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Featured Blog Posts – September 2011 Archive (18)

Kara Woods Residence

Taking a break from the enormous, spectacular, and high-tech architecture of the last week or so, the Kara Woods Residence is small, unassuming, and snuggles cozily into its…

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Added by Springer on September 29, 2011 at 9:58am — No Comments

Women In Architecture: Dana Buntrock

Professor Dana Buntrock - pictured left with Toyo Ito   Image: Everyday Wurster's photostream on flickr.

 

Professor Dana Buntrock's curious observations in the light of her teaching experience and the time spent in Japan: …

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Added by OpenBuildings on September 28, 2011 at 2:25pm — No Comments

New Taipei City Museum of Art by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Green Cell is the name of the proposal by Japanese firm Kengo Kuma & Associates for the New Taipei City Museum of Art.  One of the final three designs that have been shortlisted in the competition, Green…

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Added by Springer on September 27, 2011 at 10:17am — 1 Comment

Pablo Serrano Museum

I wrote an article a while back titled Every Architect Needs A Hero, which is one of my favorite topics to theorize about. It's not a terribly new idea. I would say it's fairly dated,…

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Added by Tyson on September 26, 2011 at 6:31pm — No Comments

New Taipei City Museum of Art by 101 Design

The proposal by 101 Design for the New Taipei City Museum of Art focuses on restoring the place of art in daily life.

 

The museum's…

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Added by Springer on September 26, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments

Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio



Wright's Prairie style of architecture found its earliest expression right here in his own home. The strong geometrical forms, horizontal planes, and environmental harmony that characterize his work are seen in both his home (1889) and studio (1898), where he completed a quarter of his life's work.…

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Added by HaRis on September 23, 2011 at 6:17am — No Comments

New Taipei City Museum of Art by LMK Altitude Architecture

The proposal by Chinese firm LMK Altitude Architecture for the…

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Added by Springer on September 22, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments

Kupla Helsinki University of Technology

This post is for the many student readers we have here. This project was a competition for architecture students at the Helsinki University of Technology. I think there is this perception amongst professionals that students don't know anything (I'll be…

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Added by Tyson on September 20, 2011 at 5:51pm — No Comments

OÖ Science-Center

I had a professor say to me once that an entrance isn't merely a door. I hadn't really thought about it before, but looking at many of the great buildings that I admired the entrance door was not a prominent feature. The entrance, instead was more implicit in the…

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Added by Tyson on September 19, 2011 at 8:11pm — 1 Comment

New Taipei City Museum of Art by HCCH Architects & Associates

Entitled “A Basketful of Art,” this proposal for the New Taipei City Museum of Art was created by HCCH Architects & Associates, in…

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Added by Springer on September 19, 2011 at 11:43am — No Comments

New Taipei City Museum of Art by Design Initiatives

Another stunning design for the New Taipei City Museum of Art is entitled “Inside the Cloud” by…

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Added by Springer on September 15, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments

Chapel at Rio Roca Ranch

The A-Frame is an interesting typology in architecture. It has a utilitarian foundation, but I've found that its architectural significance has to do more with its symbolism than its utility. Part of the reason I believe…

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Added by Tyson on September 13, 2011 at 7:38pm — No Comments

New Taipei City Museum of Art by OODA

The monolithic design proposal for the New Taipei City Museum by Portuguese architecture firm OODA aims to stand as a new-age…

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Added by Springer on September 13, 2011 at 10:46am — No Comments

New Taipei City Museum of Art by OTA+

The proposal by California-based firm OTA+ for the New…

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Added by Springer on September 12, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

3013 Installation

This installation by the Architectural Association School of Architecture consists of a sequence of three flexible skins that connect the terrace and courtyard on its campus in Bedford Square.  Each skin is formed of pairs of salvaged twisted plywood strips that are joined together at…

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Added by Springer on September 8, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Sizes of spaces and internal dimensions on residential house plans

Architects and Interior desigers everywhere grapple with modeling of space to conform to a user's needs and aspirations every day. The factors that influence space quality are varied, and creatively using these elements is what gives spaces their individual flair and interest. Of these factors, probably one of the most obvious ones that affect the quality of a space is its dimension and proportion.

Spatial dimensions of a space, that is its height, length and width, go a long way in…

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Added by Arch Samuel on September 6, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

Marina South Gardens

The grand and gorgeous design of the masterplan for the Marina South Gardens was created by landscape architects Grant…

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Added by Springer on September 1, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments

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