Discussing :: Creative architecture - art to live in!

#1

Wice
Creative architecture - art to live in!

I always wished I had studied architecture. I'd love to create amazing buildings and structures with a practical use. NZ seems to lack much creative flair when it comes to buildings - costs always seem to have to take precedence. It wasn't always like that when you look back at some of the amazing old buidlngs we have with their incredible vision and craftsmanship.

I'd love to see the sorts of buildings that Chesley women find interesting or inspiring - whether it be skykscrapers or dolls houses, treehouses or boathouses!

#2

Wice

For starters (back to my holiday again) , here is the School of Design (OCAD) building (The Sharp Centre) in Toronto. It's quite jaw-dropping to look at. The giant 26 metre tall multicoloured poles are said to represent crayons. and pencils.

You can find the architects notes here:
http://www.ocad.ca/about_ocad/overview/sharp_centre.htm
or
http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/sharpcentre/index.htm


Anna

id kinda expect this to fall over...

#3

Rosie

you'd kind of expect a school of design to have an artistic building, wouldn't you?

#4

Rosie

Here's one at Zollverein Uni in Germany (school of design)


Wice

That really gives the impression that the building is totally empty. - just a shell. I wonder if it is or this is an optical illusion.


Anna

its cool from the outside... but like being in there ... theres so much without windows.. i dont like that....

#5

Rosie

or there's ironbank in Akld here


Wice

Shoe boxes?


Rosie

Kinda like shoeboxes. They are the same shape.

#6

Rosie

or the NZI centre in Akld also - very cool!

#7

Rosie

I love this container city here:
They're proposing that they make it into a new prison & get the prisoners to contruct it. More info here:
http://eyeofthefish.org/crusher-collins-cracks-containerisation/

#8

Wice

Containers seem to be getting used more and more as building blocks. They always look quite pristine so I'd be interested to know whether architects start with new or recycled containers in mind.

This looks like a cool sort of playhouse to me rather than a prison!

#9

Rosie

That'd be the best playhouse! Imagine the hide & seek you could play!


Wice

It does have that feeling about it... miight not be so good at a prison!

#10

Wice

This strange construction s the New Taipei City Museum of Art..

"the museum's exterior form is generated by a sprawling and undulating roof canopy which interconnects the established urban fabric to produce an iconic and dynamic center"


KH

Wow. That is different and rather amazing.


Anna

wow thats crazy looking!! i think id be a little creeped out living there though for some reason!!

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