The materials are non-decorative, there is no fuss and everything is used for its materiality or for the function it can perform.
I’m not a huge fan of fuss or decoration and felt a kind of affinity to this approach.“I researched a little and took myself on a tour of British Brutalist architecture over several years.
In 1916, he and his parents went on a trip to Yosemite National Park where ...
Read More The year 2002 marks a symbolic milestone in the history of photography.
Leeds University Although most well known for their design of the Barbican, Chamberlin, Powell and Bon were also responsible for planning a significant extension to Leeds University in the 1950s.
Seeking to foster a ‘collegiate atmosphere’, the architects drew on a typically diverse range of influences, with the proposed undergraduate library and art gallery in the masterplan, for instance, being inspired by the ruins of Hadrian’s villa near Tivoli, while the two main squares were evocative of traditional quadrangles.
A century ago, on February 20, 1902, Ansel Adams was born in San Francisco.
(In an unusually good week for California creativity, John Steinbeck was born exactly seven days later in Salinas). Read More Introduction The purpose of this study is to analyze a set of photographs of my ownfamily in order to integrate the meanings of private memories and publichistory within the photos, generating a narrative family story connectedby a sort of thread.
The plan was never fully completed, but the teaching blocks that the practice constructed have endured, gaining Grade II listing in 2010.
The Barbican Estate The most famous example of Britain’s experiment with Brutalism in the 20 Century, the Barbican has proved to be an unusually successful housing project, offering over 2,000 apartments, a library, museum, schools and an arts complex.