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Architecture (Latin architectura, from the Greek ἀρχιτέκτων arkhitekton "architect", from ἀρχι- "chief" and τέκτων "builder") is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements.
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  1. ProducerOscar Palos

    Oscar Palos

    12/12/2017
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    12/12/2017
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  3. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    Weird and Wonderful Buildings Part Three - Three Buildings that Make Music
    Weird and Wonderful Buildings Part Three - Three Buildings that Make Music Forget buildings that look like musical instruments - how about buildings that make their own music?  I came across the  Dresden's "Court of Water" House in Dresden's Kunshof Passage Collective  in my previous Bizarre Buildings post on buildings...
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    Claire L Cardwell
    28/11/2017 #15 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Lada 🏡 Prkic !
    Claire L Cardwell
    28/11/2017 #14 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @🐝 Fatima G. Williams !
    Claire L Cardwell
    28/11/2017 #13 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @CityVP 🐝 Manjit !
    Claire L Cardwell
    28/11/2017 #11 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Javier 🐝 beBee!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    28/11/2017 #10 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Wow! Such creativity. These buildings are amazing.
    Wayne Yoshida
    28/11/2017 #9 Wayne Yoshida
    @Claire L Cardwell -- Neat! I want to throw a golf ball into those rain gutters!
    Ken Boddie
    27/11/2017 #7 Ken Boddie
    #5 OK, Claire, so 'Rain Man' didn't attract my excitement, but 'playing the Roundhouse' brought back quite a few memories. When I was based in London, many more years ago than I choose to remember, I saw Elaine Paige in Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Cats' at the Roundhouse. Call me an old 'fuddy duddy', set in my ways, or say that I invented the adage, "You can't teach an old cat new miaows???", but, as far as I'm concerned, Paige and Webber trump Byrne in this instance, although it is certainly interesting what happens when you play with your organ in an old theatre. 🤣
    Claire L Cardwell
    27/11/2017 #6 Claire L Cardwell
    #1 @Jerry Fletcher - glad you enjoyed the article - I did rack my brains trying to think of a witty rejoinder , but couldn't top your pun!
    Claire L Cardwell
    27/11/2017 #5 Claire L Cardwell
    #2 I hope so too @Ken Boddie! I also hope there are extra public conveniences available for visitors taking a look at the building when it's raining!
    Claire L Cardwell
    27/11/2017 #4 Claire L Cardwell
    #3 @Lada 🏡 Prkic - I would also love to hear the haunting sounds of the Sea Organ in Zadar!
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    27/11/2017 #3 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    An excellent choice to present the theme, Claire. I like David Byrne's installation. It's unusual and even quirky, but nothing less expected of him. :)
    I especially appreciate that you include the Sea Organ in Zadar, Croatia (my homeland), on the list. It's a mesmerizing experience to hear the organ sound while sitting on the stone steps and looking at the sunset.
    Ken Boddie
    27/11/2017 #2 Ken Boddie
    “Raindrops keep falling on my head”? Perhaps the Dresden guy has been out in the sun too long? Since the sound of running water is a well known stimulant for ..... well let's just say, Claire, I trust there’s an abundance of toilets in this building. 🤣 But, hey, I’m willing to go with the flow.
    Jerry Fletcher
    26/11/2017 #1 Jerry Fletcher
    Claire, Thank you for an ear opener!
  4. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    Architects I admire - Part 4 - John Lautner
    Architects I admire - Part 4 - John LautnerI wrote a rather tongue in cheek piece recently called Bizarre Buildings Part Two - Space Age Fantasy where I picked out some of my favourite futuristic buildings from around the world.  Four Architects I came across made a point of specialising in...
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    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    27/11/2017 #13 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #10 I do agree with your statement about designers keep rolling out variations of the same building. Even the most famous architects do that often.
    Thanks for the link. Interesting article indeed. Round building doesn't mean to have round rooms. Rooms layout can be identical to a conventional house, but rooms can have a beautiful panoramic view, something I especially appreciate.
    Claire L Cardwell
    25/11/2017 #12 Claire L Cardwell
    @Jerry Fletcher - I would love to live or at least hang out in one of John Lautner's houses! Two of my favourites are the Segal House and the Stevens House - both are in Malibu, but at prices of $15M and $11M each they are definitely beyond my budget! Good luck with the downsizing - it's a chore moving, but downsizing is a whole different matter!

    Here's a video of the Steven's House which was recently bought by Edward Norton :-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doDDJnus8Es
    Claire L Cardwell
    25/11/2017 #11 Claire L Cardwell
    #9 Thank you @Lada 🏡 Prkic for the kind words! I do love John Lautner's futuristic style - I will do a follow up piece sometime soon on the 'googie' style he pretty much started. It did lead to him having a temporary loss in popularity, but fortunately he bounced back! I also really admire him for the fact that every house he designed was completely different from the previous one. Far too many architects/designers these days have a cookie cutter approach to design and keep rolling out variations of the same building.

    I also love round buildings and have read that they are superior to conventional square/oblong shapes in terms of wind resistance - I am working on an idea in my head for wind resistant housing and of course a circular shape is superior.

    There's an interesting article I've just come across :- https://www.huffingtonpost.com/eli-attia/squaring-the-circle_b_504592.html

    "The earliest structures built by all civilizations were round. And for good reason: Round structures require the least amount of material, and provide the greatest structural strength of any other form.

    Over time, as settlements’ densities increased, the circular geometry gave way to the rectangular (orthogonal) geometry, forgoing the circular floor plan’s advantages for the more compact arrangements (close packing) and easier manageability."
    Jerry Fletcher
    22/11/2017 #10 Jerry Fletcher
    Thanks Claire. If only I could afford to live in one of these marvelous places. Not to be. Going crazy with all the bureaucratic bullshit of downsizing from a 300 square foot home to an 800 sq ft condo is enough to warn me off moving into a masterpiece.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    22/11/2017 #9 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #2 A beautifully crafted article, Claire. You put a lot of time and effort into it. I like your series about great architects you admire. Every one of them has his own, signature style. The Elrod Residence is a real gem. Round buildings are unique in many aspects and so close to Mother Nature. Look forward to the next instalment.
    Claire L Cardwell
    21/11/2017 #8 Claire L Cardwell
    #7 @Ken Boddie - drones with water blasters sounds more like it! In fact I really think you are onto a money spinner there Ken! All those city centres with skyscrapers covered in acres of glass... We could also look at job creation with the pixies and imps - some of them no doubt could fly the drones for us!
    Ken Boddie
    21/11/2017 #7 Ken Boddie
    #6 I sometimes worry about the future demise of the newspaper, Claire. I just can't see how we are going to use our scrunched up smart phones to clean glass. If your pixies and imps fail on the job then perhaps drones with water blasters might come in a poor third?
    Claire L Cardwell
    21/11/2017 #6 Claire L Cardwell
    #4 @Ken Boddie - ever the practical engineer! I did hear recently about 'self cleaning glass' - I don't know whether it's an urban myth or whether pixies and imps are seeking gainful employment...
    Ken Boddie
    21/11/2017 #4 Ken Boddie
    #2 A magnificent feast for the eyes, Claire, but there go those "how the hell am I going to clean those" windows again! 😟
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    21/11/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    SUPER BUZZ !!!
    Claire L Cardwell
    21/11/2017 #2 Claire L Cardwell
    @Ken Boddie & @Lada 🏡 Prkic - some iconic engineering and architectural feats for you!
    Claire L Cardwell
    21/11/2017 #1 Claire L Cardwell
    @Jerry Fletcher - here it is an article about John Lautner I thought you would like!
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    20/11/2017
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    06/11/2017
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  9. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    The Ribbon Chapel - one of my favourite buildings - Part One
    The Ribbon Chapel - one of my favourite buildings - Part OneThe Ribbon Chapel designed by Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP is one of the many buildings on my list of places to go and see someday.  It takes its name from the pair of timber clad staircases that wind around the exterior of the glazed wedding chapel.The...
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    Claire L Cardwell
    20/11/2017 #10 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Milos Djukic!
    Claire L Cardwell
    06/11/2017 #9 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Javier 🐝 beBee!
    Claire L Cardwell
    06/11/2017 #8 Claire L Cardwell
    It is @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess ! One of my favourites that's for sure... Thanks so much for the share and have a great day!
    Claire L Cardwell
    06/11/2017 #6 Claire L Cardwell
    #1 Thanks @🐝 Fatima G. Williams - glad you enjoyed the article, I would love to visit it someday!
    Claire L Cardwell
    06/11/2017 #5 Claire L Cardwell
    #2 @Aleta Curry - At first I thought the staircases were mainly decorative, I didn't realise that they were a key structural element... I have seen some other buildings designed by Hiroshi Nakamura and his imagination and the beauty of his buildings do not fail to disappoint.
    Claire L Cardwell
    06/11/2017 #4 Claire L Cardwell
    #3 @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal - I think it's one of the most stunning buildings I have ever seen, when I first came across it just over a year ago I was blown away.
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    06/11/2017 #3 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    This is amazing, @Claire L Cardwell! Thank you so much for sharing this gem. Would love to visit it.
    Aleta Curry
    06/11/2017 #2 Aleta Curry
    That's a 'wow'. From the 'you learn something new every day' department.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Beautiful buildings @Claire L Cardwell

    It is fascinating to read the reasons behind the birth of any building. Thank you for sharing all the beauty behind these bricks & walls
  10. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    Weird and Wonderful Buildings Part Two - The Nautilus House.
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    Claire L Cardwell
    06/11/2017 #8 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks @Ian Weinberg - there's a big part of me that would love to work on something as wacky like this... I think that Joburg is missing out!
    Ian Weinberg
    06/11/2017 #7 Ian Weinberg
    Fascinating. Thanks for sharing @Claire L Cardwell
    Claire L Cardwell
    05/11/2017 #6 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Milos Djukic!
    Claire L Cardwell
    04/11/2017 #5 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Javier 🐝 beBee!
    Claire L Cardwell
    04/11/2017 #4 Claire L Cardwell
    I love it too @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador - I am thinking of doing a piece on the Architect himself - he's done several buildings that he calls 'organic architecture'.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    04/11/2017 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Very interesting and more than just unique. I don't have words to describe this building except it's awesome.
    Claire L Cardwell
    03/11/2017 #2 Claire L Cardwell
    I know I stated the other day that I was going to do a blog post every day no matter what... Well unfortunately life (and work with site visits all week) sometimes intervene. So it will be 2 x architecture blogs from me a day until I've caught up!
    Claire L Cardwell
    03/11/2017 #1 Claire L Cardwell
    @Milos Djukic - using fractals as architectural inspiration is coming back into style - but then again that's probably a blog post all in itself!
  11. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
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    Paul Walters
    16/11/2017 #4 Paul Walters
    @Claire L Cardwell you tell them, girl !!!!
    Claire L Cardwell
    04/11/2017 #3 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks @Cyndi wilkins - I am actually looking for more strings to my bow... going it alone again is pretty tough! I would like to get more into Architectural Journalism - we shall see what happens!
    Cyndi wilkins
    04/11/2017 #2 Cyndi wilkins
    You Know @Claire L Cardwell...As I sit here drumming my fingers in shared frustration for the obstacles being placed in your path, I keep getting the intuitive sense that they are coaxing you in another direction....Go with the offer to partner with the controlling architect...You've worked with her before and she obviously likes and respects your work...Even if it should not work out with her, it will open you up to new possibilities and partnerships...You go girl!...and grab the world by the balls;-)
    Claire L Cardwell
    04/11/2017 #1 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Javier 🐝 beBee! Hope your weekend is fabulous!
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    Claire L Cardwell
    06/11/2017 #2 Claire L Cardwell
    Great tips here Devin!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/10/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    My daughter and her husband have decided to remodel their home and make it their dream home by adding on. Great tips... will pass them on!
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    I like it. It's different.
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    Ignacio Orna
    13/09/2017 #1 Ignacio Orna
    Fantastic!
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