Documenting Destruction: Paul Rudoph Houses

This TreeHugger thinks that we should ban demolition; that every building has embodied energy and value, and there should be a damn good reason before one is allowed to take it down. We have posted about the demolition of the ouvre of architect Paul Rudolph before; Photographer Chris Mottalini has documented the destruction of one and the deconstruction of another.

Daily Dose notes: "While Mottalini's photos in the "after you left, they tore it apart" series strike a similar appeal as other images of ruins and the like, they serve a dual purpose of bringing attention to not only the state of these buildings shortly before their fate is sealed, but also raising the question of why such unique buildings are threatened to begin with." ::Chris Mottalini via ::Daily Dose of Architecture

Tags: Demolition | Photography