Architecture &: FUTURE

We are in this new era of architectural design where the technology around us has been helping us so much in the actual design of projects. Parametricism is a new way of finding a code in nature and actually finding information for it to create a completely new design. It is very interesting in the fact that this new revolution we are in will completely change our notions of cities and buildings and actually connect us more as people.

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Architecture &: AFFECT

Architecture, can have an affect on individuals. The affect is defined as the subjective transposition of the quantity of instinctual energy. Affect is always attached to a place and the notion of place is fundamental to architecture. The sensations a place has upon arrival and stay there has an affect on a person.

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Architecture &: FEMINISM

Article by: Shristi Sinani | Greetings from the most overused, overrated, misunderstood, modern day locution, Feminism! The aim of this piece of work is to explain, the nitty gritty lying within and around the term and how it makes its nook in the field of architecture. Because we all think we understand what ‘feminism’ means, but let’s all be on the same page for the sake of this article, shall we?

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How Much Do You Know About: Antoni Gaudi

Antoni Gaudi… An oldie… But a good one! He is a prominent architect of Catalan descent, he was from Barcelona, Spain. He was a proponent of Catalan Modernisme–another strain of Art Nouveau–before developing his own style. His work is often cited as being inspired by his love of natural design and modernism... But… How much do YOU really know about him? Let’s put your knowledge to the TEST.

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Architecture &: OUTER SPACE 3

We looked at several examples from the finalists to NASA's competition about designing 3D printed habitats. Why 3D printing? Because it is the easiest and most cost-effective way to build on another planet. Sending materials from Earth would cost too much, and we need technology to help us build our future in other planets.

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How Much Do You Know About: Jeanne Gang

Jeanne Gang… An American architect based in Chicago and New York. Who grew up looking up to Lina Bo Bardi, And yes… We know, she actually does not like talking about this fact, but it is a big one: she directs one of the best female-led architecture firms in the world, Studio Gang… But… How much do YOU really know about her? Let’s put your knowledge to the TEST.

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Architecture &: OUTER SPACE 2

Most architects are used to working with models and blueprints, but how do you design something when you have no terrestrial experience of it? When you have never before seen its conditions and limitations. Being space architects is a hard task, because you must figure out a way to have a functioning design that will be moving in a different gravity or which will be faced with arduous radiation and sun exposure.

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How Much Do You Really Know About: Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto… architect, designer, sculptor and painter. He is considered as one of the great leaders of planning, as well as a key advocate of midcentury modernism. His fifty-year career included work in the fields of furniture, textiles, painting, sculpting, landscape, urban planning, glassware, and jewelry. But… How much do YOU really know about him? Let’s put your knowledge to the TEST.

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Architecture &: OUTER SPACE

Space… It sounds like your typical architectural word, where you point to that one room at the corner in a scaled model or in real life and you remind everyone how important it is because this many people fit and you can use it for a bathroom or kitchen… This kind of Space we talk/dream about nowadays however, is scarier.

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How Much Do You Really Know About: Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano… He is an Italian architect who is known for his refined approach to buildings. He was selected as one of the TOP 100 most influential people of all time. He is even highlighted as the most intellectual and curious problem solving architect of our time…. But… How much do YOU really know about him? Let’s put your knowledge to the TEST.

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A Beautifully Buried Tale: Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania

Shristi Sainani: A Beautifully Buried Tale | Tasmania, the island state, lies approximately 250 kilometres further south from Australian mainland. Known for picturesque landscapes showcasing mountainous terrains, gleaming Aurora Australis and its fascinating wilderness. It is the place to be during winters. Specially, if you enjoy steaming-fresh fried fish and chips along side the scenic ship piers on Pacific oceanic grounds. Its people and the ocean share a certain romance; as the landmass there is cut and adorned by crystal blue water features.

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How Much Do You Really Know About: Rem Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas… One of the most controversial architects of our time (you’ll later on know why)… Has shocked the world with his architecture; a beautiful, elegant, and well thought-out buildings that always leave with something to say. He is one of the most famous architects to come from Rotterdam, and is very loved…. But… How much do YOU really know about him? Let’s put your knowledge to the TEST.

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Questions in Architecture

Shristi Sainani: Questions in Architecture | What is this codependency incepting? Can cities be planned in a sense that they induce tolerance? Juhani Pallasmaa brilliantly writes, “Architecture is about the understanding of the world and turning it into a more meaningful and humane place.” Which leads us to what building traits could be incorporated to instil a sense of serenity? Can well planned cities stop violent civil outbreaks? In the world which we call home…

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How Much Do You Really Know About: Kazuyo Sejima

Kazuyo Sejima… One of the most successful WOMAN architect in the world, and also one of the most famous emerging architects from Japan! Everyone loves Japanese architecture, it is sensitive to the human scale, allowing light and playing with the senses. This is Seijma’s expertise. But… How much do YOU really know about her? Let’s put your knowledge to the TEST.

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Architecture &: MUSIC

Rhythm has much to do with the pattern. Patterns can be found in both music, through beat and repetition, but can also be found in shapes or structural elements in architecture. The texture in music has to do with the layering of different sounds and rhythms with different instruments. Materials in architecture can also display texture.

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How Much Do You Really Know About: Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright… Ask the average citizen to name a famous American architect and you can bet that their answer will be Frank Lloyd Wright, I mean… There are many more American architects, but Wright was the epitome of American Architecture. Wright gained such cultural primacy for good reason: he changed the way we build and live. But… How much do YOU really know about him? Let’s put your knowledge to the TEST.

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