arne jacobsen, aarhus town hall 1937-1942

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    aarhus town hall, aarhus, denmark, 1937-1942.
    architects: arne jacobsen, 1902-1971, with erik møller, 1909-2002.

    the imprint of the council chamber on the town hall floor is edged by a beech bench, possibly designed by the young hans j. wegner who worked for jacobsen in the late 1930's before his personal breakthrough.

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    1. seier+seier 68 months ago | reply

      thanks, all.

      ekainj, I like the word pattern better than ornament, since ornament can be something entirely applied, and we are looking at two floors (ceramic closest to the entrance and wood further inside) and some seating - not a decoration...

      we have all witnessed the recent flourish of ornament in architecture. I can't help thinking that the architects in charge of it have reintroduced elements into building that will age quickly and not well, that is: elements of fashion... (but I have probably been reading too much adolf loos)

    2. ekainj 68 months ago | reply

      you're right, I used an incorrect word

    3. seier+seier 68 months ago | reply

      well, it is an important question you raise since there is so much life to the way these materials are applied compared with what we achieve today.

    4. schromann 68 months ago | reply

      Damn, what an excellent shot. Nicely seen.

    5. c3knight 67 months ago | reply

      This is so simple, as well as beautifully complex. What a wonderful eye you have.

    6. raffaelemariotti 63 months ago | reply

      I want to lick that wooden pavement

    7. ww_whist 51 months ago | reply

      This is a great shot seier. There are patterns and there are incongruities. I like that the amplitude of the twill of the wooden flooring rises and falls.
      So many things to see.

    8. seier+seier 51 months ago | reply

      that bog oak floor is unique in jacobsen's works. what he managed to do with what was essentially a war time material is unbelievable.

      (it is a war time material no-one can afford today, of course)

      good word, twill, with the woven quality of the flooring.

    9. rohinichaudhury 3 months ago | reply

      You have excellent photographic skills. You are very talented, Sir. I am a fan :)

    10. seier+seier 3 months ago | reply

      thank you, both. you are too kind.

    11. canudral 3 months ago | reply

      Hi, my name is Dora and this is my first time using a computer.

    12. schromann 3 months ago | reply

      made my day.

    13. mean.jawili 2 months ago | reply

      good day, sir! I am fascinated with the design ( of the wood) so, i made it as my wall as background. You had a great mind as a photography. God bless you, Sir!

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