Sunday, November 20, 2011

Empire State building - view from the top

The first picture shows my first morning in America. becouse of difference of timezones I wake up at 5 o'clock and just wait the moment when the morning light is enough for my first picture.
My first visit I could not help to visit this building. This is the icon, for sure. But the view from it's top is also iconic. Cloudy weather just helps to realise the vertical scale of Manhattan. Yes, it is my personal reflection, I know. A lot of pictures have been made from this position. And different directions of view round about give you almost the same view - chaos of buildings without any order. Propellers by aircondition on the roofs. The mix of building technologies. Easy to imagine the storm of pollutions from this city. Different principles of buildings, different egos. This American dream has been born and built before the crisis. What is the next step of American building industry.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The piece of architecture

German based architectural bureau Bruckner & Brucner started their practice with small nice pavilion installed far from any habitation in the east part of Bavaria near Tirshenreuth. Actually, nowadays this company still keeps this style very clear.  But this one of the first experience, many years ago, still looks innovative and full of inventions. I can not find the info, but as I have been explained by friends, they built this shelter as diploma project for their own money and at the land where they had have private agreement with the owner.