herzog&de meuron

anonymous asked:

I hate ! Modern architecture with plastic windows and fake red brick. The houses and different council buildings near me aren't nice, no features and it makes me upset. Can you show me some new architecture that will change my mind ? Thank you 🙌🏻

Brick will only look fake if it is trying to imitate architecture form other eras, here are some examples of brick used in contemporary residential and office structures that demonstrate the material’s versatility:

Villa Moerkensheide Dieter De Vos Architecten

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Smithsonian

Hey Arch, I’ve been following your blog throughout my undergraduate degree in Env. Design and it’s been a great resource! I really appreciate what you do for the community and the people asking you questions. I was wondering if you might have insight about projects that could help inform my current studio project. I decided to propose a version of the Center for Truth and Reconciliation at the UofM.

It’s a mix of Museum/Research/Archives/Classrooms/Great Hall/Gathering space. Would you happen to know of any  precedent that might help inform my form, circulation, etc? Have a good weekend! Cheers A

Storage Rooms Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Most major museums have a combination of most of these uses. The most obvious ones in my opinion would be the :

  • Smithsonian Institution (all the images in the post)
  • MET,
  • Tate (check out the recently completed extension by Herzog & de Meuron)
  • Louvre (check out the Louvre Lens by SANAA)

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