Saturday, November 15, 2008

President elect wannabe architect and russian style bus shelters

Architecturally relevant facts about President Elect Barack Obama from 50 facts you might not know:
He would have liked to have been an architect if he were not a politician
His house in Chicago has four fire places
He plans to install a basketball court in the White House grounds
His favourite artist is Pablo Picasso

Someone left a comment on this blog post about Obama designing soviet style fortressess which lead me to search for what "soviet style" actually looked like. Ironically, I came across soviet style bus stops in Armenia, courtesy of photographer Ursula Schulz-Dornburg. Other notable comments include:
1) "Barack-the-architect would be much more likely to design some kind of self-building-kit, whereby ordinary people could assemble their own houses working together with other like-minded folks."
2) "Barack Obama community architecture"

Its amazing what a little snooping around can produce....


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