The Church of Light

The Church of Light by Tadao Ando

The Church of light is situated in the tiny town of Ibaraki which is outside the sprawling metropolis of Osaka, Japan. By really placing importance on the wall and its consequence of the individual really contrasts and disagrees with many ideas of modernity in architecture since the 1920s. To Ando, the concrete walls play into …

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Beijing Olympic Stadium

Beijing Olympic Stadium – How a bird’s nest housed Olympics?

In 2002, Beijing was selected as the venue of the Summer Olympics 2008. Soon after then, dozens of international teams of architects and engineers were invited to design an iconic structure for the Olympics. The design brief was to build a structure for about 1,00,000 spectators which would be reduced to 80,000 spectators after the …

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Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando- The Architect of Light

Tadao Ando (born September thirteen, 1941), a Japanese self-taught architect whose approach to design and landscape was classified by field historiographer Francesco Dal Co as “critical regionalism”. Ando was born a number of minutes before his twin brother in 1941 in the metropolis, Japan. However, at the age of 2, his family selected to separate them, and have Tadao stick out his grandparent. Early Life of Tadao Ando He worked as a teamster and boxer before deciding on the profession …

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The Glass House

The Glass House – A house with an “expensive wallpaper”

The Glass House Located in New Canaan, Connecticut, this is considering one of the remarkable works of Modern architecture. Philip Johnson, the architect of the house, built the simple yet perfect structure in 1949. Inspired by Farnsworth House designed by his mentor Mies van der Rohe, the Glasshouse is a masterpiece of Philip Johnson. Context …

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Ng Teng Fong and Jurong Community hospital, Singapore

“Every patient a window” Ng Teng Fong and Jurong Community Hospital, Singapore

Sustainability has become a necessity in buildings everywhere. It can widely see in residences and commercial outlets. Also, that has yet to penetrate public buildings like hospitals. It is imperative to bring about a change as hospitals are one of the major consumers of energy all over the globe. However, the wave of change has …

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The Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art: Museum as a piece of Art

Pushing a column-free design to its limits, Renzo Piano and a team of innovative architects and engineers bring unique exhibition space to the Meatpacking District. However, the Whitney Museum of American Art was founded in 1931 by sculptor, socialite, and art collector Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Whitney settled in its first purpose-built home designed by Marcel …

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Top 20 Architecture Colleges in India

The practice of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures is referred to as architecture. Architects design and plan the building and restoration of houses, businesses, retail stores, and other buildings. Architects have various career options in the building and design fields. Candidates may apply for positions in both the private and public …

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Habib University- Design A Learning Community

The ideology itself stands as an unprecedented idea in the context of Karachi. Institutes in Karachi are mostly revolves around isolated formal learning. Whereas Habib University envisioned it as space where the three diverse disciplines; Science, Engineering, and Arts were interlocked to create a mutually benefitting atmosphere. The architectural translation of the ideology was achieved through a symbiotic relationship between the three key elements; interactivity, openness, and environmentally friendly. The architects aimed to strategize these elements to create active spaces that enhance interdisciplinary interaction in the university.

The Indian Habitat Centre – Climatologically sound building

The Indian Habitat Centre is designed by American architect Joseph Allen Stein, It is a convention centre located at Lodhi Road in New Delhi. However, it is India’s most comprehensive convention centre. The central courtyard as well as the exposed brickwork are the main attraction of the building. Also, the centre houses theatre performances, art …

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