15.12.11

| Architecture | Calatrava's Lisbon pt 1


Calatrava's structures blew me away. The architect is a master of his style. The lines of the Gare do Oriente were sublime. There is a purity about it that stands it's ground amidst all the concrete.






Above photographs were taken with my Polaroid Spectra camera using Impossible Project's Silver Shade film. I am so happy with how they turned out.






Hiro's photos above show lithe looking pillars and how they mimic palm trees. It is almost as though the station were an oasis against the bright Lisbon sky.

I have gained a new respect for Calatrava. It is not often that one encounters the work of an individual skilled in architecture AND structural engineering. Boy oh boy...how wonderful an experience it was.

6 comments:

  1. Your polaroid shots make the structure look like a dream from a bygone era... and then Hiro's shots make the same structure look so futuristic! Very cool :)

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  2. Fantastic architecture here!  It is almost reminiscent of the Victorian glass houses, when they began celebrating the use of exposed steel in structures.  They look both delicate and sturdy at the same time.

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  3. I appreciate the intricacy of the design, it catches the eyes.  I can't stop looking at the structure.

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  4. Beautiful structures. I really like the intense detailing! And this is such a lovely post with both your photos and Hiro's. ^^

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  5. The Dainty Doll's House17 December 2011 at 12:54

    Marvelous, love architecture :) x

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