The shell of a bombed building is nestled casually between unremarkable brutalist architecture and a car park. The ruin was a broadcasting station and was thought to be spreading propaganda. That’s why it was bombed. But essentially all media is propaganda (Particularly social media). It’s there to communicate some message or value, and to *influence* your view, thoughts, feelings and perceptions. It can be benign or insidious. But it still seeks to affect you in some way. To profit or benefit from you in some way. And blowing it up doesn’t stop the spread of ideas or ideologies or manipulation or enlightenment.
#throwbackthursday#Repost @industryous Saturday Sojurn – Held in disesteem the redoubtable Public Safety Building in Winnipeg is slated for demolition. Built in 1965, the structure was designed by Libling Michener & Associates in the brutalist style. The Police headquarters moved into the Public Safety Building shortly after its construction in 1966. The brutalist style of the building was no match for the brutal Winnipeg weather. Moisture seeping in between the cladding combined with many freeze-thaw cycles separated the Tyndall limestone from the face of the structure. Posted @withrepost • #canadianarchitecture#canadiandesign#tbt#brutalist#concrete
If you let me count the ways I adore Surry Hills, you’d be waiting a while. What a great place. I drove past this building on my way home for almost two years, and it is still as good looking as the first time I clapped eyes on it. Which was when I met my current hairdresser.
Surry Hills Police HQ, by the NSW government architect and Richard Dinhamas, 1975-1987.
The #StKildaLibrary was designed by #EnricoTaglietti , and built 1971-73. Often called #Brutalist cos of the #offformconcrete , I’d say it’s really an interpretation of #FrankLloydWright , with all that horizontality and #batteredwalls , but it’s a great interpretation! Love the wacky angled gap/windows and the attention to detail. Tagleitti was an Italian architect who came out to do the Italian embassy in Canberra in 1965 (I didn’t know that) and decided to stay, mainly working there (his #DicksonLibrary is similar). So he sits with the other Australian FLW interpreters, but also the Italian tradition if not being, you know, out there. Facing south on a busy road it’s hard to photograph, and it made more of an impression originally when it had a large courtyard and the tall central skylight tower provided a vertical counterpoint. The courtyard was mostly infilled in 1994 by an extension by #AARMarchitecture , which had its own great bits. Last two photos are the back, which is done in brick, which I spose was cheaper, but still looks great.
#StKildaLibrary book return - originally a set of floating platforms, it’s now a ramp, with stainless steel handrails, which is a pity, think maybe I would have preferred it went to the extension, less intrusive, tho it’s fun to kind of interact with the building this way - love the cut into the wall base lip thing.
We are all products of our environment to some extent, so the products we create are influenced by what we hear, see and experience.
Skateboarding has been such a major part of my life, for so many years, that it plays a role in all that I do outside of it.
The sculptures and artwork that I create are not meant to be a direct representation of Skateboarding, but those who know my background will understand my relationship to the mediums and shapes I utilize in my work.
Here is a picture I shot of my “Transitional Monolith” from 2012 made out of Concrete, Wood and Steel.