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Brutalist pumping station…

Brutalist pumping station

Looking at some of the half dozen or so pumping stations in and around Launceston it seems these small utility buildings give the architect an opportunity to let his or her imagination run free. Maybe its to test new combinations of building materials or train labour.┬áVery few people are going to question the style or design of a building that sits tucked away in a corner between a riverbank levee and a main road. Its likely that very few people even care and even if they did object in some way there are many excuses that could used to make stifle debate. This building is the way it is for functional reasons. This building is the way it because of costs etc. But whatever the reason here we have an industrial building that is designed for a specific purpose in a┬ástyle that echo’s the period in which was created and visually gives those of us who are interested something to ponder upon.

 

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Escalators, Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station Singapore

My-favorite-MRT-station

Canon G9 f6.3, 1/60 ISO 250.

Totally white tiles and stainless steel illuminated with mercury vapor lights (or something similar) give this pristine modern interior an almost mono look so thats what it became!

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