Wow… I LOVE this mural done by blu!! It’s so true what America is doing to people these days…
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the leme house, another paulo mendes da rocha masterpiece, again i love love love the use of bare concrete. if done incorrectly this could end up looking like complete shit but instead it looks very industrial yet sophisticated and new!
Étienne-Louis Boullée - Cénotaph for Newton, 1784 (image:http://rosswolfe.wordpress.com)
Museo Soumaya by FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise
The Soumaya Museum is located in a former industrial zone dating from the 1940’s which today presents a very high commercial potential. The Soumaya Museum plays a key role in the reconversion of the area: as a preeminent cultural program, it acts as an initiator in the transformation of the urban perception. Its avant-garde morphology and typology define a new paradigm in the history of Mexican and international architecture.
From the outside, the building is an organic and asymmetrical shape that is perceived differently by each visitor, while reflecting the diversity of the collection on the inside. Its heterogeneous collection is housed in a continuous exhibition space spread over six levels, representing approximately 60,000 ft². The building also includes an auditorium for 350 people, library, offices, a restaurant, a gift shop and a multi-purpose gathering lounge.
The shell of the building is constructed with 28 steel curved columns of different diameters, each with its own geometry and shape, offering the visitor a soft non-linear circulation all through the building. Located at each floor level, seven ring beams provide a system that braces the structure and guarantees its stability. The top floor is the most generous space of the museum; its roof is suspended from an impressive cantilever that allows natural daylight to flow in freely. In contrast, the building’s envelope is nearly opaque, offering little and scarce openings to the outside. This gesture can be interpreted as an intention to create a protected shelter for the art collection. The façade is made of hexagonal aluminum modules that optimize the preservation and durability of the entire building.
Le Corbusier Redrawn The Houses SooJin (Steven) Park
Le Corbusier (1887-1965) was the most significant architect of the twentieth century. Every architecture student examines the Swiss masters work. Yet, all too frequently, they rely on reproductions of faded drawings of uneven size and quality. Le Corbusier Redrawn presents the only collection of consistently rendered original drawings (at 1:200 scale) of all twenty-six of Le Corbusiers residential works.
Wie niedlich, auf der Suche nach einem Weihnachtsgeschenk bin ich tief ins Internet abgetaucht und habe einen Tee-Taucher (Deep Tea Driver Infuser) gefunden.
Designed by Damian Przybyła and Rafał Przybyła, the “Migrant Skyscraper” is literally mobile: A giant, thin tire with a building and green space in the center, this skyscraper is ready to roll. The concept behind this structure is that in an unstable world, people need the stability of self-sufficiency to truly be free, and the future of the architectural field can help provide that to people.
Hand House Angelidakis Studio
“Case Study House attempts to sum up a portrait of Los Angeles as a city of infrastructural crisis, impending disaster and celebrity paranoia.”
By posting this it does not mean I condone this type of architecture, but the design was so “out there” that I felt like I needed to share it. Just to see what kind of reactions it got. What do you think?