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  • ARCHITECTURAL JOURNLSTUDIO AIR

    ZHEN TONG 502944

  • Week 1-EOI: Case for Innovation :Understanding the Course: Architecture as Discourse

    How does architecture discourse come out?

    Because of design challenges comes To Products challenges To Good service challenges To Interfaces challenges To Multiuser systems and network challenges To Projects challenges Finally Discourse comes

    Architecture as Discourse : With the external world serving as an unconscious precisely because it is external and , architecture as discourse also embodies a form of virtue. it connects the way people think , behave in their daily life. I understand architecture as a system of communications Design intelligence is collective intelligence that envolves within its own self-referential network of communications. Use dwgs, written words from website, books, magazines to communicate,focus key distinctions, concepts, codes. Values, methods and media. The system of communication itself specifies not only its own elements - what in each case is a unit of communication that cannot be further divided - but also its structures. Apply to what we learnt before, In relation to buildings, archi- tecture has to do with the planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, environmental, and aesthetic considerations. It requires the creative manipulation and coordination of material, technology, light and shadow.

    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture

    Content :

    Week 1 EOI: Case for Innovation: Architecture as a Discourse Week 2 EOI: Case for Innovation: Computation in Architecture Week 3 EOI: Case for Innovation: Parametric Design Week 4 EOI: Research Project: CUT: Develop Week 5 EOI: Research Project: CUT: Develop Week 6 EOI: Research Project: CUT: Develop Week 7 EOI: Research Project: CUT: Fabricate Week 8 EOI: Research Project: CUT: Fabricate Week 9 - Project development

    Week 10- physical model at 1:50 (details, surface treatments and performative intent)Week 11-A1 posters : Innovative nature of Design proposal

    Week 12 - Reflection

  • The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is the result of a unique collaboration between the Basque authorities and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. The museum is the cor-nerstone of the redevelopment of Bilbao, which has entailed major architectural projects by some of the most renowned architects in the world.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guggenheim_Museum_Bilbao

    http://www.archidose.org/Jul99/071299.html

    Reference:

    The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a pinnacle in Gehrys outstanding architectural career as well as in the field of museum design. It remains unsurpassed in its integration of art and archi-tecture, maintaining an aesthetic and programmatic unity.

    Understanding it as architectural discourse, Guggenheim Museum used the new technology to generate its design, this building showcase how powerful the technology applies in its building that the idea is transended by architect from scratch of paper to real 3d metalic building. From the way of construction and seamless material integration, the building itself is an art sculpture provokes that it is the wonder of architectural history has changed the way we think of modern-ism architecture and it create a new era that architecture start to move towards deconstruction-ism which is post modern architecture.

    I choose this building as architectural discourse is because it demonstrates new technologies in construction method which is change the architecture revolution, make architects dare to dream more . The project rejected all the traditional design both internally and externally, the new tech-nology also appears in the joints between two materials which forms the art scupture.

    Whats more, it is seamlessly integrated into the urban context, unfolding its interconnecting shapes of stone, glass and titanium on a long site along the Nervin River in the old industrial heart of the city; the material it used and the construction methods are all moving to a higher level because of the emergence of this building.

    GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM BILBAOBilbao, Spain 199197

    Social aspects The sculpture look building itself start engage with visitors whoever has come to this site be-fore, it demonstrates liability of this building together with art pieces., which attract people moving forward to figure out how the artistic gallery space works internally.

    Formlism The museum has succeeded in creating an iconic identity for Bilbao. twisted forms that break conventions of building design. This sculpture piece is trying to communicate with us that it is representing art in Bibao, attract people to go in.

    Functionalism exhibition and gallery space inside, peice of art work outside, draw people from all over the world, create engagement for people

    Design feature

    While modest from street lev-el, it is most impressive when viewed from the river. Eleven thousand square meters of exhibition space are distrib-uted over nineteen galleries, ten of which follow a classic orthogonal plan that can be identified from the exterior by their stone finishes.

    The remaining nine galleries are irregularly shaped and can be identified from the outside by their swirling organic forms and titanium cladding.

  • Barcelona PavilionMies van der Rohe

    According to what Mies van der Rohes developing for this project is that the free flow-ing space which using walls as planes in isolation, joined by sliding elements or glass and wall expressed as a single ele-ment with space flowing around it which has been regarded as an aesthetic feature of his work.

    This is essential quality of the form that it assumes in this instance also evokes a subtle traditional resonance.

    Material approach

    Glass, steel and four different kinds of marble (Roman trav-ertine, green Alpine marble, ancient green marble from Greece and golden onyx from the Atlas Mountains) were used for the reconstruction

    Reference:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcelona_Pavilionhttp://www.archdaily.com/109135/ad-classics-barcelona-pavilion-mies-van-der-rohe/

    Explain architecture as discourse

    Material approach show-ing the uniqueness of whole project. In a way it reflects the lavishness of this building. As what we define architecture is a way for communication. this project carries out the information of lavish lifestyle. Use of sliding wall panels presents the idea of more choices of living.

    Conclusion: Architecture as discourse means architecture is not just a fixed object, it can be changing all the time. And materility is a way to express the orna-ments.

    Sliding wall panels on plan view

  • Design Feature:

    Bioclimatic design, Menara Mesiniaga + Ken Yeang

    http://www.jetsongreen.com/2006/11/skyscraper_sund_3-4.html

    Explain architecture as discourse

    1.Ecological value

    This idea is incorporate with the idea of ecology living into design, which is well define the relationship between nature and living. green plants generate good views for users on each floors. As which has been argued in the reading that architecture is a way of communication, so in this building I can define that architecture here is allow communication between human with nature, which has added ecological value.

    2. Economical value In order to make these plants living, this building have to design with energy efficiecy intent. I argue architecture discourse is a new technology envolvement in the building system to serve better needs for human, which here using solar energy is to maximize the use of natural energy generate more economical value for human.

    I choose this building to explain architecture discourse as the this building change the way we define architecture. As architecture is always cost money for maintenance, while this building has positive effect on economic value as well as ecological value.

    The building design reduces long-term maintenance costs and lowers energy use. On the north + south facades, curtain wall glazing minimizes solar gain. On the east + west facades, aluminum fins and louvers provide sun shading.

    All the office floor terraces have sliding doors that allow the occupants to control natural ventilation. The trussed steel + aluminum sunroof also incorporates solar panels that power the building. Some other features include the skycourt, vertical landscaping, and naturally ventilated core.

    The Menara Mesiniaga is the epitome of building design that reflects climate character-istics specific to the location of the building.

  • Digital architecture What is digital architecture? and what is that for ?

    Digital architecture can be understood only in this extended historical perspective. Thats the reason why contemporary digital architecture starts with an overview of the itinerary leading from the rise of the society of information to the advent of digital cul-ture and the successive ways it has impacted on architecture.

    There are some thinking between information, digital technology and architecture. No doubt that the most immediate consequence of the use of computer is without doubt the possibilities it offers to manipulate complex geometries. In an attempt to go beyond the mere seduction of computer- produced forms, architects have become increasingly interested in the core principles involved in parametric design. Digital architecture create potentials in innovative hybrid materi-als, digital fabrication