Category: usa

enrique262: makowolf96 submitted: Have some…


makowolf96 submitted:

Have some Brutalism.

Condon Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, 1973. 

Initially constructed for the law department, it has since served as a surge building, housing elements from various departments, including the UW College of Built Environments. Built and opened during a time when Brutalism was increasingly growing out of favor, it received much vocal hate and disgust since even before its doors opened from pretty much every department that has inhabited it and university officials, with the exception of the College of Built Environments. One remark even declared it as “Stalinist Architecture”.

See? This is my problem with brutalism hate, as it’s not about the structures themselves, but what they seemly represent, ignoring its merits as the marriage between engineering and modernist architecture. 

Idk if it's the right age or style but it…

Idk if it's the right age or style but it has the same vibe, can you look at Condon Hall. University of Washington, Seattle Washington. I really love this blog and it's help me appreciate architecture in a totally different way than I used to.

Thank you for the kind words. I can’t wish to achieve to much more than that. Condon Hall fits for sure. It’s such a good fit, that my guess would be that it’s already somewhere in a dark corner of this blog, but a new post can’t hurt:


franklloydwrightfan: Collegiate chapel.


Collegiate chapel.

moma: Thank you to President Barack Obama​ fo…


Thank you to President Barack Obama​ for designating Nevada’s Basin and Range as a National Monument and protecting Michael Heizer’s City, one of the most significant works of American art of the last 50 years. And thanks to those of you who signed the petition to save City that we posted back in March. 

[All images of Michael Heizer’s City. © Triple Aught Foundation. Photos 2 and 3: Tom Vinetz]




these-summer-nights-in-december: Richard Misra…


Richard Misrach

nickkahler: Richard Misrach, Hazardous Waste C…


Richard Misrach, Hazardous Waste Containment Site, Dow Chemical Corporation, Mississippi River, Plaquemine, LA, 1998-2012

theabandonedsouth: Waverly Hills Sanitorium (…


Waverly Hills Sanitorium (Louisville, Kentucky)

ADDRESS: 4400 Paralee Lane, Louisville, KY 40272

COORDINATES: 38.130222, -85.841594

This is probably one of the most famous abandoned places in the South. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, Waverly Hills Sanitorium served as a hospital for tuberculosis patients in the 1920s. It is a two-story hospital where thousands have been said to have died from disease. The hospital closed in 1961, due to the antibiotic drug streptomycin that lowered the need for such a hospital.

One of the most disturbing aspects of this building is that it features a “body chute” that’s over one hundred meters long. Tuberculosis killed so many people that they could not be buried immediately, and because of this a chute was constructed to store bodies of patients in so that the living did not have to dwell with the dead. 

whattheendoftheworldlookedlike: Akron, Ohio, 2…


Akron, Ohio, 2013.



Telephone Building Addition (1967) in Cedar Rapids, IA, USA, by Crites and McConnell. Photo by Julius Shulman.