Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe etc.: architecture has changed, is usually producing cigar boxes with flat roofs and a lot of glass and steel. In history architecture had other goals: not to be the highest needle in the city skyline but in the contrary: to be hidden for some enemies. No airplane had the chance to hit. If cannonballs did, the inhabitants of the Predjama castle for example had a refuge nearby: a large cave, the “Erazem’s Tunnel”. Architecture during many centuries was a creative use of landscape. The expression of a landscape very often was similar to the expression of the buildings. Maybe modern architects should learn again from their ancestors.
photo by Ben Visbeek, Amsterdam – read his comments by clicking on the photo. Ben Visbeek has mentioned, that the Predjama Castle, located just 11 kilometres from Postojna, Slovenia, was featured in the 1986 movie “Armour of God” starring Jackie Chan.
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