perjantai 12. lokakuuta 2007

Vem älskar betongen?

The september issue of the swedish architecture-magazine Arkitektur
is dedicated to concrete with the headline "Who loves concrete?".
I know I do. It is brutal, it is hard, it is grey, its perfect.
I cannot understand when people regard concrete as something
negative, ugly, unaesthetic.

La Congiunta, Peter Märkli, 1992

Paspels school, Valerio Olgiato, 1998

Paulo Mendes da Rocha Residence, Paulo Mendes, 1960

Thinking of cinema and concrete, Jacques Tati comes up, of course, but
a certain, more recent "concrete-minded" film i can recommend,
is Rian Johnson´s Brick, 2005. Excellent cinematography and
beautiful concrete images. Sadly I couldn´t find any better stills
from the film.

4 kommenttia:

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

My almost favorite Finnish website and magazine

Building block of human infrastructure.


private idaho kirjoitti...

yes! also !

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

I don't know if you know of this. Have you influenced by it? Sounds like a grate movie, River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves :)


private idaho kirjoitti...

yes, i know the movie though i
haven´t seen it. My friend Laura
gave me the nickname Idaho in high school and The B 52´s have a great song called private idaho.