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Located in Shanghai’s Baoshan District, this former glass-manufacturing site covers a total area of around 30,000m2, and includes thirty existing buildings of various age and scale. logon proposed a 20 year strategic development plan, renaming the site to G+ Glass Theme Park (Glass, Art, Research and Technology Park). Phase one includes the Shanghai Museum of Glass and a hot glass show. Implementing a museum within the first phase of the development will help to shed some light on the Baoshan district where it is located and its community. As the site location is not well known, the museum should help in increasing the value of the surrounding land. Following phases of G+ Glass Theme Park include a sculpture yard in phase two, a science park in phase three, and a business park in phase four all supported by commercial facilities planned to be complete by 2018. This concept of glass museum is quite unique in China; Logon describes the project as a ‘Type Two’ multifunctional glass museum.
The new Museum of Liverpool that has just opened on July 19th tells Liverpool’s story, its importance as one of the World’s great ports, and its cultural influence such as with the Beatles phenomenon. It is conceived as a meeting point for History, the People of Liverpool and visitors from around the globe. According to the Architect, Kim Herforth Nielsen, the project functions as much more than just a Building or a Museum. As the largest National Museum to be built in the UK in over 100 years, and situated on a UNESCO World Heritage Site next to Liverpool’s famous ’Three Graces,’ Kim Herforth Nielsen was fully aware of the magnitude of the challenge, when it came to designing the new Museum of Liverpool. ’The Museum’s design is a result of a very rigorous process, where it was of utmost priority to listen to the city inhabitants, learn the city’s history and understand the potential of the historical site that the Museum now sits upon.’
Saint-Hypolite is small town in the Laurentide, a scenic region used mostly as a weekend getaway for Montrealers. The house is built within a dense forest on a slight hill, bordering the opening of a small river. Through the trees, we perceive the body of the black building, divided into three blocks that get linked through glass passageways.
PLAN ! There is something elemental in the word itself. A pregnant plan has logic – is the logic of the building squarely stated. Unless it is the plan for a foolish Fair. A good plan is the beginning and the end, because every good plan is organic. That means that its development in all directions is inherent – inevitable.
Today, the way ecology is being incorporated into architecture has evolved considerably. Sustainable architecture, or green architecture, aims to minimize the negative impact of buildings on the environment by enhancing efficiency and moderating the use of materials, energy, and space. Spewing carbon dioxide, generating masses of waste, and consuming alarming quantities of energy and water, our cities place a heavy burden on both the global environment and the local ecosystem. Architecture itself has a tremendous impact on the environment. Watch the full documentary now
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Text © Hugh Pearman. Review of "The architecture of happiness" by Alain de Botton. Review first published in The Sunday Times, London, 23rd April 2006, as "Shapes to lift our spirits". Image of Canary Wharf subway station © Foster and Partners.
It sounds like every architect’s dream; hardly any requirements given by the principal, building on a first-class area near Nôtre-Dame in Paris and a once-in-a-lifetime scenic view at the left of the Seine river. Yet the challenges of building freedom with the inter-cultural Institut du Monde Arabe (Arab World Institute) is something Jean Nouvel and his team of architects Pierre Soria, Gilbert Lezenes and Architecture Studio had to balance. The employer did not truly have a content-related concept for their inter-cultural Institute , and their ideas were also very vague in general.
Robert Charles Venturi, Jr. (born June 25, 1925) is an American architect , founding principal of the firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, and one of the major architectural figures in the twentieth century. Together with his wife and partner, Denise Scott Brown , he helped to shape the way that architects, planners and students experience and think about architecture and the American built environment.
Return to my Mathematics pages Go to my home page Note: If your WWW browser cannot display special symbols, like ² or 2 or ø, then click here for the alternative Golden Rectangle and Golden Ratio page . © Copyright 1997, Jim Loy This diagram shows a golden rectangle (roughly).
Copyrighted image Credit: Deskcube | Dreamstime.com Nearly everybody will have had experience of school buildings - most of us will have been in them for our own education, many of us will have been parents. Some will have worked in them as adults - at chalkboards, or whiteboards, or in kitchens, or offices. Many schools now have a life out of school hours as community centres, or even commercially-minded gyms. We want to draw on your experiences to start a debate about what works and what doesn't. Did you go to a school which had poor design - or are your children getting their education in a place that makes the best of them? Here's some questions you might like to consider:
Sylvia Lavin and Thomas Demand: In Conversation Mon, Apr 1, 5pm W.M. Keck Lecture Hall A Conversation Series with Sylvia Lavin Intro by Hernan Diaz-Alonso Sylvia Lavin 's most recent book "Kissing Architecture" examines contemporary architecture's relationship with visual art practices, a theme also developed in her recent critical essays published in a wide variety of journals from Artforum to LOG . Current projects include her forthcoming book, "The Flash in the Pan and Other Forms of Architectural Contemporaneity," and "Everything Loose Will Land," an exhibition opening at the MAK Los Angeles on May 9 and supported by the Getty PST initiative on art and architecture in the 1970s in LA.
During my B.Arch course at IITR, I had to make presentations on the works of an eminent architect every single semester. In most cases we were told to work on a specific architect, making it hard to find out the plans and other drawings. The “World Wide Web” seems to have no space for architect presentations it seems. Much harder it was to find the drawings. So with great effort, me and my classmates have compiled the works of these world famous architects.
by Brian Benton The 22 video tutorials on this page are provided by our friends at Infinite Skills and authored by Brian Benton . AutoCAD 2011 has a host of new features that make it more efficient to use. This Infinite Skills course provides users with the essentials needed to master AutoCAD 2011 with emphasis on how to get started with the basic 2D tools but introducing some of the new 3D tools.
Louis Henry Sullivan (September 3, 1856 – April 14, 1924) [ 1 ] was an American architect , and has been called the "father of skyscrapers" [ 2 ] and "father of modernism". [ 3 ] He is considered by many as the creator of the modern skyscraper , was an influential architect and critic of the Chicago School , was a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright , and an inspiration to the Chicago group of architects who have come to be known as the Prairie School . Along with Henry Hobson Richardson and Frank Lloyd Wright , Sullivan is one of "the recognized trinity of American architecture". [ 4 ] He posthumously received the AIA Gold Medal in 1944. [ edit ] Biography Louis Henry Sullivan was born to an Irish-born father, Patrick Sullivan, and a Swiss-born mother, née Andrienne List, both of whom had immigrated to the United States in the late 1840s. [ 5 ] He grew up living with his grandmother, Anna Mattheus List, in South Reading (now Wakefield ), Massachusetts.