Published on March 10, 2014
The essay on a theme: «A Future Architect’s and Geographer’s View» The work is done by I. Ornatskaya The work is verified by T.V. Prylypko Zaporizhzhya 2013 year
Contents Architecture for humanity Museums and Galleries Commercial Hotels and Hospitality Parks and Public Spaces Stadiums and Sports Facilities Tall Buildings High-rise gardening Great Future Projects Inference
Architecture for humanity Architecture views are representations of the overall architecture that are meaningful to one or more stakeholders in the system. The architect chooses and develops a set of views that will enable the architecture to be communicated to. The "style" is really quite varied and has a number of different influences. Even though a definition of the term is difficult to articulate, contemporary homes typically include unusually shaped frame, an open floor plan, oversized windows, and the use of "green“. Such homes also often have an organic design, fitting into the surrounding space.
Museums and Galleries Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Museum expansions designed by prominent architects often result in a new main entrance to the addition’s grand (and new) lobby/party hall. In many cases, this reorientation of the circulation gives visitors no visual knowledge of the original museum, but an extraordinary structure. Knut Hamsun Center Steven Holl made his first sketches for the Knut Hamsun Center, Norway, in 1994. During this long gestation period the building entered the collective consciousness to the point that it was as if it really existed — it is said that tourists ventured to the site to find no building at all.
Commercial 50 New Bond Street and 14 St George Street, United Kingdom. A mixed-use revitalization of three buildings on a London block, anchored by two office buildings for the investment firm Scottish Widows. It is a luxury residential building with ground-floor retail space; Eric Parry Architects refurbished the 18 apartments above. The development also includes a central courtyard shared by the three buildings.
Hotels and Hospitality Axis Viana Hotel Viana do Castelo, Portugal The architects designed a stack of volumes that create a Lego effect, allowing the shape of the hotel to change depending on the perspective. From some vantage points it looks long and skinny, like a train. The exterior consists of aluminum, black glass, and green stone—a combination that generates subtle green reflections. Naked Stables Private Reserve Ben Wood Studio Shanghai Fusing nature and luxury, the architects wanted the reserve's guest rooms to feel like an extension of the landscape. The rooms take the form of individual tree-top villas. the architects housed the reserve's educational and cultural facilities (which include the teahouse and a pottery studio) in round bamboo structures
Park and public place Virginia Avenue Park Expansion Santa Monica, California In 1999, Koning Eizenberg Architecture and Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects were commissioned to design the Virginia Avenue Park expansion. The public restrooms on the southern end are adjacent to a new children’s water-play area and playground. A former warehouse was converted into a teen center with a courtyard nearby
Stadiums and Sports Facilities Olympic Stadium Gerkan, Marg und Partner (GMP), Kiev, Ukraine The stadium was renovated to host a major soccer tournament, Euro 2012—seen as an important way of improving Ukraine's image. However, the building's role as a national symbol is balanced against its responsibilities as a piece of the city. “We have designed stadia elsewhere that are more spectacular,” says Hoffmann, “but here we are in the middle of the city and didn't want to be so 'noisy.' ”
Tall buildings Sports City Tower Doha, Qatar The Sports City Tower, constructed in Doha, Qatar, for the 15th Asian Games last November and December is not a practical building. They were instructed to produce a building that would become a memorable symbol for the fast-growing country. Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai, China Upon its completion last year, the Shanghai World Financial Center, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), became the world’s tallest building—sort of. The Shanghai World Financial Center still cuts through the skyline of China’s financial capital.
High-rise gardening Soon all eyes will surely be on the Bosco Verticale when it opens in Milan at the end of this year. The new skyscraper promises to bring a hectare of forest into the city's central business district, as well as hundreds of new homes. Rather than cold steel and glass, the surface of this high-rise will ripple with organic life. "I have yet to see very many of these 'living building' designs become reality, which is why the Bosco Verticale is such a big deal," she says. The team working on the project includes botanists as well as engineers.
Great Future Projects Shimizu Mega-City Pyramid 14 times higher than the Great Pyramid of Giza, the technology to create this massive structure doesn’t yet exist—the super- strong, lightweight materials required are still in development. Floating over the Tokyo Bay, the mega pyramid would be comprised of 204 smaller pyramids stacked eight high. There will be the residential, commercial and leisure areas. ‘My Dream, Our Vision’ by Design Act Singapore-based design firm Design Act created the ‘My Dream, Our Vision’ concept for the World Expo Singapore Pavilion Competition. It uses permutated cubes to generate a pixelated-looking sculptural building that that looks like an illuminated ‘digital cloud’
Inference The fact that there is a general belief in a future life is no evidence of its truth. Architecture can influence human behavior in many ways. Architects do not just consider the shape of a building; they also need to design the structure to be visually appealing, and to make its visitors comfortable. In addition I want to say that we should appreciate people who try to refine our world.
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