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Weather, or Not

Let’s have some more architecture, shall we?

Take a look at these rusty cylinders. This is the Interactive Museum of the History of Lugo, a place for images and films about the historic Roman province in modern-day Spain. Designed by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, the museum is largely underground, but cylindrical towers of weathered steel rise up from the ground. A spiralling staircase leads visitors down into a sunken courtyard through which they can enter the museum.

I realize this design – rusty as it is – may not appeal to everyone, but I think there is something of beauty here. Besides, the weathered metal makes me think of times past and ancient civilizations – and it is a museum of history, isn’t it?

Via Dezeen.

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3 thoughts on “Weather, or Not

  1. light, texture, transparency. nice stuff. the expanse under the stairway is really nice, the cavernous feel is mitigated by the brightness of interior treatment. light emanating from the earth is a very anthropogenic yet harmonious effect, love the use here.

  2. Steve Ramirez on said:

    Spectacular!
    I love this. I selfishly want it as my home. I love use of lighter and darker spaces; the use of light and circles…and the spiraling down or up as the case may be.
    Wonderful.

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