Category Archives: Architecture

An extensive (and doubtless expensive) array of architectural elements by ltalian artist Edoardo Tresoldi commissioned as part of a royal event in Abu Dhabi.

Constructed from wire mesh, lit from above and below to create the ghostly effect, the installation took Tresoldi three months to put in place with the help of Dubai-based Designlab Experience.

Previously: Is There Anything To Be Said For Another Mesh?

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The majestic Moscow Metro (opened by Stalin in 1935) photographed over two weeks last year by Canadian photographer David Burdeny.

Burdeny spent a year trying to gain permission for the shoot and had to work after midnight, paying by the hour to capture the opulent interiors of various city stations, emptied of passengers.

Currently on show at the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery in Vancouver as part of an exhibition entitled A Bright Future – New Works from Russia.

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Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition CenterGreater Noida, India

Brasilia Digital TV TowerBamboo scaffolding at the Golden Temple, Amritsar, IndiaGeorge Washington BridgeNotre-Dame restoration

Wanton depictions from Shaun Usher’s Scaffoldage – a Tumblr for those who appreciate the allure of a well-anchored cross member. Or, as they put it:

Skeletal Archiporn.

Above: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center; Greater Noida, India; Brasilia Digital TV Tower; Bamboo scaffolding at the Golden Temple, Amritsar, India; the George Washington Bridge, Fort Lee, NJ and restoration work at Notre-Dame cathedral, Paris in 1952.

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“Mäusebunker,” Freie Universität, Berlin.

Francisco Javier Sáenz de OizaHabitat ’67, Montreal, Canada.The Torre Velasca in MilanWestern City Gate, Belgrade, SerbiaWibautstraat is an Amsterdam Metro statioExamples of Brutalist architecture from the 50s to the mid 70s.

Despite their apparent Soviet Bloc cachet, most were built in the West.

Above: “Mäusebunker,” Freie Universität, Berlin; Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza, Madrid; Habitat ’67, Montreal, Canada; The Torre Velasca in Milan; Western City Gate, Belgrade, Serbia and Wibautstraat Metro station in Amsterdam.

Related: Brutal In Belgrade

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