- 13/11/2016The Zahir Mosque is Kedah’s state mosque. It is located in the heart of Alor Star, the state capital of Kedah, Malaysia. It is one of the grandest and oldest mosques in Malaysia. The mosque was built in 1912, funded by Tunku Mahmud, son of the Sultan Tajuddin Mukarram Shah. The architecture from the mosque inspired by AZIZI Mosque in the city of Langkat in north Sumatra, Indonesia. The mosque was founded with five large domes symbolizing the five main principles of Islam. The state’s Quran reading competition is held annually within the premises of the mosque. This mosque has been voted the top 10 most beautiful mosques in the world. http://www.wonderslist.com/10-most-beautiful-mosques-in-the-world/
- 12/11/2016Am v. excited one of the houses I worked on has been featured on Homify - it's no 5 on the list :- https://www.homify.co.za/ideabooks/1715287/14-south-african-homes-that-are-too-good-to-be-true
- 08/11/2016#thegoodthebadandtheugly - The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco-style skyscraper located on the East Side of Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Height: 319 m, Floors: 77, Opened: 1930
Architecture firm: Reinhard, Hofmeister & Walquist
Architect: William Van Alen
I think it is one of the most spectacularly beautiful buildings I have ever seen
- 08/11/2016#thegoodthebadandtheugly - Aldar headquarters building in Abu Dhabi. Designed by MZ Architects and opened in 2010. This coin-shaped building is the world's first circular skyscraper.
I think it's v ugly - what do you think?
- Producer06/11/2016@Soulfulsundays - Thorncrown Chapel by E. Fay JonesThorncrown Chapel was designed by world renowned architect E. Fay Jones. Fay was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1921. He studied at the University of Arkansas, Rice University, the University of Oklahoma, and finally under his mentor Frank Lloyd...
Comments06/11/2016 #13 CityVP Manjit#11 There is another discipline that is akin to "school by doing" which is "action learning" - the important thing here is that doing is not a past tense, it is in the here and now, and Claire Cardwell can engage this right here or anywhere.
For sure getting to know how the Lloyds translated this to architecture is something you won't know unless we engaged in that school, but even me just discovering this as a reality has somewhat imperceptibly changed me. It is the appreciation of this awareness that matters.
Whether it is this discovery I had today about Taliesen philosophy courtesy of your buzz or visiting those who think about "action learning" http://www.wial.org/action-learning - the actual reality of this discovery is that both you and I can then operating in the school which we to belong even when it is a self-created school of our own online learning journeys.
This is why I especially really loved the affinity that I dug out of your buzz because it is kindred with how I personally want to relate to the WWW a.k.a. http://myhero.com/hero.asp?hero=T_BernersLee_MMUN_CA_07 and so I frame it as a "learning journey".06/11/2016 #9 CityVP ManjitWhat was personally relevant to me in this buzz was that I encountered the intellect of E.Fay Jones which informs my yellow hive, it contained the emergent and design aspects of architecture which informs my violet hive and it told the story of an educational institution for the Lloyd-Wright's vision of an architectural fellowship which informs my gray hive. When it comes to my own learning journey this buzz actually contained far more elements than simply directly appreciating the design thinking of the Thorncrown Chapel. Thank You for this buzz.06/11/2016 #7 CityVP ManjitDid not about Fay Jones. The one thing obituaries create is a doorway into a life, so I first accessed the NY Times page for his obit http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/01/arts/design/fay-jones-83-architect-influenced-by-wright-dies.html?_r=0 There I also learned about http://taliesinfellows.org/i/taliesin-fellows/ so again something new for me but now I see the connection even more with Lloyd-Wright as an educator. That in itself is worth buzzing to my Gray HIve https://www.bebee.com/group/gray noting here that my hives are for my own learning journey, rather than a singular interest in the field of architecture. An obit of an accomplished person describes the key moments of a life and a person's work, .In Fay Jones it's describes a "chance encounter with Lloyd-Wright". Again another evidence point what @Sara Jacobovici and Reena Saxena on LinkedIn have been talking about regards the subject of synchronicity. I also note Olgivanna Lloyd Wright's contribution in enlightening Frank Lloyd Wright towards this vision that I learned today was Taliesian. What we attribute to greatness is a web of relationships that I am beginning more and more to recognize in my own learning journey.06/11/2016 #6 Claire CardwellIt's on my bucket list of places to go along with Falling Waters by Frank Lloyd Wright who was E Fay Jones's Mentor. I particularly love the fact about how E Fay Jones insisted that the chapel only be built with materials that could be carried by two men through the forest.
- 27/10/2016Villa Wa by Laurent Guillaud-Lozanne, Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d’Or, France. To read more go to:- http://www.caandesign.com/villa-wa-by-laurent-guillaud-lozanne/
- 24/10/2016The sounds of space are touching down on Earth in the form of a haunting symphony at Los Angeles County’s The Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens. Brooklyn-based StudioKCA is in the midst of installing their brilliant NASA Orbit Pavilion on The Huntington’s Celebration Lawn, where it will open to the public starting October 29, 2016. The installation is a “soundscape” that transforms the movement of the International Space Station and 19 Earth satellites into music. To read more go to :- http://inhabitat.com/hear-the-sounds-of-space-in-studiokcas-nasa-orbit-pavilion-in-los-angeles/
- 24/10/2016Home set high up on a precipice overlooks the inner Stockholm archipelago to the south. Architects Petra Gipp Arkitektur, Sweden. To read more go to :- http://www.caandesign.com/home-set-high-precipice-overlooks-inner-stockholm-archipelago-south/
- 23/10/2016Are algae-powered oxygen bars on the horizon? Take a deep breath... are you ready for this? Algae-powered oxygen bars could be headed your way in the near future. Sometimes when you’re tired or stressed, what you really need is a breath of clean, fresh air. That was the inspiration for designer Adam Miklosi when he created his Chlorella Pavilion, a futuristic, basket-shaped oxygen bar that uses the purifying power of algae to suck CO2 out of the air and rejuvenate it with oxygen. The structure is built with molded beech wood, and contains living algae pumped through the core and exterior of the pod in a swirling “algae fountain.” Temporary visitors would get the chance to experience symbiosis with the algae, sharing with it their exhaled CO2, which the algae needs to survive, and breathing in the oxygen respired by the algae. To read more go to :- http://inhabitat.com/are-algae-powered-oxygen-bars-on-the-horizon/
- Producer20/10/2016How I got started in ArchitectureMany people over the years have asked me how I got started in Architecture and how I managed to run a business in the Construction industry with very little experience. About a 100 years ago I worked for the Financial Times in London. I was a...
- 26/09/20163 Awesome Tiny House Plans Design Strategies - TinyHouseBuild.comtinyhousebuild.com Having tiny house plans design strategies is a must. Here are 3 design strategies for creating awesome tiny house...
- 25/09/2016#Soulfulsundays The Lotus Temple, located in New Delhi, India, is a Bahá'í House of Worship completed in 1986. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent and has become a prominent attraction in the city. The Lotus Temple has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. Like all Bahá'í Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion or any other qualification. The building is composed of 27 free-standing marble-clad "petals" arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides, with nine doors opening onto a central hall with height of slightly over 40 metres and a capacity of 2,500 people. A 2001 CNN report referred to it as the most visited building in the world. Architect - Fariborz Sahba.
Comments25/09/2016 #17 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#15 It is not meditation the pilgrums seek in temples here dear Jim, it is to give thanks mostly and seek the blessings of the presiding deity. There is a daily prayer practice and regular rituals that impart serenity and peace of mind for most seekers even otherwise.25/09/2016 #15 Phil Friedman#13 Praveen and Claire, I am not sure how to feel about the traffic at this temple. I have been many times to the Baha'i temple in Wilmette, IL, USA -- which is very beautiful and generally always serene. To sit without speaking in silent contemplation for an hour or two inside the still temple, then to spend a few minutes speaking with the Baha'is who man the adjacent visitor's center is a mini pilgrimage to renew one's soul. Indeed, I have often thought that if I were to become religious, I would become a Baha'i. But my sense of the quiet strength of Baha'i is jarred by the mental images conjured up by thought of thousands of visitors daily at the Indian temple. And to read Praveen's words that it is chaos as you near the central core is unsettling to my mind. Interesting to know, though. Thank you for sharing this.25/09/2016 #13 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#12 That's the most amazing i have ever heard said about Tirupati (it is near to Madras/Chennai and on the southern border of Andhra Pradesh)! How long ago was this visit of yours Dean? These days, the throngs start real early. Special poojas / ceremonies start at 4am. If you want to participate in one, the online waiting list itself is for a minimum of a couple of months atleast. Nearly 20 million footfalls a year in recent times is what is officially stated and the collections could be equally unbelievable. Do share a pic or two some time.25/09/2016 #7 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#4 Ken i made a comment that seems to have been deleted...I did not do it mmyself...and there wasn't anything controversial in it. I say it again - the Lotus Temple is indeed a modern architectural marvel. And am not sure if the Taj attracts more visitors than the Lord Balaji temple i spoke about earlier...it attracts on an average nearly 20 million visitors every year!25/09/2016 #6 Claire Cardwell#1 Thanks @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, am googling it now! Now you mention it @Ken Boddie I do see similarities between the sail shapes of the Sydney Opera House (which I had the fortune to visit when I was 13). I did find it staggering that it attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal.....25/09/2016 #4 Ken BoddieBeautiful building, Claire. It appears to have similarities to the Sydney Opera House, based on review of photographs only, as I have visited the Opera house but not the Lotus Temple. Do you know if the Lotus Temple architect was actually inspired by the Opera House? And as I write this I notice that @Praveen Raj Gullepalli has also similarly commented (great minds or is it fools again, Praveen?) As for the CNN claim to being the most visited building in the world, I would have thought that the Taj Mahal would be closer? What say you Praveen?25/09/2016 #1 Praveen Raj GullepalliDear Claire, it is mostly a media-hyped tourist attraction. There is some ancient science, wisdom and legend that goes into building temples which is absent in the Lotus Temple. Calling it the Mother Temple would also be misleading. There are 51 Shakthi Peethas (Goddess/Mother sanctums) that deserve that nomenclature. The temple of Lord Balaji in Tirupati (known as the Indian Vatican but much older) is probably the one temple with the highest footfalls everyday. He is also considered one if the richest Gods ever, as even today devotees offer gold, jewels, large amounts by the minute, so that he can repay the loan he took from Lord Kubera, the God of Wealth. He owns seven hills in South India along with huge properties through his temple trust. Google Tirupati and you would know all the awe-inspiring metrics. :)
- 23/09/2016Tea House by David Jameson - to read more go to :- http://www.dezeen.com/2011/08/25/tea-house-by-david-jameson/
- 23/09/2016Modern Clifton Residence by SAOTA - to read more go to:- http://www.caandesign.com/modern-clifton-2a-residence-by-saota/
- 20/09/2016#thegoodthebadandtheugly - classic here - Falling Waters by Frank Lloyd Wright, a timeless favourite of mine!