— At the Kronborg castle, Denmark
Perhaps one of the most famous architectural photos of all time. Certainly it is one of the most famous of modern architecture, and likely introduced many to this new mode of design and its new architectural ways, forms, and materials. It was built in 1957 as a Case Study House, which themselves are an interesting thing, some 36 home designs sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine as experiments in American residential architecture. This one, the Case Study House #22, overlooks Los Angeles by dramatically cantilevering the glassed-in and nearly transparent living room over the edge of the cliff, something this photo by Julius Shulman does wonders to highlight. To the eyes of the day it must have appeared completely otherworldly.
Here’s a nifty photo I took of a pretty cool space… can you guess where this is?
Heyo everyone! Out for a bit, be back in a couple of weeks… make it a great one!
Photo by Manfred Mueller
Now this is a great photo of Falling Water:
Aaaaaa, I just love it. The snow-covered trees forming a neutral backdrop makes the diagonal slash of the river, punctuated by the house itself, all that much more prominent and dramatic. And the leftover red foliage in the lower right corner helps balance it out and make everything pop.
A sweet photo of some sweet architecture!
The moon of Prometheus, orbiting Saturn right along the edge of the F-band ring.
What an amazing photo. Jason Major has more on the photo and on Prometheus, including little videos showing how the small moon weaves in and out of the F-band, pulling bits of the band away in delicate wisps (which eventually are pulled back into the ring) — check it out here.