Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Morphogenesis - Uttarayan township Siliguri

This time i thought i would post some projects by indian firm and give everyone a peek at what kind of work , these firms are doing. First post is a township in Siliguri by morphogenesis. Overall structuring of the township seems very interesting.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Why Architecture - Grand Rapid Art Museum- lead gold certified

A very well Structured Building by Why architecture for the Grand Rapid Art Museum. The Few Elements that stands out are the three cube which act as skylight for the art galary and let the filtered light which would be appropriate for viewing art and the Entrance Canopy which sort of extends out and give the building that extra volume which is very light yet very prominent in its presence.
The three cube at the top of a building glows like three small latern and gives out a perfect example of form which is totally function oriented.
Which total hight of 74 feet, with floor to floor height of 19feet and top floor being 20 feet and the skylight being another 15 feet ,Buidling on the exterior has very clear lines smart geometory.
Also a project like museum gives a fabulous chance to try out something like this , as a canopy like this done in some commercial project would come under Covered area and that would mean lossing out on sellable space and thus , most offen or not , we see very small canopy's hugging the entrance of a building , which makes me think , we ought to think over what should be considered under ground coverage and what not and to what extened the present guidlines for the Ground Coverage hinders the creativity of a project.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Villa Anber - Low Cost Housing Saudi Arabia

Charles Correa - Artist Village , Mumbai

Moshe Safdi - Habitat'67

Habitat ‘67 developed out of architect Moshe Safdie’s 1961 thesis design project and report ("A Three-Dimensional Modular Building System" and "A Case for City Living" respectively). The building was realized as the main pavilion and thematic emblem for the International World Exposition and its theme, Man and His World, held in Montreal in 1967 . Born of the socialist ideals of the 1960s, Safdie’s thesis housing project explored new solutions to urban design challenges and high-density living. His ideas evolved into a three-part building system which pioneered the combined use of a three-dimensional urban structure, specific construction techniques (the prefabrication and mass-production of prototypal modules), and the adaptability of these methods to various site conditions for construction conceivably around the world (Safdie would later be commissioned to design other 'Habitat' projects in North America and abroad).The outcome of Safdie’s thesis explorations, Habitat ’67 in essence gives life to these ideas. The design for Habitat relies on the multiple use of repetitive elements, called boxes or modules, which were arranged to create 16 differently configured living spaces, for a total of 158 residences within the complex.