It’s very handy when your in-laws live in such an aesthetic treat like Hamburg: You can explore its architecture, history, and heritage in detail. Here is a great example of how a clever approach can support a city’s story and create a memorable scenery: The design of the light poles in Hamburg’s new urban development in an old part of the harbour is mimicking the shipyard cranes in the distance. As a result, the poles and cranes merge in one coherent and impressive canvas. Kudos for the outstanding approach and great attention to detail.
This is a small tribute to a fellow freelancer who achieved amazing results in a harsh Soviet dystopia where any kind of individualism was denounced and persecuted.
Yakov Chernikhov was an almost forgotten member of the Russian avant-garde. His Architectural Fantasies are impressive creations which blur the boundaries between art, architecture, and design. His own art studio, Research Pilot Laboratory for Architectural Forms and Graphical Studies, founded in the late 1920s, managed not only to survive the post-revolutionary days, but also to produce some of the most original multidisciplinary artwork in 20th century.
More about Yakov Chernikhov: icif.ru