Gateway Arch. by Eero Sarinen in St. Louis, 1963
Peter Behrens, Crematorium in Hagen-Delstern, Germany, (1906-1907)
“At Düsseldorf, Behrens became very interested in the Theosophist geometry of Lauweriks and De Bazel. Behrens went all the way with this geometry in a number of his subsequent buildings, especially the Crematorium in Hagen. Walter Gropius implied that Behrens had gone too far, but that he had always liked the Crematorium.”
- Stanford Adams, from “Considering Peter Behrens”
Designing with the strict geometric principles of closed, cubic symmetry in mind, Behrens’ was able to make his relatively small structure seem monumental. His design is equally indebted to the strong lineaments of art nouveau as to the purely functional practicality for which He was later known.
The crematorium opened in 1911, while cremation was still illegal in Germany.
Mandy Smith sandpaper sculptures.
Thanks Jack Perry
The illustrator Micah Lindberg recently produced a collection of t-shirt designs for Lacoste, where he paints his wonderfully weird landscapes.
Niki de Saint Phalle’s stories for her buildings in the Tarot Garden
Unit F - Oxford Brookes - ‘An Immigrant’s Survival Kit’
Device for exchange of prayer between customer and butcher
Niki de Saint Phalle - HON
HON was built in the great hall of the Stockholm museum in May 1966. Designed by Niki de Saint Phalle and her husband Jean Tinguely, they chose a walk-in sculpture of a woman: “HON – en Katedral” (SHE – A Cathedral)
Fashion for Concrete by Fabrice Le Nezet