subtilitas:

Menzi Bürgler Architeken - Community center and funerary home, Würenlos 2013. Photos (C) Rasmus Norlander.

redhousecanada:

jonasgrossmann:

Alvar Aalto, Villa Mairea, Helsinki 1953

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subtilitas:

Durisch & Nolli - SSIC (Swiss Contractor’s Association) education center, Gordola 2010. Via, photos (C) Walter MairDavid WillenTonatiuh Ambrosetti.

j08433:

Saliferous Monastery | Istanbul

j08433:

Saliferous Monastery | Istanbul

ryanpanos:

Inhabiting Infrastructures: Indian Stepwells | Socks Studio

The stepwells are generally storage and irrigation tanks in which sets of steps must be descended in order to reach for water and maintain the well itself. These structures are mostly common in western India and in arid regions of South Asia where they provide regular supply in regions affected by heavy seasonal fluctuations in water availability.

The stepwells, (the erliest date to 600 AD), essentially appear as infrastructural monuments for water collection, huge artifacts somewhere between landscape and architecture sunken in the earth. They are usually composed of two constant elements, a well and an access route: the well collects monsoon rain percolating through layers of fine silt (to filter particulates), eventually reaching a layer of impermeable clay. The second elements, the staircases, are descended to reach water and allow the use of the infrastructure. There are no two identical stepwells, as each one of them, – about 3000 were built -, reveals specific features in the shape and in the decorative motives; in some cases the stepwells host galleries and chambers around the well.

ofhouses:

Decio Tozzi /// Romeu del Negro Residence /// Rua Macapá, Sumaré, São Paulo, Brazil /// 1965

ofhouses:

Decio Tozzi /// Romeu del Negro Residence /// Rua Macapá, Sumaré, São Paulo, Brazil /// 1965

subtilitas:

Juliaan Lampens - House Van Wassenhove, Sint-Martens-Latem 1974. Scans from here, 2, photos (C) Filip DujardinJan Kempenaer.

architectural-review:

The happiness machine by Mark Lascelles Thornton

architectural-review:

The happiness machine by Mark Lascelles Thornton

studioduedue:

Fuerte Ventura - Eduardo Chillida

studioduedue:

Fuerte Ventura - Eduardo Chillida