MAKING & MODELING, SPRING 2014 FND 3010, Instructor: Delia Gott firstname.lastname@example.org Thursdays, 7:15PM - 10:15PM, 320 Newbury St., Room 409
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Crystal Palace Sir Joseph Paxton, Hyde Park, London, 1851
The Crystal Palace was a cast-iron and plate-glass building originally erected in Hyde Park, London, England, to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. More than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world gathered in the Palaceâ€™s 990,000 square feet (92,000 m2) of exhibition space to display examples of the latest technology developed in the Industrial Revolution. Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, the Great Exhibition building was 1,851 feet long, with an interior height of 128 feet.
Kresge Auditorium Eero Saarinen, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, 1955
Kresge Auditorium is an auditorium building for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located at 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was designed by the noted architect Eero Saarinen, with ground-breaking in 1953 and dedication in 1955. The auditorium is defined by an elegant thin-shell structure of reinforced concrete, one-eighth of a sphere rising to a height of 50 feet, and sliced away by sheer glass curtain walls so that it comes to earth on only three points.
Water Temple Tadao Ando, Awaji, Hyogo, Japan, 1991
The Water Temple is the residence of Ninnaji Shingon, the oldest sect of Tantric Buddhism in Japan, founded in 815. The Water Temple is located in the northern part of the island of Awaji. Navigating the layout of the temple requires the visitor to take a winding route offering a variety of views over the sea and then over the temple. The lotus pool is actually the roof of the temple, which is built partly underground; and a stairway which cuts the oval shape of the pool in two.
Seattle Central Library OMA/LMN, Seattle, WA, USA, 2004
The Seattle Public Library’s Central Library is an11-story glass and steel building in downtown Seattle, Washington. The architects conceived the new Central Library building as a celebration of books, and worked to make the library inviting to the public. The architects’ philosophy was to let the building’s required functions dictate what it should look like, rather than imposing a structure and making the functions conform to the structure’s dimensions.
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