26 Jul 2011

Buildings

Guaranty Building. Buffalo, New York
Einstein Tower. Potsdam, Germany
Hodek Apartments. Prague, Czech Republic
Fagus Factory, Alfred-an-der-Leine, Germany
Casa Mila. Barcelona, Spain
Hilversum Town Hall. Hilversum, Netherlands
Preston Bus Station. Preston, England

I have quite a bit of spare time at the moment so I'm finally getting round to looking through the dusty pile-o-books in the corner of my room. It's been a while since I did a post on architecture so I thought I'd share some of my favourites which featured in a book Hollie bought me for Christmas. I've tired to pick out a few that aren't as commonly know, as well as me not knowing them before I flicked through this mountainous book. 

I don't really have a strict criteria but I'm usually attracted to harsh, angled, shapely, just something a bit different I guess. All failing that anything in a Brutalist style I'm bound to like, the Barbican Estate being a perfect example for all you London folk. The last one may seem a bit of a weird choice but I wanted to include it as I went to uni in Preston and I'm pretty certain 99% of the people there don't realise how cool their bus station is!

I'm also working on an illustration at the moment, it's been a while since I did one so it feels great getting stuck in. In fact it was probably early last year. I'll post it once it's finished, nearly there.

Click on the name of the building for the original source.

18 comments:

  1. ooh.. cool architecture.. i love the ones with patterns like the hodek apartments.

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  2. Love this post, unsurprisingly. I have a load of inspirational books like this that I never get round to taking a look at!

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  3. oh the secon one,love

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  4. When I was 18 I didn't think much of Gaudi but now that I'm 23 he's in my top three favourite architects. His Casa Batllo is beautiful and some parts are how imagine the inside of the Captain Ahab's Nautilus would be but I unfortunately never got to see the roof of Casa Mila. My aunt took one look at the block-long line and said no! :))

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  5. Casa Mila has always been a favorite of mine. The bus station is pretty cool too!

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  6. When I first read this I was gaping at all the wonderful places you'd visited! Now ofc I realise they're other's photographs, but I reckon you should make a pictorial to-go list. Would be a pretty awesome adventure x

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  7. *sigh*, the Casa Mila. I've had a postcard of this for ages - I don't know anything about this style of architecture but I love it!

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  8. I love the look of that bus station! Newport train station has a similar vibe :)

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  9. Ahh it's refreshing to have some architecture on my feed. I feel inspired to buy a book on it ! I like the New York building, reminds me of all the fire escape scenes in movies. Molly

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  10. that bus stop is willld :)

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  11. p.s. i just recommended you to a company that was looking to parnter with me and my blog, but it's male accessories...(brighterman), ha, hope you don't mind! :)

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  12. love the first and last ones.

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  13. I love the look of the Einstein Tower in Germany, wow. The shape sort of reminds me of a boot!

    The only building we have near me is the Birmingham Bull Ring, it's pretty groovy but I'm more attracted to traditional sort of buildings!

    You should post some more if you have time, and really looking forward to your illustration!

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  14. No matter if it's Bauhaus style or the rounded Gaudi lines... These buildings stand for themself. And yes, the Preston station is pretty cool. Spacy.

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  15. Go Preston Bus station! I have always wanted to see the Casa Mila. xx

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  16. I saw the Casa Mila (also called La Pedrera)in Barcelona recently and it was amazing - I recommend going in the late afternoon/early evening because the shadows on the rooftop are beautiful. Of course that was when my camera suddenly decided to run out of battery! People interested in Architecture might enjoy this interview from a pair of interior architecture lecturers: http://blog.avabooks.com/?p=915

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  17. Lovely sort of Modernist buildings. My mates in Helsinki at the moment & he keeps sending me different pictures of Alvar Aalto buildings. So. Frickin. Beautiful. So are these!

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  18. love this buildings!

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