Monday, August 3, 2009

Clean and Serene. Again.

The cleansing vibes of beautiful straight lined designs are badly needed today. The cool feeling of hard material versus the warming softness of woven textile would be a peach right about now. Sweet suns rays bouncing off lapping ripples, and projecting Mother Nature light shows on whitewashed walls. Lush green grass, so soft that you feel like you could fall in and let it swallow you whole.

Declared "the most beautiful building of the century" by many a critic, the Barcelona Pavillion was designed and built to be the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Spain. Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (the KING behind the Barcelona Chair!) it was the loved for its simple, clean form and the use of extravagant materials, such as marble and travertine. Bizarrely, because this beautiful building was only planned as a temporary exhibition space, it was torn down after a year of existence. The building that stands today is an exact reconstructed by a group of adoring Spanish architects to exist permanently.

A truly beautiful way to start the week. Enjoy.

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