Posts Tagged ‘wall’

Nothing happens in good weather

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Great Vancouver public art work titled “Nothing Happens in Good Weather” by the Instant Coffee collective, curated by Barbara Cole of Other Sights. Photos by Kate Armstrong and Kelly Lycan via the Goethe Institut’s Goethe Satellite. I hope this is a permanent installation.

Lieselotte Lehman, Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, Jinhan Ko, Sonja Greigoschewski, Barbara Cole, Jenifer Paparao, Kate Armstrong.

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Geometric mural in the basement of Vancouver City Hall

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

[UPDATE: I was just informed by the artist’s son Guy that this mural is now threatened, after gracing the lowest floor of City Hall for over 40 years! It’s odd that the City now says it will demolish or paint over the mural, having recently asked Guy and his sister for a bio of their father, suggesting that City Hall had intended to preserve his work.

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The Brick House

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Often the “before” shot is better than the “after,” but not here. Above is a nice use of nearly black paint on an old plaster wall in this Hemet, California midcentury cinderblock house. Via the blog The Brick House. Read the entertaining FAQ, in which the homeowners talk about buying nothing for more than $100 (except the house of course).

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Erwin Hauer, patterned concrete

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Patterned concrete walls by the firm Erwin Hauer. Top three photos show a loadbearing cast stone wall in a church in Erdberg, Vienna, Austria. Architect is Robert Kramreiter. Below are two Standard Hotel lobbies and other projects.

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Patterned concrete screens

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

I’m developing a taste for these. There are lots of dinky suburban tract versions of these perforated walls, but when the scale and placement are well thought out, they can be the building’s most arresting feature. This collection is a mix of decorative landscaping walls or actual exterior treatments on buildings.

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Patterned concrete blocks, on Flickr

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Concrete block and perforated screen fetishists should visit this Flickr pool. The wall above and below is at the abandoned Besser Vibrapac office, a building that served as a display of the company’s own concrete blocks. Besser Vibrapac by The Mover, on Flickr. Click on photos to read more.

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