Posts Tagged ‘rock’

Luis Barragán – Casa Eduardo Prieto Lopez

Monday, May 17th, 2010

These photos of architect Luis Barragán’s Casa Eduardo Prieto Lopez were taken by pov_steve on Flickr. The house was built in 1950 and is part of the Jardines del Pedregal neighbourhood designed by Barragán for a lava-covered site in Mexico City. This is effectively a subdivision; why do the two countries north of Mexico do this so much more badly?

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White house black lava

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Built on faith in lava not striking twice. Via Kateopolis via Michael Wells, photographer, “Scorched Earth.”

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Living with boulders

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright built Fallingwater on a boulder-covered site, but the giant rocks beneath and around that well-known house are not nearly so graphic or madly visible as they are in these houses. Some of these structures were deliberately built on or around boulders, whether for aesthetics, site preservation, or protection; others incorporated the rocks simply because the rocks could not be moved from the only available building spot.

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