26 Jul 2011
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.