Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Affinity and Beyond

I often find myself drawn to the people and places that play on ideas of fantasy in architecture. Yes, finished structures have their place, but there's something unexplainably satisfying about dipping into the imagination and wonder of guys like Portoghesi and Le Corbusier as they sketch to the heavens and erase all those petty boundaries of realism. And thankfully, there are places like Archive of Affinities that allow us all to drink the collective kool-aid and nerd-out to the Jenga-blocking of Lescaze and the drive-in dreams of van der Rohe. Simple, refined and little bit enlightening. If only all the tumblrs could be so classy.