Friday, December 07, 2007

Reflected Ruin

Last week I passed by this cute modernist housing block (by Nikos Valsamakis), and its funny to see how it lies in ruins while mediocre neoclassical crap are being treated as the holy grail.
Anyway, the patternt treatment has always fascinated me, in a Miami way, though its really not close to the sea.
But the blind facade is even cuter because it catches the reflection of the stupid mirror building right next to it.
later on at the nearby mall, all I could see was shadow reflection patterns
and then more random patterns

7 comments:

sandman_gr said...

Is the Valsamakis building abandoned or are people still living inside it?

halfway ulysses said...

Miami so amazing architecture!!!

Andreas Angelidakis said...

Sandman, people are living there
Halfway, sorry, its actually Athens...

Andreas Angelidakis said...

halfway I didnt recognize u .. whats up honey?

kostika said...

it' s really amazing this reflection effect on the side of the valsamakis building; a new temporary facade. we featured it in A3 back then...

pablo internacional said...

one of my favourite buildings in Athens! thanks for photographing it. maybe we should have a Valsamakis special in pablo mag!

Andreas Angelidakis said...

yes maybe... This building is nice. Even though I'm not the biggest Valsamakis fan, there's a few good buildings in Athens