Case Studies

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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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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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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Galaxy SOHO Beijing-China, the Marvel of Zaha Hadid

Galaxy SOHO is an Urban complex structure. It is the first of two structures planned by Iraqi-British planner Zaha Hadid, alongside Wangjing SOHO. It is located in the southwest corner of Chaoyangmen Bridge in the second ring street of Beijing, China. The complex features highlight a curvilinear plan comprising of four asymmetric constant designs. Certainly, …

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The history of architecture – From pre-historic to modernism.

Man is a social animal and, food, shelter, and clothing are his basic needs. Even before tracing the roots of the history of architecture as a coined term, the nomadic man aided shelter construction and design. These ideas and techniques evolved in obscure locations with time forming the architectural terminology. The history of architecture: The …

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