Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

World’s ugliest buildings?

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

The Pilgrimage Church in Neviges, Germany

These were listed among the world’s ugliest buildings, aggregated from various rankings in Forbes, Virtual Tourist and Oddee.com. Quite apart from blithely ignoring the complexity of the question “what is beautiful,” which philosophy has attempted to deal with for centuries and has only made more unanswerable, this list is pretty odd.

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Coast Modern Film – Fundraiser on July 28, Vancouver

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

If you’re in Vancouver on July 28, and are interested in the vernacular modernist architecture of our region, buy a ticket for this event. Ouno is hosting this fundraiser to benefit the completion of the film Coast Modern by my filmmaker friends Gavin Froome and Mike Bernard.

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Kastrup Sea Bath, Denmark

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

The Kastrup sea bath is by White architektur, Denmark. Via archdaily. Photographs: Ole Haupt, White Arkitekter, Erco Lighting, Åke E:son Lindman

The idea behind this swimming platform and pier is that in the not overly warm Danish summer it shields swimmers from the wind and contains the sun.

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Taos, New Mexico

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

There are views of two different churches here. San Francisco de Assissi just south of Taos, New Mexico, along with an old settlement there. The church with the white banding around the wall is part of a church in Taos Pueblo itself. The rounded corners on the churches are massive buttresses.

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Ruin Academy

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

You may have seen the work of architect Marco Casagrande here before—his Walking Barns series in Finland or his Chen House in Taiwan. He is now involved in a project in Taiwan called Ruin Academy.

“Ruin Academy is set to re-think the industrial city …. The research and design tasks move freely in-between architecture, urban design, environmental art and other disciplines of art and science within the general framework of built human environment… The Ruin Academy occupies an abandoned 5-story apartment building in central Taipei.

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Shigeru Ban & paper architecture

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Shigeru Ban is well known for his paper architecture, in particular the emergency structures designed for regions struck by disaster, notably houses for the Japanese city of Kobe hit by a devastating earthquake in 1995, and a series of paper tent structures for the UN High Commission for Refugees in Rwanda in 1999.

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