Archive for July, 2012

balustrade

2012/07/24

scarpa at castelvecchio

2012/07/20
As with almost every detail in this extraordinary building, Scarpa tells us something we ought to have already known about his perfectly ordinary materials – in this case how the edge of a pane of glass operates – optically, formally, environmentally, poetically.

King’s College Chapel, Cambridge

2012/07/09

Accordia Housing, Cambridge

2012/07/09

Accordia Housing, Cambridge, by Fielden Clegg Bradley, Maccreanor Lavington, Alison Brooks, Grant Associates:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denys Lasdun, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (ii)

2012/07/09

entrance to Lasdun’s Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Privileged View

2012/07/09

The Glasgow School of Art by Charles Rennie Mackintosh North Facade (front):

After the demolition of the Newberry Tower and Foulis building, this is the view of the GSA from Dalhousie Street that will once again be obscured following the construction of Steven Holl’s addition.

De Chirico of the North

2012/07/07

De Chirico:

Pieter Saenredam, some 300 years earlier, and 3000km northward:

(un)doing

2012/07/04

Before a man can do things there must be things he will not do.

Mencius

 

There is something morally  repulsive about modern activistic theories which deny contemplation and recognise nothing but struggle. For them not a single moment has value in itself, but is only a means for what follows.

Nikolai Berdyaev