the architect at work

anonymous asked:

So here's something i am really curious as a brazilian: How is Oscar Niemeyer's work perceived by foreign architects?

I can’t answer for all non-Brazilian architects, but for me, Niemeyer is one of the greats, and you can check out ARCHatlas’ (MANY) previous posts of his work here. His work is unique, sublime, sculptural, and colorful. How many architects have had the opportunity to create one of the great cities of the world from scratch and be able to impart such beauty to its core structures.

Here are some of my favorite Niemeyer projects:

Itamaraty Palace

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Avengers/Inception AU:

Steve Rogers is a highly respected Extractor in the dream infiltration business, but his past work as an Architect was truly unparalleled. Only Sam and Nat, his closest comrades, know the true reason he stopped designing dreams.

When King T'Challa of Wakanda calls Steve in for a job, it’s time to recruit some new team members: Wanda - a talented artist fresh out of design school, and Scott - a master thief with a specialization in chemistry.

The mission: perform inception on notorious weapons manufacturer, Tony Stark, widely known as the “Merchant of Death"

What could possibly go wrong?

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In Colombia, near the Falls of Salto del Tequendama, is located Hotel del Salto (1924-1990). Some people say that this abandoned hotel is closed because it’s haunted or because the pollution of the river.

This hotel used to accommodate the most representative people of the Colombian elite. Then it worked as a railroad terminal, then as a restaurant and now, thanks to the work of architects and lovers of history, serves as a museum.

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I SWEAR TO ATHENA HERSELF I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE ANNABETH IS NOT A FUCKING TROPHY WIFE AND AT THIS POINT THAT IS WHAT THE FANDOM HAS DONE TO HER I CAN’T READ A SINGLE GODS DAMN POST ABOUT HER WITHOUT PERCY BEING INVOLVED AND IF IT IS JUST ABOUT ANNABETH IT’S ABOUT HOW SHE PETS PUPPIES AND FLIES ON RAINBOWS AND NEEDS PERCY FOR LITERALLY EVERY SINGLE THING ON THIS PLANET EARTH LIKE I GET THE NEED FOR DIVERSE FEMALE CHARACTERS IN EVERY SENSE BUT THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANALYZING ANNABETH’S PERSONALITY AND TURNING HER INTO ONE OF APHRODITE’S EXPERIMENTS LIKE ANNABETH CHASE IS A STUBBORN, HARD-HEADED, GRIT HER TEETH GIRL WHO SHOVES HER HAIR IN A PONYTAIL EVERY MORNING, DOES SOME LIGHT MAKE UP AND KISSES PERCY REALLY QUICK BEFORE RUNNING OFF TO DO WORK ON OLYMPUS BECAUSE SHE’S THE ARCHITECT OF OLYMPUS AND WHEN SHE TELLS APOLLO TO STOP TOUCHING HER SKETCHES YOU KNOW HE’LL STOP BECAUSE SHE’S A HEAD BITCH IN CHARGE AND ALL YOU POP PJO REALLY NEED TO GET AWAY FROM MY WIFE ANNABETH CHASE DO U HEAR ME

James Monroe’s Monument, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmind, VA

This gothic revival monument, nicknamed “the birdcage” was designed by architect Albert Lybrock in 1859. James Monroe was the fifth president of the United States between 1817 and 1825 and he died in 1831. Originally he was buried in New York where he died, but in 1858 a motion was passed to reinter him in Hollywood Cemetery. The architect, Albert Lybrock, was born in Germany but did most of his work in the antebellum building boom of the 1850s. 

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Temple of Artemis Leukophryene

Magnesia on the Maeander

2nd century BCE


The temple of Artemis Leukophryene wasconsecrated to a local deity, Artemis Leukophryene, the goddess “with white eyebrows,” known only to the Magnesians. Some people consider her to be the descendant of an ancient Phrygian mother goddess. Others compare her with the Artemis honored at Ephesus. She probably had the general features of Artemis (huntress, mistress and protector of animals, etc.) but was also considered the founder and benefactress of the town.

Vitruvius mentioned the Temple of Artemis Leukophryene, an Ionic building with eight columns along the façade, as one of the major works of the architect and theoretician Hermogenes.

Tye River Cabin, Tom Kundig

INSPIRED BY: TOM KUNDIG (2013))

In this video Kundig discusses his sources of inspiration, such as mountain climbing. I love the work of his practice, but also relate to their philosophy, which includes the idea (expressed in this talk) that the true inspirations behind architecture usually come not from our education or design magazines, but from things we experienced in childhood, or out in nature.

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W171 Alma lamp by Wästberg with Tham & Videgård 

The W171 Alma lamp is based on a circulated sine wave. The result is this ripple effect like shape that diffuses the light from the light bulb in the center. This sculptural piece of lighting is able to be hung from the ceiling or be directly attached to the ceiling or wall. Tham & Videgård Architects created this lamp for  a planned co-working space in Stockholm called Alma. Wästberg joined them as the producing partner. 

How has architecture and design addressed notions of shelter in light of today’s global refugee crisis?

Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter explores the projects by architects, designers and artists, that work to address the circumstances brought about by forced displacement. For more, visit http://mo.ma/citizensborders.

[Installation view of Insecurities. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 1, 2016-January 22, 2017. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar]

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Arch of Trajan

Ancona, Italy

100—116 CE

18.5 m. in height


The Arch of Trajan in Ancona is a Triumphal arch erected by the Senate and people of Rome in the reign of Emperor Trajan. It was built in honour of that Emperor after he expanded the port of the city out of his own pocket, improving the docks and the fortifications. It was from here that Trajan departed for the ultimately successful war against the Dacians, an episode which is commemorated in the bas relief of Trajan’s column in Rome.

The arch was the work of the Syrian architect Apollodorus of Damascus. Made from Turkish marble (from the quarries of Marmara Island), it stands 18.5 metres high on a high podium approached by a wide flight of steps. The archway, only 3 m wide, is flanked by pairs of fluted Corinthian columns on pedestals. An attic bears inscriptions. The format is that of the Arch of Titus in Rome, but made taller, so that the bronze figures surmounting it, of Trajan on horseback, his wife Plotina and sister Marciana, would be a landmark for ships approaching Rome’s greatest Adriatic port.