Le Corbusier

15 Dec 18
Waldina

Today is the 111th birthday of Oscar Niemeyer, perhaps the last of the real modernist architects.  His buildings look like film sets of what mid-century designers envisioned how futuristic utopian societies would live.  Except he gave us that utopia in the 1960’s, not requiring the wait.  The first time I saw photos of Brasilia, I was in […]

14 Dec 18
Terra Incognita

Part the Second. Somewhere in the 60’s (I can only imagine) an architect steeped in the school of Le Corbusier, looked at Billingham town and thought, ‘what this place really needs is some concrete’ and it was supplied in spades, and not so much spades as those earthmovers that kill mountains in Peru. If Billingham had […]

14 Dec 18
Inhwi Hwang

Figure 1: Plan of Chandigarh Capitol Complex Scan from Le Corbusier’s Euvre Complete Figure 2: L’Enfant Plan 1791 National Mall Collection Figure 3: Plan of Brasilia http://arquiscopio.com/archivo/2012/07/21/plan-piloto-de-brasilia Figure 4: National Congress Building in Brasilia Figure 5: The first-floor plan of the United States Capitol Official Congressional Directory, 105th Congress 1997-1998, page 548 Figure 6: Chandigarh […]

14 Dec 18
Inhwi Hwang

Architecture of capitol complex throughout the world show the identity and prospective political vision of the nations. Historically, administrative buildings were usually designed as the biggest and the most decorative building in the town because they are the source of authority and residence of the rulers, and it should be owe-inspiring for both common public […]

14 Dec 18
Adam Spector

Adam Hunter Spector ARCH 3120 Professor Sherman TA: Jacob Gianni Final Paper   Technological Advancement in Architectural and Related Design   In this world of continual innovation, design has become the most powerful tool in an architects toolbox. Though much of innovation is focused on new products and new technologies, the particular design of preexisting […]

14 Dec 18
pufflesandhoneyadventures

During their whirlwind trip to UK in October, little Puffles and Honey went to Barbican Centre to see (and hear) London Symphony Orchestra in concert. It was a good opportunity to also check out conductor Philippe Jordan who is currently music director of the Opéra national de Paris. He will be conducting the orchestra for […]

14 Dec 18
Toasts and Thoughts

I saw the city of couscous by the French-Algerian artist Kader Attia in the Tate Modern Gallery a few years ago. Under the generic name “Untitled”, the 2009 installation recreates the Algerian city of Ghardaia with 300kg of couscous cooked then left to dry with salt, in moulds shaped like the city’s buildings. The task […]

14 Dec 18
Hysein Resulbegoviq

Since the Pythagoras’s area people have noticed some ratios in music field. Their intuition could analyze the physical ratios of the strings which produced the music but couldn’t find logic of how it affected the listener. Architecture has also been cold as frozen music. As such it is undeniable the role of scales and proportions on […]

13 Dec 18
Celine Subject&Sequence

Arnold Newman. A bold modernist with a superb sense of compositional geometry, Newman called the father of ‘environmental portraiture’ is known for a crisp, spare style that spaced his subjects in the context of their work environments. His style to portraiture seemed simple; musicians posed with their instruments, for example, or stetesmen stood in their […]

13 Dec 18
All Things Built

 Neo-Futurist Architecture, my assigned group. While clueless, its title sounded alien, reinforced by its supporting image, an extra-terrestrial wreck engulfing a period building. Mixing the old and new not so effortlessly, the harsh fragmented contrast, perhaps a clue. To begin, the unravelling of 20th-century politics within the arts. Responses to cultural and historical events that […]

13 Dec 18
Ben's Architecture Journey

A Reflection on Constellation Participating in Constellation this term has been a real pleasure, I’m grateful for being randomly selected for the Neo-futuristic architecture module.  Had I not, perhaps I would have been a bit sour.  As an ADT student I feel that this module has been beneficial in providing my first term at Uni […]