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the-gas-station:

Derelict Gas Station Turned Into A Color Explosion

by MaserVia

Although the Oil Age hasn’t ended yet, the first petrol stations are being left empty. This development leads to new chances for urban transformation. That’s what renowned Irish street artist Maser must have thought when he transformed a derelict gas station in the city of Limerick into a colorful piece of art.

The artwork’s name No.27: A Nod to Ed Ruscha refers to Ed Ruscha’s pop art masterpiece Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas from 1963. Besides this art-historian flirtation, Maser’s intervention is also just beautiful to see. The old gas station has become a landmark to the city at a place that once was just a regular everyday service spot for car drivers.

The bright and shiny colors make the restyled gas station really stand out from the surrounding landscape. The artist explained to a local newspaper that he ”creates work that surprises people and questions their relationship with the familiar and the norm, also how dissociated we are from the space around us”.

(Источник: ryanpanos)

hominisaevum:

In Classical architecture, a giant order is an order whose columns or pilasters span two (or more) stories. At the same time, smaller orders may feature in arcades or window and door framings within the storeys that are embraced by the giant order.
One of the earliest uses of this feature was at the Basilica di Sant’Andrea di Mantova (pictured above), designed by Leon Battista Alberti and begun in 1472. 

hominisaevum:

In Classical architecture, a giant order is an order whose columns or pilasters span two (or more) stories. At the same time, smaller orders may feature in arcades or window and door framings within the storeys that are embraced by the giant order.

One of the earliest uses of this feature was at the Basilica di Sant’Andrea di Mantova (pictured above), designed by Leon Battista Alberti and begun in 1472. 

(Источник: studyblue.com)

Estudio Carme Pinós

 

ilbar:

C.Th. Sørensen, geometric gardens, Herning, Jutland, Denmark, 1983

ilbar:

C.Th. Sørensen, geometric gardens, Herning, Jutland, Denmark, 1983

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vjeranski:

Mano del Desierto (Hand of the desert), Roca Hornos,  Atacama Desert, Chile

vjeranski:

Mano del Desierto (Hand of the desert), Roca Hornos,  Atacama Desert, Chile

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rudygodinez:

Adolf Loos, Tristan Tzara House, Paris, (1926)

The modern-style house was built in 1926 by Austrian architect Adolf Loos for the poet & writer Tristan Tzara - opportunist, radical artist, activist, founder of the Cabaret Voltaire, enemy of the Surrealists, Romanian, and the founding father of Dadaism – and his wife, the painter, Knitson. The rigidly functionalist Maison Tristan Tzara, built in Montmartre, was designed following Tzara’s specific requirements and decorated with samples of African art. It was Loos’ only major contribution in his Parisian years.

"The inner complexity of the plan was a topical Loosian solution for a difficult site. The complexity had its wit, as did the strangely highly-abstracted anthropomorphism of the facade, or the use of the commonplace Parisian industrial detailing in the lower floors, the shape of the lower niche, again the inversion of his favorite English bay-window. It is a configuration not unlike Le Corbusier’s exactly contemporary villa at Garches for Leo Stein: a blank facade, sparsely pierced to the street, and an open, glazed frame towards the terraces and gardens at the back. But Loos’s complexity always remains hard, the spaces are never moulded, never the plastic, shaped interiors which Corbusier made them."

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