On the Beach | Poulain JB
Drawings and Visions by Italian Futurist Architects | Socks Studio
In 1914 Antonio Sant’Elia signed the “Manifesto per un’architettura futurista“, a text coming a few years later the more known “Manifesto del Futurismo” (1909) and “Manifesto dei pittori futuristi” (1910). Whereas the basic concepts of Futurist Architecture follow the general lines given by previous Futurist Manifestos (refuse of the past, magnification of dynamism, opposition to academism), there are several points which refer to the specificity of architectural language and express interesting views.
One is about the idea of an architecture which is not meant to last: “Houses will endure less than us. Every generation must build its own city”: even if this sentence seems to collide with Sant’Elia’s drawing for indeed massive and complex buildings, it’s an original concept in the panorama of Western architecture.
Cologne Cathedral | Tatsuya Krause
Milano’s Profiles | Francesco Paleari
Milan in architectural profiles of a historic city and modern at the same time, Milan in the profiles of the people who live it every day.
For her series “Set the house in Order“, Katie Breckon meticulously documents objects from her former family home, things she’s leaving behind to let them rest in the sphere of memory. The life-sized photographs of family belongings build the personal archive of an intimate story, an archaeology of the recent past where every sign of time, scratches and marks, is carefully documented on the surface of everyday objects.
“Once I have documented these things, then I feel like it is okay for me to let them go and allow change to happen.”
Erasmus Bridge Construction | Kim Zwarts