& SOME MORE PHOTOGRAPHS OF ARCHITECTURE

Köln contrast

Unfortunately I don't have the name of the sculptor of this relief (its one of many) in the facade of the WDR Funkhaus in Cologne. The architect of the building was Peter Friedrich Schneider, and there is a bit of trivia here... Peter Neufert, yes the same person who wrote the "Neufert" used to work in Schneider's office. 

Use the commonplace to escape the commonplace
— Yosa Buson (1716-1783)
from ‘The essential Haiku’ edited by Robert Hass

Kraftwerk II Moabit. Friedrich-Krause-Ufer.

Kraftwerk II
Moabit. Friedrich-Krause-Ufer.

Red Maples Forum im Band des Bundes one of the most spectacular gardens in Berlin. The Acer Rubrum trees are regimentally placed creating strips of intimate spaces framing the grander space of the water feature that connects the Bundeskanzleramt with the Paul-Löbe-Haus. During the month of October the colour of these trees change from green to yellows and finally a brilliant red. Lützow 7 Cornelia Müller Jan Wehberg Garten- und Landschaftsarchitekten

Red Maples
Forum im Band des Bundes one of the most spectacular gardens in Berlin.
The Acer Rubrum trees are regimentally placed creating strips of intimate spaces framing the grander space of the water feature that connects the Bundeskanzleramt with the Paul-Löbe-Haus.
During the month of October the colour of these trees change from green to yellows and finally a brilliant red.
Lützow 7 Cornelia Müller Jan Wehberg Garten- und Landschaftsarchitekten

Museu Blau de les Ciències Naturals Aka. Forum Building. Barcelona, Herzog & DeMeuron.

Museu Blau de les Ciències Naturals
Aka. Forum Building. Barcelona, Herzog & DeMeuron.

Reichstag Dome, Berlin. At night the glass cupola becomes a beacon. Some of the light emanating from it, is partially filtered by the the slowly gyrating sun-shield creating this weaving pattern of light and shadow under the spiralling ramps.

Reichstag Dome, Berlin.
At night the glass cupola becomes a beacon. Some of the light emanating from it, is partially filtered by the the slowly gyrating sun-shield creating this weaving pattern of light and shadow under the spiralling ramps.

In This Terrible Moment In This Terrible Moment We Are All Victims of an Environment That Refuses to Acknowledge the Soul. DamienHirst, 2002. Museum Brandhorst

In This Terrible Moment
In This Terrible Moment We Are All Victims of an Environment That Refuses to Acknowledge the Soul.
DamienHirst, 2002.
Museum Brandhorst

Jewel Box The golden extension of the Lenbachhaus Museum in Munich by Foster and Partners. Aluminium-copper-alloy tubes clad the building’s facade.

Jewel Box
The golden extension of the Lenbachhaus Museum in Munich by Foster and Partners. Aluminium-copper-alloy tubes clad the building’s facade.

Bilbao Bill’s Ballhaus in Bilbao, Bilbao, Bilbao, war das schönste auf dem ganzen Kontinent…

Bilbao
Bill’s Ballhaus in Bilbao, Bilbao, Bilbao, war das schönste auf dem ganzen Kontinent…

Interlocking Frank Gehry’s Serpentine Pavilion, under construction.

Interlocking
Frank Gehry’s Serpentine Pavilion, under construction.