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.
The Velsertunnel ventilation building is an iconic building of the period of reconstruction in Netherlands. It is primarly recognized for its ventilation shafts, made of square concrete tubes, forming an alveoli structure. It was built by Dirk Roosenburg, a renowned architect also known to be Rem Koolhaas’s grandfather.
Among the many Bauhaus workshops, one of them stands out for being at first glance unsuitable for the school’s teaching. The Bauhaus theater workshop is not a craft workshop and does not aim to create utilitarian objects. However, it is a perfect example of the synthesis of the arts.
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.
The Formal Generator of Structures is an exploration of spatial configurations of defined, rectilinear forms, in order to generate volumes and architectonic compositions.
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.
Tall industrial chimneys, water tanks and other industrial structures are part of the landscape. However, the majority have become obsolete structures. Greg Maka explores the built environment and the change in function of these structures. In this series, he testifies to the non-formal conversion of these vertical axes, converted into relay antennas.
Robert Morris is an American sculptor considered one of the founders of minimalism. He is also an early practitioner of land art The Flevoland Observatorium that he bult in Netherlands stages a megalithic representation of the passage of time.
Jean-Paul Ugarte is a French painter born in 1950. Born in Bordeaux, on the French coast, he was inspired at a very young age by the military architecture of the Atlantic Wall. He is a landscape painter, he represents air, nature, water and concrete. Jean-Paul Ugarte paints these metaphysical territories without humans, leaving room for interpretation.
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.