Thursday, July 20, 2006

Classic Modernism


Architectural modernism arrived in Greece just after the neoclassical era. It was about 1925-30 when buildings like this begun to rise their height in athenian sky. In the same time, neoclassicism was something like a national duty. The columns could not be abandoned at once. So (in this example) they included them plain and simple as an element of the last floor. Just as a touch, a reminder of the past.

2 comments:

Kris said...

i definitely prefer the curve building than the usual type ..nice!

luggi said...

It doesn't look too bad. Some of the use of columns in recently build condos here is truly hideous.