woensdag 29 augustus 2012

Architectual excursions

Here a stair on the roof of Unité d'habitation by Le Corbusier in Marseille France. I saw this a year of twelve before on an architectural excursion to the south of France. It is a real eyeopener for everyone to visit this building and it expresses the use of using raw concrete as building material in a splendid way.

Here a detail that shows how much life is in just a raw concrete wall.

7 opmerkingen:

  1. Often Raw concrete is over used to keep costs down and looks too utilitarian and boring.

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  2. Arthur Erickson loved bare concrete. I expect Le Corbusier was one of his influences.

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  3. Looks like the concrete mouldings left their impressions.

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  4. very nice, SC. And the stair is pretty cool, too.
    Beauty is in the details!

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  5. I love raw concrete used in this way. I like the imprinted design of the timber shuttering. It gives it a modern but also natural and ancient look.

    Buildings like this may last many centuries, unlike many other steel and glass and cladding projects.

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  6. Nice shadows, lines, and textures in these shots. I'd like to see it in the context of its surrounding.

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