Demolished Bucky Fuller Dome Subject of New Documentary | News | April 29, 2010 By Shawn Kennedy How could a building that combined the genius of Buckminister Fuller and the power of the Union Tank Car Company become obsolete in little more than ten years? That is the question posed by filmmaker Evan Mather in his recently released, 30-minute documentary, A Necessary Ruin: The Story of Buckminister Fuller and the Union Tank Car Dome. Photo © Ivan Massar Rate this project: Based on what you have seen and read about this project, how would you grade it? ----- Advertising ----- The steel, geodesic dome was completed in 1958 in a field north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Its value was short-lived, however. “This was supposed to be a world famous piece of architecture, and here it was a genuine ruin rusting away in the wilderness,” said 40-year-old Mather, a filmmaker and landscape architect with Los Angeles-based AHBE. Mather’s film sounds a cautionary note about imperiled modern-era structures and the often prohibitive costs of maintaining them.
Architecture-Page industrial design magazine + resource / Articles Archive Core77 Design Awards 2012: Congratulations to All 200+ Awardees! From Paris to Brasília, Seoul to San Francisco, Chengdu to Brooklyn, we hope you enjoyed tuning into our global celebration of design excellence! Thanks to all those who participated in this year's program and a special thank you to our jury teams who had the tremendous job of reviewing this year's submissions—we couldn't have done it without you! Case Study: Outlier on Creating the 21st Century Jean We've been fans of Outlier since they first launched, and as designers, cyclists and 21st-Century urbanites, we're duly impressed with Abe and Tyler's continued commitment to innovation in apparel and accessories. The Brooklyn-based brand has built an ever-growing cult following over the years, and we're pleased to present an inside look at their rigorous design process. Visualizing Change: An Conversation between Designer's Accord and the Noun Project Corning GlassLab & Cooper-Hewitt Present Live Glass Demos at Governors Island
Urban Lab Global Cities (ULGC) The Psychology of Architecture | Wired Science We spend our lives inside buildings, our thoughts shaped by their walls. Nevertheless, there’s surprisingly little research on the psychological implications of architecture. How do different spaces influence cognition? Is there an ideal kind of architectural structure for different kinds of thinking? At the moment, I think we’re only beginning to grasp the relevant variables of design. Or consider this 2009 experiment, published in Science. The differences were striking. The color blue, however, carried a completely different set of psychological benefits. What accounts for this effect? Lastly, the psychologist Joan Meyers-Levy, at the Carlson School of Management, conducted an interesting experiment that examined the relationship between ceiling height and thinking style. Furthermore, Levy found that rooms with lofty ceilings also lead people to engage in more abstract styles of thinking. Go Back to Top.
ArchitectureWeek Le bureau : un meuble, un espace, une industrie… des tendances, des influences, des designers… / Passion Bureau La 52eme édition du Salon du Meuble de Milan a clos ses portes dimanche 14 avril 2013. Un des évènements marquants de cette édition fut sans conteste la scénographie « Bureau à vivre » conçue par l’architecte Jean Nouvel. Cela permit d’attirer de nombreux visiteurs aux pavillons 22 et 24 qui abritent le « Salone Ufficio » consacré à l’industrie du bureau. Jean Nouvel a scénographié six espaces radicalement différents : « du rationnel à l’humain », « dessiner son espace », « un laboratoire de lumière », « travailler dans un appartement ancien », « travailler de chez soi », « les hangars et les lofts ». Une entreprise peut s’installer dans un immeuble tertiaire neuf ou rénové, un bâtiment industriel, un appartement, ou bien au domicile de son créateur. En complément, un espace spécifique regroupait des bureaux exceptionnels signés Jean Prouvé, Frank Lloyd Wright ou Gaetano Pesce (entre autres). Brigitte Mantel Article publié sur le site web www.office-et-culture.com
ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall Download PDF Press ReleaseView/purchase the Tallest 20 in 2020 poster Chicago, December 8, 2011 Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters (around 2,000 feet) – that’s twice the height of the Eiffel Tower. Two years ago, prior to the completion of the Burj Khalifa, this building type did not exist. And yet, by 2020, we can expect at least eight such buildings to exist internationally. As we started the 21st century, just 11 short years ago, the Petronas Towers held the title of “The World’s Tallest” at 452 meters (1,483 feet) in height. It is also useful to understand the tallest 20 in 2020 in the context of global tall building trends. Not only increasing in height, the “Tallest 20 in 2020” also demonstrate a diversity in project location not previously seen in the world’s tallest 20.
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