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Symbolizing the Building Process

Usually when we think of “symbolism,” we are thinking of some concrete object that takes the place of and reminds us of something more abstract. Thus, the Cross is a symbol of Christianity, the red dragon is a symbol for Wales, and a wedge of yellow foam represents the fans of the Green Bay Packers (of which I am a proud member.) In art, however, symbols are not just about abstractions made concrete, but can even be idealizations of concrete objects. 626 more words


Autumn Abbey

As you can see, the 12th of October was a beautiful day with a stunning, clear autumn light. I was on my way to see my dear Mum and Dad, but had to stop both going and returning at the tiny village of Dundrennan where stands the remains of an abbey. 53 more words


Bonjour Bucarest

Bucharest is the city of contrasts: you either love it, either hate it. I am luckily part of the first category, and always happy to go back. 53 more words


Here's what Frank Gehry thinks of the rest of you architects

Respuesta de Frank Gehry a la primera pregunta de los periodistas en Oviedo #PremiosPrincipe pic.twitter.com/xNZiKlGRiT

— Inés Martín Rodrigo (@imartinrodrigo) October 23, 2014

“Let me tell you one thing.

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J. reblogged this on Shanghai Afternoon and commented:

“Let me tell you one thing. In the world we live in, 98 percent of what gets built and designed today is pure shit.” —Frank Gehry Unfortunately for us, he was right about that.

Västra Roslags-Näsby - SandellSandberg/Rotstein Arkitekter

SandellSandberg and Rotstein Arkitekter has won a housing-competition in Täby, outside Stockholm. This project is interesting for several reasons, first, it´s all about metall on facades and roof (and it´s quite apparent that this is something I like at the moment), it also has a green-factor which is a nice contrast to the cold facades. 44 more words


Hofstetten-Flüh Harness

Just a few kilometres south-west of Basle lies the small village of Hofstetten-Flüh.

It may be small, but it has a brand spanking new school, a great Sports Platz (centre), a bank, and a small grocery store. 62 more words