A man who knows!!!

"Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself."
Samuel Butler

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Renzo Piano.

The Scientific Architect - Devoted to understanding the culture and socio economic condition of the context and people he is building for and in, for example the Jean Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center - is devoted to the cultural origins and search for identity of the native Kanak people of New Caledonia and the South Pacific, the layout is made up of 3 villages based on the traditional Kanak village.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Frank Gehry.

Art vs science in the interpretation of reality into building. The Guggenheim museum Bilboa is an artistic, irrational, emotional expression of the architect to his surroundings, it is a modern masterpeice of its time.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

The shell House!

A perfect example of where your imagination is your only limit. The house is located at La Isla Mujeres in Mexico. Home to artist Octavio Ocampo. The house is shaped as an enormous conch shell.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Le Corbusier Quote.

“Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.”

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

The Cube!

The Cube by Electrolux is a temporary structure travelling the world. It is a glass cube encased in a white, laser cut aluminium shell. Everything is white making it stand out from its immediate context. Guests access this restaurant by lift and are wined and dined by some of the worlds best chefs, with a view of famous landmarks, YUM!! So like a light in a dark room this design was made to stand out as a modern shell and bring attention to past great designs.

Current location Belgium.

White Aluminium Shell.

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Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Understanding Architects!!!

Excuse me as I vent a bit!!!
As I sit in our computer labs, once again having to restart my project i find myself wondering why i ever wanted to be an architect in the first place!!!
These men who almost hold themselves in royal stature because they think they have the power to mold the world obviously don't realise that our unappreciative, impatient generation will probably not know who the majority of these men are or of what they have designed in the future and if this will be the case is not all architectural studies a waste of time, should we not be studying art, the origions of architecture, where it was artists creating architecture and not the other way around. And therefor in our attempts to create a better world we are leaving it soulless and impersonal. A copy of anothers work instead of the individual expression of the artist. I think there are very few architects achieving this today, cudos to you and.......... where are you - I need help!!!!!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Theory Project on the Go!!

So we have now received the elusive theory project - to be based on one of the Pritzker prize winners. Mine will be on Kevin Roche, an architect not well known by the current students of the field but i will do my best to understand and critically analyse the works of this Irish Genius!

The man himself.

His most recent work, the Dublin Convention Center.