Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Guggenheim Museum New York - few details

The normal view of the museum is clean modernist. But this amazing building has some interesting details show to as how complicated was the world of architecture at the time, when this building was created.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Empire State building - view from the top

The first picture shows my first morning in America. becouse of difference of timezones I wake up at 5 o'clock and just wait the moment when the morning light is enough for my first picture.
My first visit I could not help to visit this building. This is the icon, for sure. But the view from it's top is also iconic. Cloudy weather just helps to realise the vertical scale of Manhattan. Yes, it is my personal reflection, I know. A lot of pictures have been made from this position. And different directions of view round about give you almost the same view - chaos of buildings without any order. Propellers by aircondition on the roofs. The mix of building technologies. Easy to imagine the storm of pollutions from this city. Different principles of buildings, different egos. This American dream has been born and built before the crisis. What is the next step of American building industry.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The piece of architecture

German based architectural bureau Bruckner & Brucner started their practice with small nice pavilion installed far from any habitation in the east part of Bavaria near Tirshenreuth. Actually, nowadays this company still keeps this style very clear.  But this one of the first experience, many years ago, still looks innovative and full of inventions. I can not find the info, but as I have been explained by friends, they built this shelter as diploma project for their own money and at the land where they had have private agreement with the owner.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lago Maggiore - the development of flows

 Just another one variation includes three different parts in three different levels. It is more suitable for the slope. I feel I closer and closer to final solution:)

Friday, September 16, 2011

One more almost black piece of architecture...

  This is black hall in Malpenca aeroport in Milano, Italy. This space suddenly appears on the way from Terminal 1 to railway station. It's stunning design looks perfect in contrast to the entire old fashion style of aeroport buildings. Completely up to date even including smoke (first time active smoke for interiors have appeared on last Venice Bienalle). It is good idea to present Milano to arrivals through such sophisticated interior.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Little black dress of modern architecture...

 Normally, when Serpentine gallery invites some architects to build annual pavilion in Kensington garden, itmeans it should be like manifesto. But what if every regular building of the architect already is the manifesto?
After last year announcement that Piter Zumtor is the author of 2011's Serpentine pavilion, everyone was intrigued just because Zumtor's work is always concrete, stone, something strong... Will this temporary pavilion also be build from concrete?... How it could be removed next year?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lago Maggiore - drawings for variation with cantilevered pool

 This plan looks better... Best view from living room and bedroom. And more clear entire form, just three flows.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Lago Maggiore - first drawings

 These drawings have made for concrete structure of ground floor. Actually we think metal structure and wooden structure are also suitable for this house. The basement of this plot of land is very strong, this is cliff. Next step for these drawings we will organize the road at the right side of plot...

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lago Maggiore - cantilevered plunge pool...

 This variation also has pool, in left part at the end of the cantilever.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Lago Maggiore - more details...

 We added the pool. And also few details - openings, windows, partition glass wall.
I still don't like the combination of this form of the house and pool.
But... I think this form is best I've created for this project and, for another things, I want a pool for the house...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lago Maggiore - few changes in basement...

 Just few changes in basement... maybe they are not visible enough for first look.
Now left wing of basement has front inclined face and we added spiral stairs.

Friday, May 27, 2011

ArchMoscow 2011 final assembling

Final assembling at the exhibition area. We are very care about visitors behavior...
Everybody tries touch this model:)))...
By the way, you can see few suspenders above the structure... actually this is reinforcement of these partition-walls, these suspenders NOT belongs to our model.
Our model is completely cantilevered and has only one joint with the wall for each part.
Of course, we tested this structure before... and we've seen it is strong enough!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Arch Moscow 2011 run-up the model part 2

Second composition we have tried absolutely free form...
Chaotic structure wich has two opposite movements, like two waves.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Arch Moscow 2011 run-up the model

Yesterday we erected first part of the model for Arch Moscow 2011,
annual architectural exhibition in Moscow, Russia.
But few days ago we have started reserch with something very simple.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lago Maggiore model 02 support study 03...

 Most simple support structure...
Only basic idea about few streams flowing down the mountain play а role in creation of the image.
Also the idea is viewable enough from the bottom...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lago Maggiore model 02 support study 02...

 This variation has onle three legs as a supporting struucture.
It means the house itself has only one level...
I still like metal as a cladding for this building... We can build wooden structure behind the metal wraping. Cheaper and faster I guess...

Friday, May 13, 2011

Lago Maggiore model 02 support study 01...

 Some wrong intersections are inside the structure.... This model is still in progress.
In this case support structure works as the underground level...

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Zaha Hadid MAXXI museum details...

This is second time I visited this site. Mostly I was attracted by details... Small, sometimes invisible things but important for real construction. My external overview describes few level-top professional solutions for compression joints. It is always important for such a big concrete building.
Two pictures below are just to refresh a look.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lago Maggiore sections...

Offf..... course... I realise end face should not be metal.... this is only simple rendering.
But these metal looks are realy cool.
I can just dream about real size casting or 3D printing with metal powder....

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lago Maggiore external cladding stady

Some of new ideas for final decision regarding external cladding...
Actually the subconstraction completely depends on material of the cladding.
Behind the metal it could be metal or wooden structure... but when outside surface looks like concrete it means entire structure is concrete...
Overview of the form is here:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Overturned house...

This one is completely regular traditional house, it has pitched roof, fireplace tube, one store...
The house just overturned 180 degrees, becouse chimney pipe is a good thing for support entire building on the slop...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Escher's reality in garage

You thought that build Escher's ojects is absolutely no way?... You are wrong... Actually me too... But this guy doesn't no us and our oppinions... He has hisown-one. Wellcome to 3D reality in garage:)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Le Corbuiser painting in the nude

Le Corbuiser painting in the nude. Had no idea, he had those gnarly scars on his leg!
I respect Le Corbuiser a lot... After this picture much more.... He was realy cool:)... Because a man with a scar is always cool.
The scar was apparently caused by a boat accident: a small boat hit Corb while he was swimming and he got badly cut by the propeller.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

2011 IMM Cologne - Leolux approach...

Leolux itself is the most attractive stand every year of exhibition.... Someone created it few moments after cofeshop visiting I think:)))....  Fantasticaly "Avatar" like real size mushrooms... Brightest neon leather's colors for firniture samples.... Non-regular forms for armchairs, side-tables, sofas and so... Always crowdy here (these pictures made in staff time, you can meet Piter Maly here this evening) and always you can find to see something interesting....

Saturday, January 22, 2011

2011 IMM Cologne - find new...

Slowly wandering trough rows of stands I checked almost all famous brands... Actualy if they change color of leather wraping for furniture or just invented new side-table I can not say someone created collection... A lot of brands did like this... and they hopefully see to visitors awaiting for interest and approval. A lot of top managers normally there.... meetings and discussions... What are they discuss if they had nothing done before?
And finaly I found not so crowdy place with realy nice and stylish, exactly architecturaly looks like collection. The best one is "Ora Gamy" by Ora Ito. If you are the fun of "Star wars", me - fun, this chair is you must have:)))..... or you should convince your client by this... or you can disign house where this chair is to the point.... If you like this. I like.

Friday, January 21, 2011

2011 IMM Cologne

Patient still alive.... not die indeed.... To my opinion, only one reason exists for visiting Cologne - to see how in crisis time everything is going on. And compare to last year. Last year exhibitions was exactly like funeral for our hopes about the market. All producers went down. Furniture itsellf was gray, boring and honesty old-fashion... From last collections I mean. Fear was main idea for market representatives.
Not now.... They wake up. Color, gold and playfull forms. Intriguing eyes behind reception decks.
They can do something and they realy do....
Just first small review.