Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A f*gly great building

Visiting the KTH in Stockholm was great. The Architecture Design building was the most self-mocking, ugly, strong and aesthetically estranged piece of architecture; so filled with self deprecating doubt that is was in fact intelligent and smart. This building in a way reflects to me the Swedish mentality in the good and bad sense.

In the tradition of Asplund, Leverentz and Celsing the architectural message is never clear, mixed with sophisticated references yet pure and simple. The rawness was captivating and the simplicity refreshing.

I hope we see more of them and I wish the students would blogg more frequent. But we are tired, freezing and wet most of the time. So this is just a filler piece untill we get our bearings again-Salzfrei

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