The 20 Most Inspiring TED Talks for Architects Are you feeling short on inspiration today? For a jump-start, try watching one of these twenty TED Talks – a follow-up to last year’s post “The 10 Most Inspirational TED Talks for Architects.” Wherever your interests lie, the passionate people featured in these videos – from WikiHouse founder Alastair Parvin to famed photographer Iwan Baan and architectural great Moshe Safdie - will get your creative juices flowing. History of the Karakalpak Yurt Contents SummaryIntroductionEarly History of the Portable DwellingThe Origin of the Trellis-Walled YurtThe Arrival of the Yurt in Central AsiaThe Qipchaqs and the TurkmenYurts in the Pre-Mongol TribesThe Mongol YurtYurts within the Golden HordeTimurid YurtsUzbek YurtsQazaq YurtsNoghay Cart TentsThe Karakalpak YurtPronunciation of Karakalpak TermsReferences Summary From the time of the Bronze Age the cart has probably been the most widespread portable dwelling for nomads throughout the Eurasian steppes, although numerous simpler shelters were used as well. The appearance of the trellis-walled yurt was a later development that coincided with the emergence of the Turks, who subsequently introduced it to western Central Asia and to neighbouring tribes in the East. The Mongols used the ger instead of the trellis-walled yurt, a lighter dwelling with wattled walls that could be easily transported on an ox-cart.
100 Ideas That Changed Architecture By Maria Popova “Art is a discovery and development of elementary principles of nature into beautiful forms suitable for human use,” legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright famously observed. Indeed, this convergence of practicality and beauty is perhaps the central defining characteristic of architecture itself, and of every meaningful development that has pushed the discipline forward over the millennia. Weston writes in the introduction: Surprisingly few of the ideas are philosophical or theoretical in character; indeed, some readers may wonder whether some of them — like Fireplace with which the book begins, and Wall and Brick which quickly follow — are ideas at all….
National Museum Of The American Indian The National Museum of the American Indian is part of the Smithsonian Institution and is dedicated to the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of the Native Americans of the Western Hemisphere. It has three facilities: the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., which opened on September 21, 2004, on Fourth Street and Independence Avenue, Southwest; the George Gustav Heye Center, a permanent museum in New York City; and the Cultural Resources Center, a research and collections facility in Suitland, Maryland. The foundations for the present collections were first assembled in the former Museum of the American Indian in New York City, which was established in 1916, and which became part of the Smithsonian in 1990. History Native American Indian GIRL Dance in National Museum of the American Indian – Indigenous people – HUMMAN ADVENTURES: Indigenous Native American Indian GIRL Dance in National …
Here's an Illustrated Glimpse at Different Housing Conditions Around the Globe by Robert Montenegro The states of your house, household, and community vary greatly based on where you live. That's not a groundbreaking statement. We can all perceive differences; it's harder to conceptualize comparisons between nations and regions.
He had an epiphany while living in a dumpster. And it could help change the future of housing. He was living in a dumpster when the idea first came to him. His name's Jeff Wilson — Dr. Jeff Wilson, actually. studio_GAON breathes life into small seoul alleyway with blooming house dec 21, 2015 studio_GAON breathes life into small seoul alleyway with blooming house studio_GAON breathes life into small seoul alleyway with blooming houseall images courtesy of youngchae park
the line multi-purpose building by randan hubicka architectural studio dec 03, 2015 the line multi-purpose building by randan hubicka architectural studio the line multi-purpose building by randan hubicka architectural studioall images courtesy of radan hubicka architectural studio czech republic-based radan hubicka architectural studio received first place in a competition to design and realize ‘the line’, a multi-purpose building located at vítězné square in prague. the structure, which will complete the block, is based on the original masterplan as created by professor antonín engel in the 1920s.
10 Amazing Modern Architectural Wonders Capital Gate – Abu Dhabi, UAE This leaning tour in the UAE puts the Tower of Pisa to shame. Capital Gate, a skyscraper in Abu Dhabi adjacent to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, is designed with a striking lean. 25 examples of great architecture - Designer Daily Big media will often give a lot of attention to huge architectural projects like towers in Dubaï or Shanghai. In this list, I’d like to give some exposure to some more human-scaled cool houses. 1. Alpine Hut Wonderful alpine hut by slovenian architecture studio Ofis Arhitekti.
michael william lester animates architectural landmarks with quirky personalities mar 30, 2016 michael william lester animates architectural landmarks with quirky personalities michael william lester animates architectural landmarks with quirky personalities(above) marina bay sands, singaporeit takes all three marina bay sands to lift the world’s longest elevated swimming pool.all images courtesy of michael william lester UK-based animator and illustrator michael william lester has developed a series of quirky personalities for some of the world’s most famous structures. the series ‘character building’ takes 20 well-known architectural examples from around the globe and brings them to life through animated gifs. see a selection from the collection below, alongside clever scenarios describing the building’s personality, and the full series here. burj al arab — dubai, united arab emiratesthe burj al arab dipped into the arabian gulf in 1999 and hasn’t left the water since.