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5 days agoby arkigramDanish painter/artist Per #Kirkeby designed a number of #brick#sculptures around #Denmark . At first glance generic structures, but with no roof or function, so as you look closer, they transform to a kind of hyper-normal abstractions of Danish #brickarchitecture in common red bricks. Too standard to be beautiful but strangely fascinating in their strong and concrete but at the same time ghostly appearance. This one in #Nakskov , #Lolland .
6 days agoby arkigram#summer break in #Denmark means crossing #bridges , big or small. #bridge design has a lot of public interest, perhaps because they inevitably impact our flat landscape. The #Far ø #bridge is remarkable and beautiful and set in an incredibly beautiful and profoundly #Danish#landscape between islands, beech forests and gently hilly corn fields in 50 shades of yellow. Erik #Villefrance designed the bridge that opened in #1985 .
5 months agoby arkigramThe #barrelvault roof construction at #n ørrebrostation. Look closely! The #construction is made entirely out of short pieces of #timber , ingeniously connected in a #rhomboid pattern and spanning a surprisingly big distance. Google helped my failing memory finding the name Gut Garkau #gutgarkau , a remotely located farm in northern Germany, designed by Hugo Häring in #1924-1926 . #hugoh äring. I visited the place many years ago and was intrigued by a construction similar to this one, but with a pitched vault. After a little research I found out it's called a #Zollingerroof after its (needless to say) German inventor #Friedrichzollinger , and the background…