Saturday, 10 December 2011

Ice Cube Celebrates The Eames

Who knew the rapper Ice Cube was an architectural drafter before he started his rap career?

A great video; I highly recommend watching it.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Working with Triangles

I am so sorry I've disappeared for months and months but I've been too busy with my actual interior design work for uni and my other blog so my apologies!

The latest project that I'm working on at the moment is a hotel that's more than 10 storys high but about 8 metres narrow, so I started looking for precedent studies and came across the shibuya-ku house by the architect yuko nagayama and was inspired but the triangular shape of this atrium and the shapes it created in the interior spaces as a result

The atrium was designed to let as much natural light in as possible due to it being overshadowed by tall buildings around it; which is also the case with the site we were given.



love that triangular corner it creates; makes it an interesting hallway to walk through.

But working with triangles is very difficult as you can imagine, it creates a lot of dead space and it is very hard to create comfortable, practical and habitable areas around it.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Travel and Frank Gehry

When I was researching for my trip to Canada in June, I was really excited to find Frank Gehry's AGO (art gallry of Ontario) and surprised it is his only work in Ontario considering he was born in Toronto.

This is a north-west digitalised view of the building ( I could'nt get a good photo off the internet, but hopefully when i visit it i could click some) 

The interiors are just amazing. love the sculptural staircase and maze-like passageway 

This is my favourite part of the building. I absolutely love the wooden beams and the glass, theres something about it that is so inspiring and beautiful.

This video clearly illustrates the gallery's contents and the building itslef. ENJOY!

The design is remarkable and very different from the likes of the Walt Disney concert hall in LA which displays his style of deconstructivism.

Walt Disney concert hall in downtown LA completed in 2003

the main auditorium 
sketch by Gehry