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Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Architecture

Architecture and Optical Illusions

Architecture and Optical Illusions

Good Morning !!!  Optical illusions in architecture started with our ancestors in mosaic, paintings etc… Now with the evolution of technology and design we have some really interesting sites. Enjoy.                ...

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Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Architecture

Lullaby Factory, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Lullaby Factory, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Good Morning !!! I can’t find the words to describe how great this project is. It’s unique and exquisite. It’s about the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, and the Southwood Building, which dates back to the 1930s. The hospital is supposed to overlook a landscape, but now it is blocked by the old building for 15 years. So they decided to create something fun in the limited space they have for the children to enjoy and feel good when they look outside. Studio Weave has imaginatively metamorphosed the mysterious pipes and plant of the Southwood Building into a secret world that cannot be seen except from inside the hospital and cannot be heard by the naked ear, only by tuning in to its radio frequency or from a few special listening pipes. I love this project and I hope you love it too, so tell me what you...

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Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Architecture

From a power station into an architecture museum

From a power station into an architecture museum

Good Morning !!! One of the best known landmarks in London, the Battersea power station, will be transformed into an architecture museum. Atelier Zündel Cristea (AZC) won the competition to design this iconic building. Personally I think they did a great job. From the moment I laid my eyes on the design, I was captivated. I didn’t need to check their concept or what they had in mind because it’s obvious, it’s all about fun, I know fun is relative for every person, but these architects knew how to make it appealing for people of all ages. The main focus of this museum won’t be the exhibition of interesting project, but it is to attract each one of us to go, explore, share these stimulating works, and therefore educate people. The notable integration of the roller coaster creates a connection between the building and it’s surroundings, by providing a great view of the city and of this remarkable site that is Grade II*...

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Posted by on Mar 10, 2013 in Books

Ars Sacra Christian art in the western world

Ars Sacra Christian art in the western world

Good Morning !!! what I’m going to tell you about this book won’t give it justice, but I’ll do my best.  Ars Sacra is not a normal book, it’s a time machine that will transport you from the early beginnings of Christian art and architecture which started in the catacombs of the third-century in Rome, to our present day. It’s a monumental book where you can find mainly everything  concerning art and architecture pictures, and not only from a wide angle but you will enjoy the details in a way only the artist saw with some amazing close ups.  It doesn’t end here, the text is very well researched to carry you with the pictures to another dimension where everything is defined and clear for you to understand the transition between one era to the other. When I said it’s a monumental book I didn’t only mean from the figurative aspect but also the tactile one since it weighs almost 22 pounds (10 kg), and contains over 800 pages...

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