a film by Joseph Hillel and Patrick Demers.
57 minutes + 59 minutes of bonus materials
In 1967, at the end of a career spanning more than six decades, which included the design of Seagram Building in New York, The Lake Shore Drive Apartment Buildings in Chicago, and The Neue National Galerie in Berlin, architect Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) designed a simple gas station near Montreal. The story of that gas station serves as the point of departure for REGULAR OR SUPER, which examines Mies' entire body of work (more than 70 buildings) and sparse style that reflects his motto : "Less is More"
Mies is undoubtedly one of the biggest architect in 20th century and my favorite.
He designed Timeless building to amazingly well known chair... his work still exist today, his chair always used by nowadays designer in the interior,.. and it does not look old.
even most of so called "star-architect" nowadays can not match his level of design..
Less is More is the most famous quotes in the world.. motto and way of life.
and it is Chrystal clear in his work.
Well,... I'm not going to talk about Mies' history and work further than this ( simply this is not the place really) but The movie tells it cleverly. You will understand why Mies works are special, Why something so simple can be so attractive and timeless.. Why something very carefully designed does not look like it was designed at all (in ordinary people eyes),... and most importantly why Less is More..
"Less is More" IS the very foundation of "Design not Decorative" which is I believe it is the core of design.
No,.. it is not Babel Tower.... is it ?!
It Burj Khalifa,... or some people say it is the modern Babel, just.... this time God doesn't give a Sh"t about it, and not messing around with language anymore....
Visiting The Highest Building in the world is quite an experience.
This is surely a great achievement of mankind, culture and civilization.
The Scale is so enormous... Gigantic I must say.
Claimed to be the first vertical city in the world..
Before reaching the top, I was bombard with history, the Design, progress video, the team who build it, Their Visions and Quotes.
Yes It is Marvelous,.. Engineering Marvel. Need to endure lots of hard work and determination,...
source : wikipedia
This is the highest Ground I've reach so far.. 124th floor Sky Balcony.
highest outdoor observation deck in the world, at 452 m (1,483 ft).
Seeing the city with the new perspective.. It feels different...not just because of height, but also feels like seeing the world with "god" like angle of view.Watching the city as if I watch a group of ants colony doing their activity... working, find food, building nest, feeds the queen (bureaucrats and the rich in case of human world),.. even sometimes the skyscraper looks like ants tower...
Can you see the similarity ?! well... I do..
I saw human society in such an interesting way in here...
source : personal photos
a Souvenir from top of the world !!
Dimensions : (h) 278mm/109 inches, (w) 96mm/3.8 inches.
containg three pack of different part of the building, one for the base, one for the structure, and the last one is the body.
one booklet of brief history and LEGO step by step manual.
This is one of my favourite place in Bali to watch sunset. The name is Potato Head and Lilin. Two restourant under the same roof..
Every corner are amazing !! You can realy feel the impact of good design in this place. Well, a lot of mix style actually, but the architect manage to combine them nicely.
The Architect is one of my favourite indonesian architect.. He did lots of great buildings.
Entering this building is like reading a book, there is a journey from "Prolog" which is the entrance... then you walk a curve corridor filled with a gentle lights coming from gaps of vintage style windows...
The "Main Chapter" is the curve architecture towards the sea.. Brilliant configuration of space where everyone in every corner can see the sunset.. as if the amphitheater where the sun is the actor.
The Perfect Sunset as the Perfect Ending for the Journey...Relax and enjoying the view beside the pool or simply at your table.. Priceless Happy Ending..
year : 2009
type : competition held by Local Government (1st prize)
Team : Yori Antar, Adria Ricardo, Reginald Agusalim, Paskalis, Monica Renata, Grace, Varani, Yurike, and Noviardi Prasetya.
It such a pity that this winning idea was not build, not really sure whether Government was serious about initiating this project at the first place. Despite that, the city screaming for better transportation and infrastructure. Traffic has getting worse and worse, took too long to travel from one place to another.
What we did was creating a system to accommodate and to link various transportation. the connection was made in various layer of different height. connect land, water, and underground line..
The architecture translate the movement into a tangible object, which is the building itself. The Flow determine the shape of the building.
source : ArchDaily , By Vanessa Quirk
The Nave of York Minster Abbey covered in 1500 square meters of grass to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. © STANDALONE PHOTO
York Minster Abbey, one of the largest Gothic Cathedrals in Europe, was decked out with 1,500 square meters of – what else - grass.
The occasion for the makeover, the York Minster Rose Dinner to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.
These Pictures are amazing,.. The combination of Gothic Detail and Green Grass is a mind-blowing. Simple and Clever idea creates a Powerful impact...
Feels like I want to lie down and just enjoy the space,.. a very bizarre feeling yet amazing if you think of two contradicting concept come together. Fells like Outdoor because of the grass, yet it is indoor of a human achievement of architecture,..a high celing of stone but beneath your feet is a soft live grass, spreading the summer smell and reflecting a dim light from the cathedral windows.
Call me Old Fashion !! But I love the architecture model.
And I believe architecture model still have a very important role.. even now,.
I can feel the space more clearly with models, even after I try them in 3D architecture software. 3D software for me is just 2.5D,.. event though I can feel the height, width and length..control it, rotate, move, etc it still fells like something is missing...
One of the reason maybe because it's on flat screen, not tangible object..
In this project I decided to go for it, make one, for the project and for me, my self..
Using Container as a modular spaces is not a new ideas in architecture, They've already applied in cost efficient and modular houses, offices, and temporary spaces. But still you can not ignore them when you came across to the idea, especially when they nicely designed and finished.
This Restaurant came up with the idea of using container as their design core and theme. but they are not use it just to get urban looks, but I think they use them cleverly. Utilize the Spaces inside and refurbished them nicely as a private room or meeting room. They even use the structure frame of the container as their advantages to gain more space the can get by put them cantilever of the building.
Urban character of the container have been stretched into the furniture and other detail of the restaurant. Door, Windows, Bar, menu, and event the toilet.. Overall this place is one of the example of nicely done and designed restaurant.
I honestly think that Green Architecture is more than just incorporate tree or plant in the building. But it should be more than meet the eyes, system, energy used, daily waste, in short.. Green Architecture have to continuously perform as long as its there. By that means... I think there is NO Green Architecture at all in my country, as far as I know.
What happened is "looking green" architecture... What I mean is Green only on the surface, simply putting plants and trees on your building facade and suddenly you claim it as "Green Architecture". It doesn't work that way....
But It is one step closer to Green Architecture, It does create something nice to see, an Oasis in the Desert (of Jakarta's concrete jungle).
source : CTBUH
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters (around 2,000 feet) – that’s twice the height of the Eiffel Tower. Two years ago, prior to the completion of the Burj Khalifa, this building type did not exist. And yet, by 2020, we can expect at least eight such buildings to exist internationally. The term “supertall” (which refers to a building over 300 meters) is thus no longer adequate to describe these buildings: we are entering the era of the “megatall.” This term is now officially being used by the Council to describe buildings over 600 meters in height, or double the height of a supertall
Figure 1. Diagram of the predicted World's 20 Tallest in the year 2020 as of Dec 2011 © CTBUH
It is also useful to understand the tallest 20 in 2020 in the context of global tall building trends. The average height of these twenty buildings is predicted to be 598 meters (1,962 feet). Yet, as we stand at the end of 2011, there are actually only 61 buildings currently in existence over 300 meters (the threshold for “supertall”). Until recently, in fact, the completion of a supertall was rather a rare occurrence, with only 15 supertalls completing in the 65 years between the world’s first such building (New York’s Chrysler Building, 1930) and 1995. It was only in the mid 1990s that it became common for more than one supertall to be added to the lists annually, with 1995 being the last year when no supertalls were completed. Now, less than two decades later, the number of supertalls completed annually has entered double digits, and is set to continue to rise. Meanwhile, the number of megatalls set to complete in the upcoming decade is similar to the number of supertalls completed in the 90s (see Figure 7). In terms of height, therefore, 600 m seems to be the new 300
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