Archive for September, 2008

Discussion from 09/15/08

September 22, 2008

NOTHING CAN REMAIN IMMENSE IF IT CAN BE  SHRUNK INTO HUMAN SCALE BY MEASURING.

NOTHING IS PERFECT BUT WE AS HUMAN BEINGS TRY TO MAKE IT.

OUR EXPERIENCES IN LIFE GIVE US THE ABILITY TO SEE IN 3-D.

PERSPECTIVE IS A DISTORTION OF REALITY.

“YOU DON’T LOSE WHEN YOU RESTRICT, YOU GAIN.” ( PETER TURCHI)

I find this interesting because , you are creating boundaries which leaves less room for creativity. On the other hand it  creates a structure from which you can work around so that you are not faced with an infinite amount of possibilities.

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Class discussion of hard and soft lines

September 15, 2008

September 7, 2008

Architecture  is the rythm of Nature.

Architecture  are the different colors  that when put together  give an emotion, an action, a purpose.

Architecture is what is happening today, what happened  years ago and what will happen years from now  all put together for the innovation of a new architecture.

Architecture is the act of surprise

Architecture is the harmony and rythm of a design

Oscar Niemeyer

September 7, 2008
“I am not attracted to straight angles or to the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. I am attracted to the free-flowing, sensual curves. The curves that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuousness of its rivers, in the waves of the ocean, and on the body of the beloved woman. Curves make up the entire Universe, the curved Universe of Einstein.” (Oscar Niemeyer)
 

I was writing a bibliography about Oscar Niemeyer and  I ran across this quote about what he likes in  his designs. I made me wonder about what I like when I observe a building. I like his work but most importantly I like the fact that he is from my country . I  had to do a project that I had to explore and discribe why I liked a certain architect and I choose Zaha Hadid. I like her work beccause she  uses  a lot of horizontal  and vertical lines which gives her buildings movement. She also plays with colors, like during the day a building looks one color but at night another color. Every time  I find out she will be the architect for some project I never know what to expect and that is best part  of her architecture : the  SURPRISE.

 

 

 

Part of a Quote By a Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer

September 7, 2008

“… I do only what appeals to me, quite freely, convinced as I am that architecture is above all a matter of invention. Moreover, I believe in intuition, and see architectural creation as something very personal that you cannot teach or learn. Each architect must have his own architecture…” ( Oscar Niemeyer)

I agree with him because you can not teach some one a way to think about architecture . Every person has their own experiences and views of the world with therefor create their own  architecture.