Posts Tagged ‘imperfect’

Frederic Chaubin has recorded bizarre constructions that do not fit in standard construction categories. These humongous artefacts of sovjet architecture were build between 1970-1990. He was swayed by their austere and absorbing appeal. Their futuristic design and intriguing names (like: Ministry of Expressways, or Igor Vasilevsky‘s sanatorium at Jalta beach) made him think of spaceships waiting to […]


malfatto

06Apr11

“Malfatto” is Italian for “poorly made”—a tongue-in-cheek designation of an approach to design that privileges controlled experimentation, the hand of the maker, and materials research that is not directly related to industrial thinking. Advocated perhaps most passionately by the Italian architect and industrial designer Gaetano Pesce – who introduced the concept forty years ago, when […]