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Not long ago I put up a post called Fashion Street , in which I applauded the attempt to create an building which featured elements from both typical Islamic and British vernaculars. Above is a partial elevation of my current proposal for the Shahjalal Mosque in Shandy Park. It attempts to create a hybrid of the two vernaculars taking from Public House, Industrial, Traditional Islamic and British Domestic styles. You can see the change in hierarchy in fenestration much like a London Terrace, the Brick Pattern inspired by Alvar Aalto’s Baker House and the Etched Glass , which covets the play on public/privacy with ornate patterns of a Pub’s window.
An installation commenting on the high rise city and it’s implications on our perspective.
General Manifold, 2012 by Spatial Ops _ "General Manifold is an immersive architectural environment installed in the abandoned Federal Screw Works factory complex in Chelsea, Michigan.
Project 2 Precedents Here are some images i thought I might scan in and post.
Membrella – Daniel Coll I Capdevila, Gudjon Erlendsson, Mattia Gambardella , Pavel Hladik, Jeffrey Turko – OCEAN, 2008-09
(Post)Modern Monuments: 20 Worthy Architectural Memorials
H & I gifted each other fiction this Summer. Brian Dillon's Sanctuary (Sternberg Press, 2011) is a short novel of sculpted prose which details the evolving ruin of a modernist building through the research of an architectural historian and his scotoma afflicted lover. There are overlaps, as much in sensibility, formal execution, as in subject, with the work of Alain Robbe-Grillet, George Oppen, Andrei Tarkovsky or Patrick Keiller.
Dinner parties were reckless, and nearly primal, ever since Bruce built his fire pit. (Photo: John Clark; Dwell ) Filed under Case Study 12441: attend if you dare
Our first stop was the Paimio Sanatorium, one of Aalto's early and quite well-known projects; it was a tuberculosis sanatorium, sited purposely out in the wilderness, and it was completed in 1932.
All images, plans and information courtesy of Woods Bagot.
Beyond the Basic Box A house is always a storehouse for the imagination, but sometimes it can take surprising turns as a container.
The Bamboo Wall House was designed as a parallel to many of the qualities represented in the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall has never been an isolated object, yet embodies the idea that it is remote and untouchable. The Bamboo Wall house replicated this concept into its design harnessing the material bamboo instead of brick and stone to exemplify this characteristic.
Developing outstanding work since 1973, the Parisian AS Architecture-Studio, consecrated buildings in Paris and won wide international influence in developing large international projects, especially in China where they have two branches. architecture-studio.fr
Archive for June, 2009
Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Art Center is the newest winning design from the Atelier of Zaha Hadid Architects . The complex embodies a unique variety of civic nodes and spaces – Grand Theater, Contemporary Art Museum, Multipurpose Hall and supporting facilities and it broke ground in October. Changsha, the capital of the south Chinese province of Hunan is in the midst of striking population growth and rapid urban development, an at the center of that roller coaster, worth $130 billion, is Meixihu lake, planned as a venue for numerous, ambitious cultural projects.