Municipal Bath, Berlin
Closed for dilapidation, this municipal bath in the Eastern part of Berlin is an unremarkable building from the early 20th century. But under the roof of the central staircase, which links the seperate pool sections for men and women, there is this forgotten gem, a Roman sauna. This sauna is in the so-called expressionistic architectural style, which was rarely ever used except for the facade design of settlement buildings and commercial facilities.
Chaise-longue de varilla de hierro con tejido de mimbre por Clara Porset. Exhibido en “El Arte en la Vida Diaria” en la Cuidad Univeritaria. 1952
Foto. Lola Álvarez Bravo
Iron and woven wicker lounge chair by Clara Porset. Shown as part the “Art in Everyday Life” exhibition, Mexico City. 1952
Drawings and Visions by Italian Futurist Architects | Socks Studio
In 1914 Antonio Sant’Elia signed the “Manifesto per un’architettura futurista“, a text coming a few years later the more known “Manifesto del Futurismo” (1909) and “Manifesto dei pittori futuristi” (1910). Whereas the basic concepts of Futurist Architecture follow the general lines given by previous Futurist Manifestos (refuse of the past, magnification of dynamism, opposition to academism), there are several points which refer to the specificity of architectural language and express interesting views.
One is about the idea of an architecture which is not meant to last: “Houses will endure less than us. Every generation must build its own city”: even if this sentence seems to collide with Sant’Elia’s drawing for indeed massive and complex buildings, it’s an original concept in the panorama of Western architecture. Via design-decoration-craft.