Potential seems to be the best and worst thing to have. In the five months that I’ve been back at university it has been said many times that I have so much potential. Tutors have said it and fellow students have said it. It’s great to be thought of in…
The Condestable’s House by Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos in Pamplona, Spain.
Work Of Art: Whitney Museum of American Art by Marcel Breuer-
The Whitney was opened in 1966 and was designed whilst Breuer was at the height of his career. With its granite clad walls, its single window and its protruding overhang, the front of the Whitney is quite intimidating. Is is unlike any other building in its vicinity and very sculptural. The space was designed with minimal internal supports and windows so that it could be extremely flexible, changing as and when it needed to suit each exhibition. These pictures were taken by Architecture photographer Ezra Stoller.
Sergison Bates & Jean-Paul Jaccaud - Social housing and nursery, Geneva 2011. The new building seeks to reconcile the disjointed fabric of the historic block. The mass weaves in and out to connect the plots adjacent buildings, and is broken up vertically with a podium level in reaction to nearby building heights. The thickened concrete facade is specially mixed to tonally respond to the context, structurally supports the building, and creates a sense of shelter for the residents. Brass windows within add additional warmth to the units. Various pathways and circulation routes are carved out to ensure there is permeability both at the public urban level, and to encourage community interaction at the residential levels. Like most projects out of the office, the building is a highly articulated, understated design that is the result of a highly considered relationship between the occupants and their urban context. Via, photos (C) Alain Grandchamp.
This is my unit at university! Rock on Unit 7.
Hadspen Belvedere | Alumnos de la Unit 7 en la Facultdad de Arquitectura de la London Metropolitan University | Hadspen; Reino Unido | 2010