Author Scott M B Gustafson

The Straight Line Is A Godless Line

Hot springs in Bad Blumau Austria. Photo from Wikipedia.

Hot springs in Bad Blumau Austria. Photo from Wikipedia.


Recently I was turned on to the 99% Invisible podcast. I don’t recall learning about Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser in architecture school. I was taught mostly by people who love straight lines, especially when drawn with pencils. This episode on his work and ideas was very interesting.

Listen to: 134 – The Straight Line Is A Godless Line

Further reading – Hundertwasser’s Holy Shit Manifesto

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The Images of Architects

From the Publisher
Valerio Olgiati asked architects to send him important images that show the basis of their work. Images that are in their head when they think. Images that show the origin of their architecture.

The list comprises the 44 most unique architects living today: David Adjaye, Francisco Aires Mateus, Manuel Aires Mateus, Alejandro Aravena, Ben van Berkel, Mario Botta, Alberto Campo Baeza, Adam Caruso, Peter St John, David Chipperfield, Preston Scott Cohen, Hermann Czech, Roger Diener, Peter Eisenman, Sou Fujimoto, Antón Garcia-Abril, Go Hasegawa, Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Steven Holl, Anne Holtrop, Junya Ishigami, Arata Isozaki, Toyo Ito, Bijoy Jain (Studio Mumbai), Momoyo Kaijima, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Atelier Bow-Wow), Christian Kerez, Hans Kollhoff, Winy Maas (MVRDV), Peter Märkli, Jürgen Mayer H., Richard Meier, Glenn Murcutt, Ryue Nishizawa, Valerio Olgiati, John Pawson, Cecilia Puga, Smiljan Radic, Richard Rogers, Kazuyo Sejima, Jonathan Sergison, Stephen Bates, Miroslav Šik, Alvaro Siza Vieira, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Peter Wilson (Bolles + Wilson), Peter Zumthor.

This post’s shortlink is: http://m-o.co/7628

Why Is The World So Beautiful?

Paths to adventure

Hidden orders

Definitions of beauty, both personal and as defined by the dictionary, vary widely. Krista Tippett’s conversation with physicist Frank Wilczek explores his understanding of the ordered nature of the universe in surprising ways that touch our daily terrestrial experiences.

This post’s shortlink is: http://m-o.co/7622