A Soviet Era Building With Treehouse Envy

We-Make-Money-Not-Art blog entry documents Spectacular City, the exhibition at the Netherlands Institute of Architecture.

“The image for today is the Ministry of Transportation. Shot in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, the photography brings out the conflict between a symbol of progress and its current state of decay.”

This concrete monolith seems to be an attempt to marry the freedom of a treehouse with the absolute solidity of a concrete structure. It’s interesting, in an abstract sort of way, but I sure wouldn’t want to spend my life in there.

The term anti-organic structure comes to mind.

Image by Antwerp-based photographer Geert Joiris.