"Rare architecturel gift, ultra high frequency architecture and formal architecture." via Lingxiao
Mark Ronson: How sampling transformed music, simply amazing.
Bernard Tschumi Architects
Advertisements for Architecture
Several early theoretical texts were illustrated with Advertisements for Architecture, a series of postcard-sized juxtapositions of words and images. Each was a manifesto of sorts, confronting the dissociation between the immediacy of spatial experience and the analytical definition of theoretical concepts. The function of the Advertisements —reproduced again and again, as opposed to the single architectural piece—was to trigger desire for something beyond the page itself. When removed from their customary endorsement of commodity values, advertisements are the ultimate magazine form, even if used ironically. Because there are advertisements for architectural “products,” the logic of the Advertisements for Architecture asks, Why not advertisements for the production (and reproduction) of architecture?
If you ever plan a trip to Berlin, make sure to make a reservation to see their place at least one month ahead.
Getty Publications just announced the launch of its Virtual Library, where readers can freely browse and download over 250 art books from the publisher’s backlist catalogue.
Architecture of Doom - brutalist projects on Google Maps. Amazing.
Louis Kahn. Transcribed from the 2003 documentary ‘My Architect: A Son’s Journey by Nathaniel Kahn’. Master class at Penn, 1971.