- August 18, 2018 at 12:36 pm #461570
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Berlin this weekend 8.18.18 to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Talks are due to begin Saturday at 6:00 p.m. local time. Merkel’s spokesperson Steffen Seibert named the key topics they would concentrate on: Syria, Ukraine and Nord Stream2.August 29, 2018 at 11:45 pm #463041
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) located in New York City has on exhibition “Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980.” Exhibit runs through January 13, 2019.
45 minute presentation on the exhibit.August 30, 2018 at 8:22 pm #463267
@olga_kysil brutalist architecture can look, well, brutal sometimes. There are some amazing looking buildings in ex socialist countries.
speaking of concrete, my elementary school, built in ’75. the roofs were flat before and nothing was painted (green on the bottom floor).August 31, 2018 at 1:10 pm #468180
Have to agree, some brutalism can look very attractive, especially when its combined with nice large feature type glass windows. Contrete and modern glass can look extremely effective, especially when its surroundings – eg the gardens are well maintained. Just look up the Barbican Centre in London.
I actually think in some areas of Eastern Europe, they should install vertical gardens on the lesser maintained or lesser visually appealing concrete apartment complexes. I think it would totally transform the grey cities into something quite visually appealing.August 31, 2018 at 4:48 pm #468186
Visual appeal isn’t really the first thing Eastern Europeans have to worry about.September 4, 2018 at 6:51 pm #468335
Henry Cavill announced today to play Geralt in The Witcher, an epic, eight-episode fantasy series about monster hunters based on the best-selling book series!! (Netflix 2019.)
https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-45407674September 4, 2018 at 6:55 pm #468337
@dusan Your school looks great! You should see the ugly schools in USA. Many are old and falling down. Sad.September 4, 2018 at 8:22 pm #468339September 10, 2018 at 7:45 pm #468774
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