Chur : Office visit _ Raphael Zuber

Posted in building, misc by tot on May 30, 2009

Visited a friend’s place in Chur. Nice wood carved interior..

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modernism dogma

Posted in building by tot on May 20, 2009

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Ohne Titel

Posted in building by tot on May 16, 2009

Raven Row Gallery, London, by 6a architects

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Excursion- Sud

Posted in building by tot on May 15, 2009

Paestum. Clean, high and narrow architrave and slightly ornamented frieze (Hella Temple on the other side is more ornamental) of Poseidon Temple. Not to mention square bases on the capital column have a strong gesture for supporting architrave. Strong entasis and omission of column foundation (both, as the characteristic of Doric) give some dynamism. Brutal! Bellissimo!


Marechiaro, outskirt of Naple, where there are villas and seafood restaurants, has a greatest view towards the city. Had frutti di mare, of course.


Peter Zumthor Lecture @ ETH

Posted in building, zurich by tot on May 13, 2009

made without measuring

Posted in building by tot on May 10, 2009

Couvent de La Tourette is under renovation. Her coming life is more public than ever: gallery, event space, etc.. Impression on  buildings has much to do with its condition but we don’t have much criteria how we keep them about modern architecture. ‘On weathering’ is a book focusing on it with affection.

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Type face 02

Posted in misc by tot on May 9, 2009

Under stark sunshine, a skinny black woman in a mint green dress stands out from the crowd of tourists in Rome. And this van is just like that. Black narrow text fits perfect on the body.


Type face 01

Posted in misc by tot on May 9, 2009

Beautiful classic vehicle I saw in Grissons.  See the natural wooden interior with blass handles, and the dark green body with gold text, shaded with light pink (!). Its right part is ‘Raucher (smoker)’ and the left is ‘Nicht Raucher (non smoker)’. Good old time..