Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

Spanish Pavilion for Expo Shanghai 2010

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

The Spanish Pavilion for Expo Shanghai 2010 really is a work of art. The concept of the building is based on the handicraft of making wicker baskets, a handicraft evidnet in both China the expo hosts and Spain. See the an extract about the concept from the architects Miralles Tagliabue EMBT below.

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“The project proposed by EMBT consists on developing the handicraft technique of the wicker into a practice of construction. With this goal in mind, the universal language of the material works to build a bridge between East and West, and among Spain and China. With the volumetric, material, and structural inspirations of a wicker basket array, the void of the stands will mold a pavilion in which tubular metallic supports will sustain a wicker grid that will filter the light and function as a climatic membrane that wraps the pavilion.”

It really is a spectacular pavilion and worth checking out in greater detail on the EMBT website.

image courtesy miralles tagliabue EMBT

image courtesy miralles tagliabue EMBT

image courtesy miralles tagliabue EMBT

image courtesy miralles tagliabue EMBT

The Highline Park NYC

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Built in the 1930’s The Highline is an old overhead railway line to take heavy freight trains off the streets of Manhattans West Side. Instead of demolishing this rail line, it was salvaged by the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation to become a park area in the sky above city traffic. Designed by the architectural firm Diller Scofido + Renfro the highline experience is definitely recommended.











New Museum New York

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

On a recent visit to New York, I had the pleasure of visiting the New Museum 235 Bowery Street. It really is a spectacular building both inside and outside. In fact recently Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, partners in the architectural firm, SANAA who designed the museum, have been chosen as the 2010 Laureates of the Pritzker Architecture Prize for their designs.


Abstract Shapes From Inside the Belly of Liberty!

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

This photograph of the interior of the Statue of Liberty has nice abstract shapes and pretty cool details. We like to show nice images so I thought we’d post it up!


Nice Architectural Feature

Friday, February 12th, 2010

I always try to take photos of nice architectural features like the one below which I saw in JFK airport New York. This effective design allows light in through the roof, while also adding a visually pleasing aspect to the building, especially the order/pattern of the circular roof windows. Its a nice simple design feature.