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    Antonio Sant’Elia

    My senior project in Architecture School owed a lot to this architect. For a brief while I became obsessed with the ideas and aesthetics that he taught. Antonio Sant’Elia was an Italian architect, that left no built legacy but was a key member of the Futurist movement in architecture. The manifesto Futurist Architecture was published in August 1914:

    "COMBAT AND DESPISE:

    All the pseudo-architecture of the avant-garde, Austrian, Hungarian, German and American;

    All classical architecture, solemn, hieratic, scenographic, decorative, monumental, pretty and pleasing;

    The embalming, reconstruction and reproduction of ancient monuments and palaces;

    Perpendicular and horizontal lines, cubical and pyramidical forms that are static, solemn, aggressive and absolutely excluded from our utterly new sensibility;

    The use of massive, voluminous, durable, antiquated and costly materials.

    AND PROCLAIM:

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    Yesh

    (via arciphilia)

     

  2. Most of the time I find myself wishing completed buildings to be as interesting as they are in construction

     
  3. Bechtler by botta

     
  4. A fine day in the QC

     
  5. Manhattan from DUMBO

     
  6. Selfesque portrait

     
  7. Molecular fenestration.

     
  8. Irish Hunger Memorial

     
  9. Barclay Vesey, Freedom Tower, and 7 WTC

     
  10. High line, Chelsea, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA, Earth