Sam Laughlin, Four Photographs from the Series “Frameworks”, (Published in limited edition book form by The Velvet Cell in 2014)

Across Europe, people find buildings that lie unfinished, some are skeletal in form and purpose. These concrete forms represent a stage of the architectural process that, in their case, may never be completed. Here we see architecture paused; construction has ceased and we are left with the bones of buildings in stasis.

In this state, the architectural lineage is revealed by their resemblance to the remains of classical structures. Incomplete for political and economic reasons, they have become the ruins of modernity.

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Alvaro Siza, Leça Swimming Pool

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"Form, it turns out, is not simply the physical facilitation of function. Rather, it translates an object’s functions into the language of perceptual expression."

- Rudolf Arnheim, The Dynamics of Architectural Form, 1977 (via danielkbrown)