Friday, January 30, 2009


Alright, that was a bit facetious. But here are two more before I get back to something more useful.

First, imagine the dreamy technocratic optimism of Kraftwerk's Computer Love,

as you drive through the Miesian grids and MS-DOS Modernism of Milton Keynes (image via).

Or, the ornate baroque grandiloquence of The Associates' Party Fears Two (complete with endearing home taping disaster)...

...and Richard Rogers' Lloyd's building. Forget about reconciling the trauma of social anxiety with a temple of mammon and concentrate on the extraordinary formal audacity and operatic new romanticism.

Finally I was trying to think of a pairing for this, but I can't think of a recent building that's good enough....

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