Under the Hirshhorn
Oktyabrskaya. Stalinist architecture in the Minsk underground 🚇 —
Here’s another cool underground scene from Minsk. Who knew that many of my favorite locations weren’t even on the surface?
Sobre residencias brutales / About brutal Residences
ESP: Residencias Alpha. Un colosal proyecto residencial diseñado inicialmente para ser cinco torres ocupando una manzana, de las cuales sólo se construyeron dos en un terreno de menor tamaño
ENG: Alpha Residences. A massive residential project originally designed to be five towers occupying an entire city block, only of which two were finally constructed in a smaller terrain
Arquitecto / Architect: James Walter Alcock
Ciudad / City: Caracas ( 🇻🇪 )
#CosmoBrutal #Brutal_Architecture #ConcreteArchitecture #Hormigon #Brutalismo #Brutopolis #BetonBrut #BrutGroup #Brutalismo
That word ....’concrete’ Experimental short film with thanks to Swiss film director and graphic artist, @dirkkoy it makes perfect sense that he also is a lecturer in time based media at the Basel Academy of Art and Design (over to @greyscapeworld for a stunning take on a familiar city scene)
#DecadeAdvent Day Eight:
‘Lookout’ - Dunmail Raise, Cumbria. UK. 2014
Do you know how difficult it is to buy Xmas decorations, in bulk, in April?
This WWII ‘pillbox’ sits at the watershed point of Dunmail Raise in the Lake District - a mountain pass north of Grasmere that marks the boundary between the south and north of the county. A nearby cairn marks the resting place of the Cumbrian (Dane) King Dunmail killed by the Saxons in 975.
It’s a strategic vantage point as any north-south traffic has to pass this way.
Over 28,000 of these concrete bunkers were built in 1940 as part of the defences in the event of an invasion by the German army. Sat in the heart of the Lake District National Park this one has one of the best views. ‘Lookout’ was one of a series of pieces I made that explored the history of looking at the landscape.
The pillbox bunker was clad in around 4000 silver baubles. The effect is a little like a fly’s eye where the landscape is reflected and repeated thousands of times across the surface. It also references the ‘Claude Glass’ mirrors used by the first tourists to the lakes. A small lens in one of the gun apertures transformed the inside into a camera obscura. .
#artinstallation #installationart #landscape #viewingstation #lookoutpost #pillbox #concrete #concretearchitecture #lakedistrict #lakedistrictnationalpark #heritage #baubles #reflections #shiny #archive #backcatalogue #stevemessam #2014
The Slavin Memorial. BRATISLAVA, Slovakia.
Our fascination with Ulrich Müther continues This photo of his music pavilion in Saßnitz on the Island of Rügen with thanks to @bmaloewski nip back five posts for more about the beauty of and dark past of this island on the Baltic Sea (on @greyscapeworld a DDR stamp about Saßnitz )
Some of the painstaking work which brought back to life Josef Renau’s mosaic. Images with thanks to @wuestenrotstiftung
Ulrich Müther’s 1968 hyperschalen, hyper-shell. The ‘TeePott’ is located in Warnemünde, Rostock and has protected status. Its roof was designed by East German, Müther and the three storey interior operating as a restaurant was designed by architect, Erich Kaufmann. Image with thanks to An-d CC BY SA 3.0