At first I didn’t think this was anything special, my was I wrong. Its absolutely the most gorgeous parking structure I’ve ever seen. It’s probably the most unique building in Miami. On top of being a garage, its also a private residence with a roof garden, a high end clothing store and numerous shops on the ground floor. I’ll let the picture say the rest.
Archive for category: Architecture
I planned a class trip to New Haven to see some of the more well know architecture.
David S. Ingalis Hockey Rink
Ezra Stiles College
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Joint (I think ) is an installation that was done by MIT architecture students during the summer. It uses the latest software and fabrication techniques. Just when you can’t think of new ways to use tradition wood joints for contemporary architectural forms there’s joint. Interesting how it has aged over the last 2 months.
Bento Express Boston’s new reopening. There’s a scripted folded screen that was generated parametrically such that each piece within the partition is unique. Project by Grant Scott and Catherine Winfield
While Kuma San never really talk about his urban design projects, I find them fairly interesting. They are not the most innovative designs, but he is convincing. For some reason, he was able to create a mall that’s not indoors. And this is difficult because its fairly hot in the summer in Beijing, and many contemporary malls in China are indoors, and lacks any relationships with its site. Additionally, there’s enough program and circulation on the site such that it is very friendly to a street audience. Its relatively active all hours of the day, and in a way, I think its successful in a city that doesn’t have a lot of enjoyable public spaces.
Craig Boney’ made this sweet statue. He had it in his head for a while and said one day he just felt like making it. Well, here it is. Sadly, it has to come down in a few day. The Details in this thing is amazingly simple but the effect is so dramatic. I’m surprised “ONE MAN” made this.
Mies Van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion
Mies was offered the commission of this building in 1928 after his successful administration of the 1927 Werkbund exhibition in Stuttgart. The German Republic entrusted Mies with the artistic management and erection of not only the Barcelona Pavilion, but for the buildings for all the German sections at the 1929 Universal Exhibition. However, Mies had severe time constraints—he had to design the Barcelona Pavilion in less than a year—and was also dealing with uncertain economic conditions.
REACH : FREELON GROUP’s installation of built projects exhibited at MIT WOLK gallery.
So a bunch of buddy’s and I went to Financial district to check out the protest at 6am this morning. Apparently this march has been on plan for a few weeks now. But tropical storm moves in on the same day….. so we were stupid, at 6am there were 1 tent and 20 people out protesting (see B+W pictures). And after 20 minutes of just walking around thinking we missed the crowd we ducked into the Hyatt Regency in SF. It was designed by Atlanta based John Portman Architects & Associates. I love the building. And every holiday they really deck it out with the lights. I wish I had more time to spend in this place, its pretty magical. All in all I wished I had spent more time on the protest but I couldn’t stand to wait for the weather to die down.
After 1 Month of Exploration. I can Say I have a good set of Architecture + Social Images of MIT. Was it a lot of work for a little pay….? Dam right it was. Was it worth it? Yes because Now I know what it means to document a place Millions have seen before but perhaps not in the eye of an architect.