Centraal Beheer Office Building, Dutch Structuralism

Herman Hertzberger is a Dutch architect born in 1932 in Amsterdam. As a disciple of Aldo van Eyck, he was one of the main influences behind the Dutch structuralism movement. The project considered to be one of the most inspiring examples of the movement is the Centraal Beheer office building in Apeldoorn. It was designed as a sixty cubes workspace forming a single articulated unit.

Kirov Reservoir

The Kirov Reservoir is a reservoir located in the Talas region, in northern Kyrgyzstan. The main function of this construction is to control the irrigation of the land in the Talas Valley. The reservoir has a capacity of 550 million cubic meters, allowing to irrigate 55,000 ha of land between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

Heliografías, the Architecture of Madness

León Ferrari was an Argentine conceptual artist whose practice was often ironic, absurd, and above all anti-institutional. During his period of exile in Brazil he began his Heliografías series. These drawings are composed of urban plans, highways, building typologies, furniture, and many identical inhabitants, in order to form an aggregation without much coherence.

Another Rome: EUR District

EUR (standing for Esposizione Universale Roma) is a residential and business area of Rome. The initial project was developped for the 1942 World Fair. It was supposed to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of PNF’s March on Rome, but the exhibition never took place due to World War II. The architecture is the execution of italian fascist ideology. It is widely inspired by Roman Imperial Town Planning and the project is mixing it with italian rationalism.

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