• Gramazio & Kohler, Structural Oscillations, c. 2014 (via 88floors)

    (via landscapearchitecture)

  • Coll-Barreu Arquitectos, Textured Tower, Bilbao, Spain, 2012

  • Many architects in the world today are competing only for the beauty of the architectural form. Ban-san’s attempt is a counter-punch against these architects, and I think he represents a new model of a ‘socially responsible’ architect.

    —  Toyo Ito, “On the Work of Shigeru Ban,” 2014

  • I’m not the architect to make a shape. My designs are always problem solving.

    —  Shigeru Ban, “On Architecture,” 2014

  • It makes me crazy when people say, ‘Oh, Frank, your architecture is too complicated—it’s overpowering the art.’ I’ve talked to artists, and they’re willing to play.

    —  Frank Gehry, “On Designing Museums,” 2014

  • How can a person imagine this architecture?

    —  Bernard Arnault, “On Seeing the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao,” 2001 (via goldberger)

  • Toyo ItoZa-Koenji Public Theatre, Tokyo, Japan, 2009 (via archalles)

    (via architectureuberalles)

  • Christian de Portzamparc, Cheval Blanc Winery, Saint Emilion, France, 2006-11

  • Christian Pottgiesser, Galvani House, Paris, France, 2003 (via bassewitz)

  • Clement L. DenningtonThe Floating Church of the Redeemer, Philadelphia, PA, c. 1849-53 (via polychroniadis)

    Form > Program > Site.

  • Dissecting the built environment and mining the fields of modernism, be it art or architecture, are through lines of my work. Recently, my practice has been influenced by a realization that my community in Atlanta is becoming increasingly void of its history as it reaches for a future of hopeful prosperity, constantly destroying to build again. This fluid evolution of the built environment interests me. By working with the materials used and discarded in this process − the cinder block, I-beam, plywood, sheet rock and plaster − I am trying to understand and capture the essence and power of these forms. My work is a visually abstracted form of documentation, a perspective that re-contextualizes the build environment. I strive to present the beauty of these pedestrian objects such that they become extraordinary. In many ways, I am celebrating and elevating those things that people take for granted.

    —  Scott Ingram, “Artist Statement,” 2014 (via burnaway)

  • Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Arboretum for the Gjeovik Care Center, Gjeovik, Norway, 2011

  • Gillespie, Kidd & CoiaSt Bride’s Kirk, East Kilbride, Scotland, c. 1962

  • Star from the Sinbad Motel, Miami, FL, c. 1992

  • Jaume Plensa, Semen-Blood / Sex-Religion / Love-Hate / Saint-Sinner / Matter-Spirit, 1999-2005