domenica 7 novembre 2010

Two projects in comparison

Curved Architecture
Casa Milà, Antonio Gaudì, 1905-1912, Barcellona.
The architect uses the curved line as a basic element. It is clearly zoomorphic
and recalls the wave of the sea in its structure, interior and facade.
The whole building is so devoid of straight lines, even plants of the garden
and apartaments follow a curvilinear design.

Straight Architecture
Villa in mattoni, Mies Van der Rohe, 1924, Postdam.
The composition runs only on straight lines arranged in an asymmetrical way.
There are no curved path and it is clear the influence of Neoplasticism movement
on the architect, especially the paintings of Piet Mondrian.

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