoor shopping and business centre, Beit HaTaasiya aka Industry House. The ground floor area is named in honour of Arie Shenkar. It sits landlocked minutes from the Tel Aviv beach. Originally created as a home to the fledgling Manufacturer’s Association, Arie was both one of its founding members and credited with creating the Shenkar School of Design whose alumni include Alber Elbaz (who went on to receive just about every international fashion award available and is today an Officer of the Légion d'Honneur). Not quite clear about how to precisely describe the architecture. Feel free to add your thoughts!
And so the week begins ...with visual artist @rogiervanderzwaag
In 1927 a group of the leading contemporary architects designed a workers housing estate for the Deutscher Werkbund exhibition in Stuttgart. 17 architects led by Mies van der Rohe including Le Corbusier, Bruno and Max Taut, Walter Gropius, Peter Behrens among others designed 21 buildings containing more than 60 homes. Josef Frank and Oskar Wlach were the only Austrian architects invited to contribute working on furniture and interiors. Breuer contributed furniture, presented in connection with his relationship with the Bauhaus and Gropius. The buildings were a dramatic departure from the typical residential designs in Stuttgart, with principally white plain facades, flat roofs open plan interiors and embodying modernist principles. Much of the construction was prefabricated and, in accordance with the purpose of the Deutscher Werkbund the aim was to show the excellence of modern German design and manufacture. Unfortunately instead of proving that great homes could be built on an
Flying saucer fan? A thing of beauty from @digimanselector who shares that this is ‘the circus in the southern city of Krasnodar. It’s still functional and was built in 1970 by architects Shulmeister, Motorin and Kudryavtsev. It’s a fairly typical project of the era and has some clones in cities such as Stavropol, Grozniy, Gomel and Zaporoj'e. There are small differences such as how the facade is decorated’. Krasnador was formally known as Yekaterinodar. It’s current name Krasnador is a combination of two terms and translates as ‘Gift of the Reds’. It comes from ‘Krasno’ (meaning Red, as an explicit nod to the 1918 Revolution. Krasno was frequently used to also mean beautiful ie red is beautiful) and ‘Dar’ which means gift. It’s rather neat to declare that automatically the use of a word associated with a political movement is then declared as an interchangeable word for beautiful. Try interposing the name of a political party (any one will do) with the word
Here the focus for our posts is always the building, the city, the landscape, the architect - all cemented together by the infrastructure and systems captured by video artist @rakocha ‘capturing the inner rhythm of a city’
Night and long exposure photography: ‘Recording a City Against a Velvet Blue Backdrop’ link in bio to London at night and in shadow captured through the lens of Matt, @s nappe r
We can’t wait to see this little cracker stuffed with photos from one of our fav photographers @northern.friend - and there’s a Kickstarter campaign so we can all really help pivot this little beauty from our dreams onto all our bookshelves. Link in our bio to @fuelpublishing Kickstarter campaign