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Time & Architecture: Part I (NOW and WAS NOW)

Time & Architecture: Part I (NOW and WAS NOW)
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Following on from the cosmic theme of last week, we need to talk about Time and the ways buildings exist in this particular dimension that we’re stuck with. We need to do this because, even if we ever sorted out what Beauty was and how to create it in buildings, how could we be sure […]

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Architecture Myths #2: The Artist

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Q. What links Love, Architecture and Religion? A. The answer could only be Antoni Gaudí (1852 – 1926), couldn’t it? Here’s a pic of him looking dapper, before he stopped caring about this-worldy things like appearance. Gaudí’s always been a bit of a strange one. In a 20th century history lecture or book, he usually […]

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The DARKER Side of Villa Savoye

The DARKER Side of Villa Savoye
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For Part I Following on from Graham’s first post on this architectural ‘masterpiece’, and which mainly talked about how bad the planning of the house was, today I’m going to talk about some other things that weren’t so great about this villa. As soon as it was completed, it was apparent that the house was […]