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"Whether it be the sweeping eagle in his flight, or the open apple-blossom, the toiling work-horse, the blithe swan, the branching oak, the winding stream at its base, the drifting clouds, over all the coursing sun, form ever follows function, and this is the law. Where function does not change, form does not change. The granite rocks, the ever-brooding hills, remain for ages; the lightning lives, comes into shape, and dies, in a twinkling.



It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic, of all things physical and metaphysical, of all things human and all things superhuman, of all true manifestations of the head, of the heart, of the soul, that the life is recognizable in its expression, that form ever follows function. This is the law.”



- Louis Sullivan, 19th century American architect 


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    "Whether it be the sweeping eagle in his flight, or the open apple-blossom, the toiling work-horse, the blithe swan, the branching oak, the winding stream at its base, the drifting clouds, over all the coursing sun, form ever follows function, and this is the law. Where function does not change, form does not change. The granite rocks, the ever-brooding hills, remain for ages; the lightning lives, comes into shape, and dies, in a twinkling.

    It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic, of all things physical and metaphysical, of all things human and all things superhuman, of all true manifestations of the head, of the heart, of the soul, that the life is recognizable in its expression, that form ever follows function. This is the law.

    - Louis Sullivan, 19th century American architect 

    More about Sullivan, who was born 158 years ago today.

  2. louis sullivan

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  1. Staircase, Prague.
Dennis Fischer via My Modern Met  View in High-Res

    Staircase, Prague.

    Dennis Fischer via My Modern Met 

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    orange

    architecture

    photography

  1. Flatiron in Summer, 1948 View in High-Res

    Flatiron in Summer, 1948

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    daniel burnham

    architecture

    new york city

  1. Posted on 11 August, 2014

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    Aqueduct of Segovia, Spain 
via Nur Nielfa View in High-Res

    Aqueduct of Segovia, Spain 

    via Nur Nielfa

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  1. Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi Photograph by Nawfal Jirjees, My Shot via NatGeo View in High-Res

    Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi Photograph by Nawfal Jirjees, My Shot via NatGeo

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  1. © Coco Liu. Illinois, United States. 3rd Place / Architecture. via Colossal View in High-Res

    © Coco Liu. Illinois, United States. 3rd Place / Architecture. via Colossal

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Peter Steinhauer‘s dazzling photos of monolithic buildings under construction in Hong Kong. In his two Cocoons series, Steinhauer, who lived in Asia for near 20 years, beautifully captured the style of construction that is unique to Hong Kong in which the building is wrapped in silk fabric to prevent debris from falling onto the street and pedestrians below…
No one else anywhere in Asia uses this method of wrapping the buildings in this fashion, and it is understandable how Steinhauer, upon seeing this for the first time, thought it must be an installation by Christo.
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    Peter Steinhauer‘s dazzling photos of monolithic buildings under construction in Hong Kong. In his two Cocoons series, Steinhauer, who lived in Asia for near 20 years, beautifully captured the style of construction that is unique to Hong Kong in which the building is wrapped in silk fabric to prevent debris from falling onto the street and pedestrians below…

    No one else anywhere in Asia uses this method of wrapping the buildings in this fashion, and it is understandable how Steinhauer, upon seeing this for the first time, thought it must be an installation by Christo.

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  1. View in High-Res

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  1. Because, why not?  View in High-Res

    Because, why not? 

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  1. If styles of famous artists became architecture
via Lost at E Minor View in High-Res

    If styles of famous artists became architecture

    via Lost at E Minor

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  1. Louis Kahn by Andreas Levers

    Louis Kahn by Andreas Levers

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  1. Spire of Notre Dame by Charles Marville, 1860
via the Metropolitan Museum of Art View in High-Res

    Spire of Notre Dame by Charles Marville, 1860

    via the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  1. Architect and freelance illustrator Maja Wrońska  continues to amaze with her beautifully executed watercolor paintings of iconic cityscapes from around the world.

    via Colossal

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    maja wronska

  1. Posted on 26 February, 2014

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    luzfosca:

Martine Franck
Bibliothèque pour enfants, Clamart, France, 1965
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    luzfosca:

    Martine Franck

    Bibliothèque pour enfants, Clamart, France, 1965

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  1. by Michael Salisbury
via gapersblock View in High-Res

    by Michael Salisbury

    via gapersblock

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