a whale explodes
For a moment there I thought I made friends. Maybe because 2 of my favorite people are celebrating today and I miss them so much loneliness is just enhanced today.
At arch260 the construction class today we were looking at doors and the professor introduced us to this beautiful door/house. The video introducing the door with the little girl and her cast is great!
Olson Kundig Architects
Philosophy class, been to 17 lectures so far, this was the first time I drifted away, all because of the shadow composition of the stool + window. So beautiful.
Today’s tutorials, first two are my teams, really liked the 3rd image, by Ina’s team who did the colorful dwgs last time!
love the composition
Reminded me of the Crystal Palace (1854)
But when occupied it looks so much better than the kitchiness of the CP.
Charles Dutert (architect), Contamin, Pierron and Charton (engineers), Hall of Machines at the Exposition Universelle in Paris, (1887-1889)
A large U-shaped exhibition hall was built on the Champ de Mars for the Exposition Universelle of 1889. The arts were housed in the side wings, while the general exhibition of Industry was found in the Great Hall at the top end. Immediately behind it was the Hall Of Machines; the Eiffel Tower was built in front of the open courtyard at the opposite end. Next to the tower, the Hall of Machines was the most spectacular building of the exposition. With a length of 420 meters, and a hight of 43.5 meters, it covered a surface area of 46,000 meters without supports. The huge roof was composed of three hinged arches; it’s truss box profile approximately 3.5 by 0.75 meters in size. In contrast to London’s Crystal Palace, It may be thought of as a mature piece of engineering in which only steel was employed. Components were no longer plugged and wedged but non-positively connected with hot rivets. The hall probably had the technical nature of it’s exhibits to thank for the fact that it was spared the decoration lavished on the other buildings at the exhibition. Only the white panes of glazing were partially embellished with blue ornamentation.