architecture

tsparks via architizer / posted on 2 September 2011

architizer:

We spoke with OMA Hong Kong managing partner - architect David Gianotten recently, and covered serious ground, including his favorite diagrams, what he’d do if he only had 24 hours in Hong Kong, the reign of blue foam, and the inevitable all-nighter with Rem Koolhaas. 
Part 1 & Part 2. 

Excellent insights in this interview, beyond architecture.

architizer:

We spoke with OMA Hong Kong managing partner - architect David Gianotten recently, and covered serious ground, including his favorite diagrams, what he’d do if he only had 24 hours in Hong Kong, the reign of blue foam, and the inevitable all-nighter with Rem Koolhaas

Part 1 & Part 2.

Excellent insights in this interview, beyond architecture.

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tsparks via thepolisblog.org / posted on 17 December 2010

Behind the Scenes at National Geographic: Depicting Gaudí’s Vision

Barcelona’s Sagrada Família’s  Deputy art director Kaitlin Yarnall and senior graphics editor Fernando G. Baptista do a guest post at polis

Behind the Scenes at National Geographic: Depicting Gaudí’s Vision

Barcelona’s Sagrada Família’s Deputy art director Kaitlin Yarnall and senior graphics editor Fernando G. Baptista do a guest post at polis

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TAGS: spain architecture

tsparks via CNN / posted on 30 October 2010

CNN Report on Rem Koolhaas

This is a puff piece championing Koolhaas, but the last few minutes are very good, Koolhass wanders through West Kowloon and discusses his current philosophy of design.


TAGS: architecture

tsparks / posted on 1 April 2010

New Tower for London
Mayor Boris and Anish Kapoor’s preview new sculptural tower for 2012.

via: Bruce Sterling  and Guardian.co.uk

New Tower for London
Mayor Boris and Anish Kapoor’s preview new sculptural tower for 2012.
via: Bruce Sterling and Guardian.co.uk

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tsparks / posted on 4 February 2010

Delta Shelter

Olson Kundig Architects

Tom Kundig, Design Principal

Mazama, WA, 2005

Delta Shelter
Olson Kundig Architects
Tom Kundig, Design Principal
Mazama, WA, 2005

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tsparks / posted on 4 February 2010

Mount Fuji Architects Studio - Rainy/Sunny House, Tokyo 2008Full story at Arch Daily

Found via: SUBTILITAS, the amazing architecture blog.

Mount Fuji Architects Studio - Rainy/Sunny House, Tokyo 2008
Full story at Arch Daily

Found via: SUBTILITAS, the amazing architecture blog.

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cut.as / posted on 8 December 2009

subway architecture

Excellent Photo Essay
@ DesignBloom


TAGS: architecture

tsparks / posted on 20 November 2009

Tree Railing
Via: drop 83968

Tree Railing
Via: drop 83968

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tsparks / posted on 6 November 2009

The Wedding Singer District Kabul
photo by Jan Chipchase

The Wedding Singer District Kabul

photo by Jan Chipchase
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TAGS: afghanistan architecture

tsparks / posted on 29 September 2009 HHF Architects
Ruta Peregrino is a path that goes from Ameca to Talpa de Allende, in the State of Jalisco near Guadalajara, Mexico. During holy week, about 2 million people walk along this pilgrimage path. The municipalities involved wanted to give the pilgrims some permanent service areas and have invited an international team of architects and designers to design the various parts of this project like Shelters and Lookout Points.

Via: Atelier A&D; more photos available

HHF Architects

Ruta Peregrino is a path that goes from Ameca to Talpa de Allende, in the State of Jalisco near Guadalajara, Mexico. During holy week, about 2 million people walk along this pilgrimage path. The municipalities involved wanted to give the pilgrims some permanent service areas and have invited an international team of architects and designers to design the various parts of this project like Shelters and Lookout Points.

Via: Atelier A&D; more photos available

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tsparks / posted on 22 September 2009

Building facade Symi Greece
photo by tsparks

From Istanbul Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk
In The Seven Lamps of Architecture, John Ruskin devotes much of the chapter entitled &#8216;Memory&#8217; to the beauties of the picturesque, attributing the particular beauty of this sort of architecture, and  (as opposed to that of carefully planned classical forms)  to it&#8217;s accidental nature. So when he describes something as picturesque (&#8216;like a picture&#8217;) he is describing an architectural landscape that has, over time, become beautiful in a way never foreseen by its creators. For Ruskin, picturesque beauty rises out of details that emerge only after the buildings have been standing for hundreds of years, from ivy, the herbs and grassy meadows that surround it, from the rocks in the distance, the clouds in the sky and the choppy sea. So there is nothing picturesque about a new building, which demands to be seen own it&#8217;s own terms; it only becomes picturesque after history has endowed it with accidental beauty and granted us a fortuitous new perspective.

Building facade Symi Greece
photo by tsparks

From Istanbul Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk

In The Seven Lamps of Architecture, John Ruskin devotes much of the chapter entitled ‘Memory’ to the beauties of the picturesque, attributing the particular beauty of this sort of architecture, and (as opposed to that of carefully planned classical forms) to it’s accidental nature. So when he describes something as picturesque (‘like a picture’) he is describing an architectural landscape that has, over time, become beautiful in a way never foreseen by its creators. For Ruskin, picturesque beauty rises out of details that emerge only after the buildings have been standing for hundreds of years, from ivy, the herbs and grassy meadows that surround it, from the rocks in the distance, the clouds in the sky and the choppy sea. So there is nothing picturesque about a new building, which demands to be seen own it’s own terms; it only becomes picturesque after history has endowed it with accidental beauty and granted us a fortuitous new perspective.
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tsparks / posted on 30 July 2009

The Bat Spiral
Twenty-four different types of timber roosts are positioned within the concrete spiral as if they were the spokes of a wheel. Each roost position is determined by the orientation of the sun, shade and prevailing winds. The roosts are painted black externally to maximize heat gain from the sun&#8230;


Via: BLDGBLOG

The Bat Spiral

Twenty-four different types of timber roosts are positioned within the concrete spiral as if they were the spokes of a wheel. Each roost position is determined by the orientation of the sun, shade and prevailing winds. The roosts are painted black externally to maximize heat gain from the sun…
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TAGS: architecture

tsparks / posted on 18 June 2009

Ancient underground water chambers have been transformed into gallery spaces beneath Plaza del Torico in the 12th-century town of Teruel, north-eastern Spain.


From ICONEYE:

&#8220;They just needed three things,&#8221; says Vázquez. &#8220;One was to tidy up the services, with lighting and a new pavement, and another was to make the chambers accessible. They also wanted a strong proposal to add contemporary layers, to produce signs of modernity.&#8221;

The LED lights buried into the square neatly address all three concerns, signalling the presence of the new network of corridors and tourist facilities below. The lights can be programmed to go from white to red on special occasions. 



Via: bldgblog

Ancient underground water chambers have been transformed into gallery spaces beneath Plaza del Torico in the 12th-century town of Teruel, north-eastern Spain.

From ICONEYE:

“They just needed three things,” says Vázquez. “One was to tidy up the services, with lighting and a new pavement, and another was to make the chambers accessible. They also wanted a strong proposal to add contemporary layers, to produce signs of modernity.”

The LED lights buried into the square neatly address all three concerns, signalling the presence of the new network of corridors and tourist facilities below. The lights can be programmed to go from white to red on special occasions.
Via: bldgblog
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TAGS: architecture