There’s now a very limited amount of last years sell out xmas cards available in the lftr shop. if you can’t make it to the exhibition, place your order in the next few days to guarantee availability as the rest of the stock is reserved for upcoming exhibitions and markets.
link available in bio #london#xmas#xmascard#balfron#brutalism#brutalist#snow
3 days ago
New horizons ☁️
Taking photos for posterity as this part of lacma will be demolished early next year to make room for a new museum by peter zumthor #lacma#peterzumthor
Apartment houses jakobsgut in zurich
arch.: #ottoglaus & lienhard, 1967
photos made by me in 2018
the three buildings in raw casted exposed concrete were built on a hillside with southern orientation.
the 3-5 storey houses with 48 apartments define a peaceful, park-like garden area.
the distinct plastic expression of the three buildings provide each apartment with an individual character. the plasticity on the outside finds its continuity also in the interiors. almost each room is provided with a corner window.
the space between the stepped dormitory rooms becomes a space continuum that serves as living space and distributional area.
the sculptural facades emanate a peaceful atmosphere towards the park area.
A new series of #paintings are now under way in my studio after my visit to #london last week, to revisit my past. i did write a lot while i was there and identified the important themes that will influence the work.
i made the trip in the the hope that it would kickstart the process of shifting stuck #memories that have caused distressing nightmares for too long.
this white #textured canvas is called pavement cracks and tonight after work i will return to continue its transformation with the addition of #colour.
Brutalist architecture was "popular," if you could say that with a straight face, from the early 1950s through the mid-1970s. the 1976 long beach city hall was designed and built at the tail end of brutalism's day, when it began to lean decidedly more space-agey. it may not have the complex, ornamented beauty of earlier machine- or technology-inspired styles like art deco, and it may in fact be an assault on the senses, but from the brutalist school's perspective, that is exactly what made a building successful. you can't not pay attention to it.
“tea trolley 900, designed by alvar aalto for artek, is a finnish design classic with beautiful references to british tea culture as well as japanese woodwork and architecture. alvar aalto created the tea trolley for the world exhibition of paris in 1937. ” –finnish design shop
“the montmartre hotel was located in miami beach, florida and opened in february of 1959. the estimated costs to build and furnish it were between $5 and $6 million.
the names of the clubs within the hotel clearly reflect the french theme throughout the hotel: les girls supper club, si bon café and the bardot bar. the name “montmartre” made reference to the historic district in the north end of paris, also known as the nightclub district. it was a popular studio location for artists such as salvador dali, pablo picasso and claude monet.” –retro planet
montmartre hotel | designed by melvin grossman, 1958
1960’s brutalist pueblo credenza, by lane furniture usa in the manner of paul evans. each door and draw front uniquely hand made and crafted with intricate wooden relief patterns. available in the showroom or by enquiry.
I am very excited to announce that friday nov. 15th this sculpture along with 4 others of mine will be available to view and purchase @teresahaagstudiogallery as part of the unwrap an original show! i’ll be there from 5-9, so if you’re in the phoenixville pa area come by to say hello and check out the beautiful artwork. my work will be on display through jan. 4 so be sure to stop in and catch a glimpse!
while some have labelled kosovo's brutalist national library as ugly, i actually find it quite stimulating to admire. the building contains 99 geometric domes and a capacity to store and preserve 2 million volumes. while the building has always been a library it has served other functions in it's life such as housing for refugees and a yugoslavian command and control centre.