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Some links again, as usual mainly via baunetz and uncube:

The aerial photos by Gerco de Ruijter and the art-architecture by Alex Chinneck.

A new cultural centre in an old building in Madrid by Rafael De La-Hoz Arquitectos.

The new-old Landesachiv in Duisburg by Ortner + Ortner.

Trainstop Barneveld Noord in the Netherlands by NL Architects.

A small house in Chile by emA Arquitectos.

Another small house in Chile, by MAPA.

And finally this weird and rather wonderful looking viewpoint in Rotterdam by NEXT Architects.

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1. Baby Drops 16-10. ravelry link

2. Lilla koftan by Petra Orrbeck. ravelry link

Jag har slarvat med mitt arkitekturtextintag så nu försöker jag läsa ikapp, i arkivet på uncube magazine till exempel. Där finns bland en massa annat bra en intervju med fotografen Ingrid von Kruse (i nummer 9, Constructing Images). Hon har “spent her life photographing the intellectual and political elites of Europe” och i boken Eminent Architects har hon fotograferat 32 kändisarkitekter. Det är säkert en intressant bok: eleganta porträtt (svartvita), lagom oläsliga handskrivna citat (svartvita) av de porträtterade. Intervjun är i alla fall väldigt rolig. För att von Kruse är 75 år: den som finge bli 75 med lust och ork och möjlighet att sätta igång sådana projekt! (Eller 35, för den delen.) För hennes svar på hur hon valde vilka som skulle vara med: “I’m not at all at home in the architectural scene. So I thought I should choose the Pritzker Prize winners – that’s manageable. And then there were other well-known architects, like David Chipperfield, Mario Botta, and Santiago Calatrava.” Och – framför allt – för att om man någonsin behöver ta ner en arkitekt på jorden är det henne man ska vända sig till. Hör bara: “Architects are not philosophers; they are doers. They have ideas in their head that they turn into reality using modern technologies. And what I find particularly enthralling is that the result is sometimes very questionable.” “The architects were then able to view my website to get an impression of my work, and to see everyone who I’ve already photographed. Viewed in the broader context, the architects are surely not at the topmost level of people I’ve used as subjects. Maybe that’s why they all agreed.” “But architects really think they’re the busiest people in the world. I can’t vouch for that. Because when I think of great politicians, for instance – they are faced with entirely different challenges, also with a different responsibility. It really is a peculiar image that the architects have of themselves.”

Och till sist svaret på frågan om hon efter att ha träffat alla de här arkitekturpersonligheterna har kunnat upptäcka några gemensamma drag: “Maybe their fashion. All of them wore modern watches, most of which are also visible in the photos. Many love wearing a black sweater.”

Ridå.

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