Building Blocks


In a tiny town in South India called Tiruvannamalai, there is a style of architecture that dates back to the 1930s, but looks like the vision of an Italian memphis designer Ettore Sottsass. (Read our post on Memphis here.) Some suggest that Sottsass himself may have come across the houses during one of his many trips to India. How literal the inspiration is or whether there is some relationship between this little town and post-modern Italian design movement, no one can be sure. Taken by French photographer Vincent Leroux, the rainbow geometric shapes all piled up like building blocks are incredibly striking. 

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Author: K