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 http://www.betoni.com/

Building block of human infrastructure.

–hiljá

private idaho kirjoitti...

yes! also betong.se !

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 :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Own_Private_Idaho

–Hiljá

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7t7cGwN7_0