Sunday, January 17, 2010

Accidental Architecture

Reading through The Curious Fellow, I stumbled across this post on the old P&O building in London building, being dismantled from the bottom up due to the nature of it's construction. Mid demolition, as this shot shows, the building reminds me of Milan's Torre_Velasca - a brute if ever there was one, but a building I quite like (now we can call it 'of it's time'). More recently, the concept of smaller footprint at ground, larger footprint in the sky has been executed rather nicely by the Chileans in the Cruz del Sur building by Izquierdo Lehmann.