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Sep 1, 2014 / 589 notes

roomonfiredesign:

"There was a time when I experienced architecture without thinking about it. Sometimes I can almost feel a particular door handle in my hand, a piece of metal shaped like the back of a spoon. I used to take hold of it when I went into my aunt’s garden. That door handle still seems to me like a special sign of entry into a world of different moods and smells. I remember the sound of the gravel under my feet, the soft gleam of the waxed oak staircase, I can hear the heavy front door closing behind me as I walk along the dark corridor and enter the kitchen, the only really brightly lit room in the house." - Peter Zumthor

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Aoû 29, 2014 / 113 notes
arquilatria:

La Tourette, Lyon, Francia, 1957-1960 Le Corbusier
Aoû 29, 2014 / 202 notes

arquilatria:

La Tourette, Lyon, Francia, 1957-1960
Le Corbusier

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wmud:

luigi carlo daneri - colonia climatica, s stefano, d’aveto, italia, 1939
Aoû 29, 2014 / 289 notes

wmud:

luigi carlo daneri - colonia climatica, s stefano, d’aveto, italia, 1939

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wowgreat:

Jasper Johns (via 'Dancers on a Plane', Jasper Johns | Tate)
Aoû 29, 2014 / 81 notes
poetryconcrete:

Chapel of St. Mary of the Angels, Mario Botta,1990 -1996, in Monte Tamaro, Switzerland.
Aoû 29, 2014 / 17 notes

poetryconcrete:

Chapel of St. Mary of the Angels, Mario Botta,1990 -1996, in Monte Tamaro, Switzerland.

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Aoû 29, 2014 / 9 362 notes
archiveofspace:

Because of the open porches, how the building is made is completely clear before you go into it., It is the same realization behind Renaissance buildings, which gave the arcade to the street, though the buildings themselves did not need the arcade for their own purposes. So the porch sits there, made as the interior is made, without any obligation of paintings on its walls, a realizations of what is architecture. When you look at the building and porch, it is as an offering. You know it wasn’t programmed; it is something that emerged.
You know what’s so wonderful about those porches? They’re so unnecessary.
- Louis Kahn
Aoû 29, 2014 / 131 notes

archiveofspace:

Because of the open porches, how the building is made is completely clear before you go into it., It is the same realization behind Renaissance buildings, which gave the arcade to the street, though the buildings themselves did not need the arcade for their own purposes. So the porch sits there, made as the interior is made, without any obligation of paintings on its walls, a realizations of what is architecture. When you look at the building and porch, it is as an offering. You know it wasn’t programmed; it is something that emerged.

You know what’s so wonderful about those porches? They’re so unnecessary.

- Louis Kahn

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architectureofdoom:

Casa il Girasole, Rome. Luigi Moretti, 1949-50
Aoû 29, 2014 / 35 notes

architectureofdoom:

Casa il Girasole, Rome. Luigi Moretti, 1949-50

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Aoû 29, 2014 / 80 notes