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Architecture

Post by (weedguru)scarf » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:33 am

I know i was the only one posting in the last version, but it was like a little blog for me so i will start it up again.

School Bridge in China
I enjoy creative bridges, which work as spaces and are inhabitable rather than just a mode of transit.

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Green Kindergarten
Cant remember where this is located, but this kindergarten is fully sustainable, and took my interest with its use of recycled materials
and low energy construction and maintenance

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World EXPO Shanghai
Every so often, a world expo comes around, where countries commission selected architects to create the most thought provoking and advanced
architecture they can. Here are some from the most recent expo in Shanghai

Britain
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Canada
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France
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Hong Kong
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Hungry
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Israel
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Japan
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Korea
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Poland
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Romania
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Shanghai Corporation
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Spain
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Turkey
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UAE
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Re: Architecture

Post by Weedguru Higher » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:52 am

Daaaamn...cool shit!
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Post by (weedguru)scarf » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:58 am

A simple but complex house.
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Israel Museum
The highly anticipated creation by Ron Arad Architects has been four years in construction. The building's sinuous ribbon facade of Corten weathering steel forms a blend of textural, spatial and optical experiences that seamlessly meld the principles of sculpture, architecture, design and art for the enjoyment of the public. A dialogue with visitors is fostered as they meander through the open-sky Upper Gallery or down the winding staircase from the lobby to the Lower Gallery. These will feature both contemporary and historical exhibits from diverse design disciplines, including industrial, fashion, textiles and jewelry. More than just a box to house a collection, this fascinating structure encompasses juxtaposing gallery spaces, a design lab and an archival collection. These 750 square meters spaces will showcase exhibitions developed by international design curators.
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Architects: Martín Fernández de Lema, Nicolás F. Moreno Deutsch
Location: Mar Azul, Buenos Aires, Argentina
So, the house turned into a habitable dock, which emerges from the ground to see the landscape surrounding. It takes place on two levels, a level which emerges from the earth serves as a plinth for private use, which organizes the rooms and defines a horizontal plane on which rests a pavilion on the upper level, which includes the social program with the living, dining room, grill and terrace, organized in a central area of use, with sides of circulation and services. Upstairs, one of these bands open circulation defines an access path between trees, from the street. A piece of concrete L-shaped opens this central area to the north, opening the forest view with large windows, and close to the southeast, with smaller windows, willing to visual height of a seated person.
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Project Name: Rosa Muerta
Architect: Robert Stone
Program: Vacation house – open to the elements: uses shading, thermal mass, solar absorbtion, and breeze flow for temperature regulation.
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Post by Weedguru Higher » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:46 pm

Weird Houses


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Post by Weedguru Higher » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:34 am

Bridges!


Located in Germany, this 918-metre navigable aqueduct water bridge bridges the River Elbe to connect two important German shipping canals; the Elbe-Havel Canal and the Midland Canal.

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The highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. This 9 km structure connects Mount Faber Park with Telok Blangah Hill Park

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Designed by Vito Acconci, this ‘island’ has a sunbathing area, a trendy bar and a coffee house, plus it allows you to cross the Mur River in Graz, Austria

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This beautiful sky-bridge in Malaysia is suspended at 700 metres above sea level and spans 125 across the mountains, offering magnificent views of the Andaman Sea and Thailand’s Tarutao Island

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Giant observation wheel is constructed on a bridge over the Haihe River in the city of Tianjin, China.

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The fountain bridge that crosses the Han river in the Seoul capital of South Korea is a major tourists attraction.

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Rather than a conventional opening bridge mechanism, consisting of a single rigid element that lifts to let boats pass, the Rolling Bridge gets out of the way by curling up until its two ends touch.

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Post by weedguru_waffles » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:16 am

Pft! I totally posted in it as well haha... but pretty awesome stuff in here!!
I'm loving the 2nd bridge, all swirly and pretty!


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Low impact woodland house (Wales, UK)

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Kansas City Library (Missouri, USA)

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Museum of Contemporary Art (Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

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Atomium (Brussels, Belgium)

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La Pedrera (Barcelona, Spain)

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Cathedral of Brasilia (Brazil)

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Lotus Temple (Delhi, India)

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Stone House (Guimarães, Portugal)

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The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland)

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Mind House (Barcelona, Spain)

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Nautilus House (Mexico City, Mexico)

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Cubic Houses (Kubus woningen) (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt)

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House Attack (Viena, Austria)

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Conch Shell House (Isla Mujeres, Mexico)

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National Theatre (Beijing, China)

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Wooden Gagster House (Archangelsk, Russia)

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The Basket Building (Ohio, USA)

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Post by (weedguru)scarf » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:07 am

some very cool stuff... i really like the bridges
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Re: Architecture

Post by (weedguru)scarf » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:03 am

1st Prize at Taipei Pop Music Center Competition / Reiser + Umemoto
The Taipei Pop Music Center will become a new global center for the music industry. It will speak to existing typologies of Taipei music and public space by linking to a larger set of citywide greenways, transport systems, and pedestrian bridges. It will be at once a platform for Taipei life and a world center for the music industry. Pop music, while a global phenomenon, is regional in its definition. The East Asian music scene typifies the phenomenon; while it crosses borders and cultures and dialects, it nevertheless has produced styles and genres with distinct transnational form and appeal.
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Lakefront Station / Cerver Design Studio
shared with us the design of a new transportation hub in Cleveland that will cohesively integrate pedestrians, cyclists, and automobiles. To maximize sun exposure, the façade’s structural glazing system has panels of fins where the number and density of such fins can be modified to create an efficient balance between active and passive solar. The active fins are cylindrical solar tubes that collect energy while also mediating solar heat gain in the interior spaces. In addition to the state-of-the-art trains and station facilities, a new park space will float above the rail station to connect Cleveland Convention Center to the Lake Front Station. ”The new hub will re-activate the flow of the entire Lake Front area and create a cohesive link to this dynamic site,” explained the architect.
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Post by Weedguru Higher » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:31 pm

This bridge and tunnel goes under water to allow movement of ships. In order for ships to pass, this bridge is half under the water. You drive down in the water and then come out on the other side. Truly a marvelous piece of engineering! This bridge is between Sweden and Denmark. Picture taken from the side of Sweden.

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Re: Architecture

Post by (weedguru)scarf » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:16 am

studied a lot of these bridges last semester...
here is the effort that won me and my two group mates the tech prize last semester...

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Post by weedguru_waffles » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:41 am

^ That looks pretty sweet.

Ohh i'm loving all these bridges!

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Post by (weedguru)scarf » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:14 am

Floating Gardens- Studio Noach + Holtrop
In five days, a new type of spa exhibition will be on display during the “Architecture of Consequence” in the Netherlands. Studio Noach, along with Anne Holtrop, developed a floating spa that seems to be a “construction of a landscape”, an extension of the land into the water to create a serene environment. Using recycled polystyrene and Patrick Blanc’s “living wall” ideas, the architecture of the spa makes the walls and ceilings the outer for hills and valleys while the interior follows the counter form of the landscape.
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Tétrarc- MANNY
The building is located in Nantes, France, in a creative arts district behind the Courthouse. The project is an initiative by the Coupechoux Design Group in partnership with Nantes developer Axel Colin, and will provide a space for architecture and creative arts businesses, while open to the city and the neighborhood trough a public showroom on the ground floor, hosting exhibits, conferences and other events
The chaotic aluminium skin protects the interior by filtering the direct sunlight, creating a dynamic facade that changes during the day with different reflections.
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naf architect & design- A House Made of Two
This is a project of one family living in two houses built slightly apart from one another.
One great volume of a house which covers the entire plot was supposed first.
Then this volume was carved in a curve in three segments and two volumes at the both ends were built as two houses on the site.
The wood structures and finishing materials of two houses are standardized to emphasis the relations of two volumes being originally from “one great volume” and that they are one though apart. Carved volume in the middle became a courtyard leading to the approach to two houses.
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MVRDV - The Water Cube
THE WATER CUBE

The world expo in Yeosu focuses on the power and beauty of the oceans. How to express that the best? Could it be done by – simply- making a pure visible block of water that obviously expresses the beauty and the power? A block that is extracted from the ocean.

THE WATER SPACE

This block is hollowed out, to create a great water space, where one is surrounded by water. Along the sides, above and below. Where light filters through and give every activity a glance. That can be used for the exhibitions, the gatherings, during and after the world expo. One is in the water.

THE WATER FACADE

The water cube is constructed out of a surrounding wall with a series of water basins that are stacked on top of each other. Based on the maximum structural capacities of the glass facades and floors. It allows showing all the different aspects of the oceans! The façade turns into a mini museum, into a library of the oceans!
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Re: Architecture

Post by (weedguru)scarf » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:55 am

Taipei Performing Arts Center / Kokkugia
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The Miner and a Major / The Objectionists
Each room/ unit consists of the most essential and bare minimum: a desk, a bed and storage space. Through small portals and doors the rooms start intersecting themselves spatially, expanding the internal space into the larger surrounding space/host where the dwelling rests in, creating a fine but yet controllable line between what is private and public in a room. Each room/ unit is individually and significantly different from the other, but intertwine to act and perform as one larger unified and autonomous unit/dwelling/community.
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The Trojan House / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
One of my favourite local architects
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Post by weedguru_waffles » Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:43 am

The Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi
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Re: Architecture

Post by (weedguru)scarf » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:17 am

^^ yes very cool... its part of the marina grand prix circuit that opened last year
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