photos by mohammad reza domiri ganji in iran of: (1) the dome of the seyyed mosque in isfahan; (2,8) the nasīr al mulk mosque, or pink mosque, in shiraz; (3,4) the vakil mosque in shiraz; (5) the ceiling of the fifth floor of ali qapu in isfahan; (6,10) the vakil bathhouse in shiraz; (7) the imam mosque in isfahan; (9) the jame mosque of yazd
— Excerpt from “Conversations with my Mother” (via leviathanrose)
In the artist John Derian's East Village home, located steps away from his two home décor stores, John Derian Company and John Derian Dry Goods, he sought to stay true to the building's prewar heritage, leaving the walls imperfect and letting the cracks show here and there. Like his stores, the apartment includes an eclectic mix of vintage pieces, such as the antique iron bed in his bedroom
“I also thought it was important to demonstrate the value of full scale iteration in architectural education. There are too many architecture students who don’t understand basic physical limitations of materials or how they can be joined. This project was a way to show how building a small structure with simple detailing can be more valuable than drawing a complex project that is theoretical and poorly understood. I think we need more making in architecture!”
Gordon Matta-Clark, Splitting, (1974)
Gordon Matta-Clark’s 1974 piece, Splitting, depicts each phase of his first large-scale and most celebrated Anarchitectural project. In it, the artist physically and metaphorically tears through spatial and structural barriers to reveal the obstacles between human and natural environments, as well as social and cultural obstacles (Matta-Clark was acutely aware of, and saw his work as commentary on both the decay of the American city and the growing sense that the American dream was evaporating). This project was demolished weeks after completion — which only added to his cult status after an early death in 1978.
The world is so beautiful it makes my knees weak