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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST ABPL30048 ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO AIR STELLA SENAJAYA TANAJA/ 376308


Antonio Gaudi, Casa Mila, Barcelona, Spain, 1905-1910

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WEEK 1

01. Understanding the Course: Architecture as a Discourse

ARCHITECTURE AS A DISCOURSE Week 1 journal

Architecture often perceived as just ‘building’ which

in my opinion it should be viewed as ones ‘language’ instead. Architecture should be used to express ones view and interests.

ART AND SCULPTURE

Casa Mila is one of the best works of Antonio Gaudi located in Barcelona that was built in 1912. This building is multi family housing with a uniqe shape that look almost painfully beautiful. It is expressionistic, fantastic organic forms in undulating facade and roof line. This building has successfully portrayed the decorated utilitarian objects and turned them into works of sculpture. Here Architecture speaks as a language itself in expressing the works of art. Stella Tanaja/ 376308


NATURE AND FEELINGS

Ando’s japanese Church on The Water was build on the 1980s in Hokkaido. This church overlooks a shallow artificial lake which has been created by the diversion of a nearby stream. The glass window allowing people to see an open space achieving serenity. The design is very simple using only concrete and glass as a material and interesting use of natural reflection of the water. i personally adore this building as it made me aware of basic geometry shape of square and circle suggesting a simplicity of architecture. The application of basic natural element into the building suggests that the architecture expressing itself in a form of feelings. Just by looking at the building and its surroundings we could feel the serenety, peace, calm, and beauty of nature.

Tadao Ando, Church on The Water, Hokkaido, Japan, 1985-1988

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FRANK O GEHRY, HOTEL MARQUES DE RISCAL, ELCIEGO SPAIN, 2006

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Another spectacular creation by Gehry besides the famous Guggenheim Museum. Once again Gehry brings out futuristic design with the computer aid design structures that i most adored. Interesting wavy canopies that is in different hues exerts the intricacy and complicated facade yet still blends well with the local wine growing landscape surrounding it. It gives a strong visual signal, aestetically beautiful and brings out the building signatures that stands out.

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EXPLORATION OF DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE


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