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Interesting massing and texturised circulation element in the midst of the ugly Manchester Airport. A funny blend of a curving and a rectangular form in one.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Manchester Airport, UK📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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The man who managed to make modernism a little bit more humane than others could. The delicacy of the designed elements… ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A beautiful connection between the stone wall and the roof-lights! Apparent continuity between the inside and outside achieved through the structural lightness of the glass framing system against the monolithic stone mass.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designed by I.M. Pei & Partners✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The East Building, National Art Gallery - Washington DC📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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Functional geometry at its finest. What I found most impressive are the careful detailing of the thin rods covering the glass skylights. There is something impressively delicate about them and gives them so much more life than just a glass panel would do. The rods very effectively reduce glare inside.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The sense of hierarchy to the structure and the geometry still astonishes me…✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designed by I.M. Pei & Partners✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The East Building, National Art Gallery - Washington DC📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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The skylights of the building’s atrium are an essential element to the design. The structural hierarchy and size of the steel frames highlights the essential triangular geometry effectively. Otherwise a very messy and visually confusing cobweb would have been created if no hierarchy would have been present!✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The use of a steel space-frame system allowed for a uninterrupted spanning of the skylights across the courtyard of the building, without the use of supporting columns.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Initially the inner courtyard atrium would be covered by a concrete-like roof. However, I.M Pei soon realised it would feel like entering a barn. Therefore there was a radical rethinking of the design shortly after.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designed by I.M. Pei & Partners✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The East Building, National Art Gallery - Washington DC📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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Architectural Tectonics - a beautiful composition of elements! The relationship between the space-frame roofing system, the programmatic stone mass, circulatory stairs etc. — all in proportion and in relation to each other! ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Potruded stairwells, the feeling of exiting the mass into the atrium and shortly returning to the mass.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designed by I.M. Pei & Partners✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The East Building, National Art Gallery - Washington DC📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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Attention to details! The soft edged circular outlines of the escalator is mimicked and engraved in the facing stone wall. Never has an escalator been made a little more elegant and monumental before!✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The use of softer edges in the interior managed to make the atrium less petrifying and more inviting (regarding the hard edges of the constant triangulation ).✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designed by I.M. Pei & Partners✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The East Building, National Art Gallery - Washington DC📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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The triangulated shadows casted onto the marble stone within the interior spaces feel absolutely celestial and heavenly. It portrays his obsessive use of triangulated forms, as part of the design concept to, as a fractal form. Smaller triangles within even smaller triangles etc…✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The atrium connects the different exhibition spaces and masses through slender passageways carefully overlapping each other. The ambience created is tranquil and soft in contrast to the hard edged exterior of the building.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designed by I.M. Pei & Partners✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The East Building, National Art Gallery - Washington DC📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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Urban reflections - ground versus sky. By making the pyramid structures mirrored glass they extend the boundaries of the urbanistic surroundings beyond reality, both conceptually and visually.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He also successfully managed to add a sense of scale to a rather large and monolithic building through the clearly apparent layering of the marble stones on top each other - rather than portraying the exterior facade as one surface. ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designed by I.M. Pei & Partners✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The East Building, National Art Gallery - Washington DC📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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Triangular light-wells flood the below underground cafe with natural lighting. They are situated on the middle of the square, which connects the East & West Buildings with an underground passage and cafe. ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The pyramid like structures often recur in projects designed by I.M Pei and have often been recognised as his trademark. As in the Louvre in Paris. ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I.M Pei often used triangular grids in the design process, for reasons such as increasded or unconventional explorations in form, structure, construction and aesthetics.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designed by I.M. Pei & Partners✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The East Building, National Art Gallery - Washington DC📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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Sooo... prior to this visit I had no clue of the building’s existence nor the architect, I.M Pei. My mom had told me about the museum in the morning, so I took my stuff and went! And then shortly after my arrival I would realise the significance and acknowledge this architectural masterpiece.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 1978 the building became the East Building of the National Art Gallery and would house contemporary art exhibitions as opposed to the old neoclassical West Building. He overcame this stark contrast in architecture through the complete use of Tenesse marble just as the West Building - this created a subtle relationship between the two.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Another key constraint was the awkward trapezoidal (4 edges ) site. He responded to this by splitting the site into 2 isosceles triangles creating the start of the buildings’ concept and continued working in synergy with the geometry of the site. ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designed by I.M. Pei & Partners✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The East Building, National Art Gallery - Washington DC📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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4 days ago

Urbanism! Urbanism! #maau #manchesterschoolofarchitecture

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Man can't wait. #manchesterschoolofarchitecture

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Hello friendly people and good followers How about you start earning about €3000 from bitcoin investment . .just shoot me a DM let's start ASAP 2018! #Friendsforever #msa #suitedarchitects #yearball #mssaball #royalexchange #manchesterschoolofarchitecture #manchester #suitedup #bowsandties #architectsball #Friendsforever

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Just adore this precious child. . . #phdinterview #yourspecies #msa #phd #manchesterschoolofarchitecture #loveyou

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In love with both the proportions and the composition of/and between the architectural elements of this brutalist boiler room. The staircases, the chimney, the windows and the texturised bush-hammered concrete surfaces. Very elegant brutalism - almost a fusion with modernism✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designed by Stillman & Eastwick-Field in 1967-1970. It has now been refurbished and transformed into the Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form. However, good care has been taken of the old remnants as such!✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stoke Newington School, London📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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My first ever encounter with a project by David Adjaye, which led to many more after. It is both the sense of materiality and the ambiguous and previously unknown underlining concept of this project which led me to research and follow David Adjaye’s work. I have recently bought a book by him - ‘Constructed Narratives’✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ David Adjaye always manages to esteem whatever material he uses for each project by careful expression of their qualities. He often uses very earthy and tactile raw materials. In this case darkly stained timber✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although not often my cup of tea, the box-like mass of the house was done to use as much space as possible on the tiny plot of the site. Also, the careful and minimal use of windows do frame the outside from the inside beautifully!✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The envelope of the house consists of dark stained (cedar ) timber rainscreens. It gives a very uniform and continuous impression to the quite contrasting surrounding traditional brick buildings in the neighbourhood. The timber panels and the structure were prefabricated, which enabled completion of the on-site construction within a week time. ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Sunken House, Hackney - London📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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2 weeks ago

The only way is up! A nice piece of miniature street art utlising a small service pipe✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stoke Newington, London📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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3 weeks ago

Our winner, Tamsyn Rootsey, has a #passion for #nature and the power of #architecture to inspire others. Tamsyn’s project, #ReapWhatYouSow , implies that what you sow into this earth, you will get back. See it in the showroom today! #manchesterschoolofarchitecture @b15workshop @officialUoM @ManMetUni #innovation #circulareconomy

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Our fourth shortlisted candidate, Andrew Chung, is interested in the #holisticpractice of #architecture Andrew’s project, FormKnit, proposes a more #sustainable and efficient #concreteconstruction method through the use of #knittedtextiles Visit the exhibition today! #innovation #architecture #design #manchesterschoolofarchitecture @b15workshop @officialUoM

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Our third featured shortlisted candidate, Lobna Elagouz’s interests lie in #familiarity , #ordinarythings , #mundaneobjects , mediocrity and #imperfection Lobna’s project, What Isn’t There, as an #adaptivereuse Come along and see it at our showroom from tomorrow onwards! #restore #architecture #inspiration #materialreuse #design #foundart #manchesterschoolofarchitecture @b15workshop @officialUoM & @ManMetUni

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Our second #shortlisted candidate, Rowena Rowland is passionate about manifesting #equality into the #builtenvironment Her project, BIOM15, is a centre for #bioremediation , and can be seen at our showroom from Thursday this week. #materials #wellbeing #design #environment #manchesterschoolofarchitecture @officialUoM @ManMetUni @b15workshop

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Introducing our first featured #shortlisted candidate, Jose Cornejo, whose interest lies in finding ways that #architecturalsolutions can achieve #sustainability , while encouraging #socialgathering , #art and #happiness See Jose’s project at our showroom from Thursday this week. #manchesterschoolofarchitecture @b15workshop @officialUoM @ManMetUni

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Transitioning from street to street and garden to garden - through small village-type-arches. Creating quite the pressure-release type of experience.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Citta Della Pieve, Italy📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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Everytime I passed by this building I didn’t have my DSLR Camera with me... needed it to overcome the great distance of the building from the street. However on the last day I managed to capture it!✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is a very nice example of good design with ‘glass blocks’ as a material or an architectural element! - not overdoing it and executed with a nice composition. —> the glass blocks probably diffuse soft light into the stairwells at the top of the building!✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Glass Blocks were very trendy in the 80’s but have not been for a long while... they are starting to come back though.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ SoHo, New York📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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A turtle shell? Or a boulder? Or a... Anyways somehow I find that this kind of (ribbed ) metal sheeting makes trees stand out more / including their vibrance. ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Also, I always get the perception that the metal sheeting makes me want to believe that the complete roof layer from a building skin to structure is paper thin... not true ofcorse d;✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shoreditch, London📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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We invited #students of #manchesterschoolofarchitecture to submit #designprojects which consider #innovative #buildingtechniques , and demonstrate a #responsible attitude to #constructionmaterials You will be able to see their brilliant projects from August 1st at our London showroom. #cradletocradle #sustainablearchitecture #architecture Photos courtesy of MMU

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Old Ancient Brick (left ) vs. New Brick (middle ) ... either a restoration to maintain the (structural ) existence of the building in the vilage // or to add a new space to the building! Which reason of the 2 is the question!✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What brick do you prefer?✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Citta Della Pieve, Italy📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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Detail. ‘Acting as lightwells’. There are two layers of thin and deep pocketed concrete brise-soleil hanging from the ceiling which distill and distribute this heavy sun into the space.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because of this the lighting conditions are insanely soft and uniform inside (even distribution - no shadows ) as opposed to the harsh Mediterranean light outside.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Built in 1959 and designed by Sverre Fehn✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Nordic Pavillion, Venice (Bienanale ) - Italy📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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The pavillion felt incredibly tranquil both due to the space, the materials and the lighting conditons... But the exhibiton itself complemented it too!✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These balloon-like structures changed colour and size according to the changing environmental conditions (e.g. co2 levels and temp. ) —> aiming to explore the relationship between the nature and the built environment. Also to encourage a symbiotic relationship between both.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Built in 1959 and designed by Sverre Fehn✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Nordic Pavillion, Venice (Bienanale ) - Italy📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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The Nordic Pavillion I visited at the Architecture Biennale in Venice last year! ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A delicate use of white concrete (white cement, white sand and white Italian marble ). With a very simple but elegant language of design. Quite unconventional to the heavy wood-use in Nordic Architecture.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Built in 1959 and designed by Sverre Fehn✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Nordic Pavillion, Venice (Biennale ) - Italy📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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Chaos below the stability! A special little brick and steel like-cottage probably occupied by the train station staff! Keeping an overview and organising the trains!✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Berlin, Germany📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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Staircases up in the sky! The views of the city must be amazing & its funny to see how this elegant and refined steel/glazing element frames the people that walk the stairs in the sky!✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This piece of modernist architecture, built in 1962, can be found in the North Campus of the University of Manchester and houses many Science and Technological courses!✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Apparently the architect, W.A Gibbon, used the unique design of this circulation route in order for students to use the stairs more often (exercise ).✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The building is currently under threat for demolition - to house a new packed residential block... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Renold Building, Manchester📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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3 relatively different connection bridges linking a department store to a parking lot in the city centre✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A buildingconstructed in 1939 by Architect J.S Beaumont✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kendal Building, Deansgate - Manchester📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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Extraterrestrial building blocks spotted! A very unique and unconventional brown-brick mass, with very sculptural (cubist ) and organic-like forms. This is likely a post-war (social/ ) housing project.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It turns out that this mixed-use urban complex is much appreciated by the locals in NY and consists of large public spaces which sit between the 4 building complexes. (Retail, parking, school too )✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The subtractive design approach to this building not only gives it a very sculptural form but also enables panoramic vistas of the cityscape and the East River (from the interior spaces ).✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is the Waterside Plaza Towers, designed by Davis, Brody Associates✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Waterside Plaza, New York📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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classical architecture 101

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Master of Architecture #graduation #2019 #manchesterschoolofarchitecture #architecture #manchester

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De-moulding time @atelierlajuntana by @a_____iu Wooden model used as a master to create a silicone mould for multiple casts. #mouldmaking #modelmakinginthedigitalage #atelierlajuntana #b15workshopontour #manchesterschoolofarchitecture

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Our MSA collaboration with @atelierlajuntana in Northern Spain started today - look out for updates of the sure to be great work during the next week! #b15workshopontour #atelierlajuntana #modelmakinginthedigitalage #summerschool #manchesterschoolofarchitecture #b15workshop #universityofmanchester #manchestermetropolitanuniversity #modelmaking #craftskills #liencres

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(part 4 ) A peek inside through the transparent bit of the glass!✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Funnily enough the client demanded that the facade must be white. This is rather unusual as it eliminated Frank Gehry’s much used Titanium material he uses in other projects a lot.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The gradient created between the transparent and white glass allows for more light control in the interior spaces. This has massively reduced the energy loss and gains, that a curtain wall usually would impose. Increasing the sustainability of the building.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ IAC Building by Gehry Partners, Lower East Side (New York )📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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(part 3 ) Quite a funny awkward overhang above the parking entrance. However, it portrays the dynamic character and shape of the building.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ IAC Building by Gehry Partners, Lower East Side (New York )📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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(Part 2 ) Junction between the tucked away underground parking lot and service-door facing the street.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The titanium framing material complements the glass facade beautifully. Effectively highlighted in this picture.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There is also something special about how the soft and smooth glass facade meets at the bottom of the pavement.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ IAC Building by Gehry Partners, Lower East Side (New York )📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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Quite shocked intially. An impression of a complete detachment from the surroundings and context. Like a white mountain in the midst of a green jungle. That was the first few thoughts I had when passing by the building for the first time.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, I presumed within seconds that it was a work by Frank Gehry due to its highly sculptural form.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ——‘BUT’ either way I knew that the project itself possibly presents interesting theories and research that would interest me.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ IAC Building by Frank Gehry. Lower East Side, Manhattan (New York )📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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Don't forget to visit the Rochdale Re-imagined exhibition by students of Manchester School of Architecture in Number One Riverside until 16th August! #rochdale #architecture #architectureexhibitions #manchesterschoolofarchitecture

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#instagrammism 💕 Every architecture exhibition needs an instagram booth 😁 #msa #manchesterschoolofarchitecture #degreeshow

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Very nice detail of the roof-entrance. A smooth and well considered transition, curving from the vertical shutters (curtain-like ) to a horizontal plateau.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The junction between the street and the darker parking lot.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ East Manhattan, New York📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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For a second I felt like I was in Tokyo. The intricate and delicate detailing of those grey shutters are very smooth to the eye. Also, the deep shadows experienced enhance these thoughts.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Both the sense of privacy and dark lighting qualities, Japanese are often concerned with.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ East Manhattan, New York📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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Slight feeling I was not in NY or just seemed quite dreamy. Eitherway, one of my favourite districts, the Cast Iron District (SoHo ).✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the 19th Century when modern day steel was not discovered yet, cast iron was utilised as the structure for the buildings. Cast iron is less stable and more brittle due to its limited tensile strength (however the material has better compressive strength ).✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Greenwich Village, Downtown Manhattan📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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Lastly😅 the blurring of the boundaries between inside and outside by the continuity of the stone ceiling past the glazing surrounding the entrance lobby.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1957✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Seagram Building, Park Avenue - Midtown-Manhattan (New York )📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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I am in love with the material qualities of this building. The bronze metal cladding against the vibrant brown tinted glass windows. It sets up quite a nice contrast to the lighter ground stone of the plaza in-front of it. Also, apparently the glass windows are tinted in a way that reduces both UV exposure inside and retains heat better. This strengthened the argument of the architect for the envelope system (an unconventional system back then ) at the time.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Also this picture captures the uniformity and proportions of the building and all its seperate elements nicely. This concept is very abundant in classicism (ancient architectural style ).✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1957✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Seagram Building, Park Avenue - Midtown-Manhattan (New York )📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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The beautiful Seagram Building is an amazing example of functionalist aestheticism too. With the mimicked non structural vertical window muillions on the exterior facade, Mies tried to express the structure of the building. ((The building codes didnt allow the actual structure to be expressed as fire resistance was prioritised etc... ) ) He strongly believed that ornaments / decoration was NOT required to achieve beauty.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1957✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Seagram Building, Park Avenue - Midtown-Manhattan (New York )📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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People rushing to work!✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A public plaza was created by setting back the building 100ft from the street edge. The creation of social environments in such a dense environment was very unusual at the time due to the restricting zoning laws.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, public spaces have increased massively in New York partly due to this design.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Seagram Building, Park Avenue - Midtown-Manhattan (New York )📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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Probably the most mentioned architect in my architectural education up on till now.. Mies van der Rohe was on the forefront of modernism and this building more specifically set a very distinct precedent for the buildings to come over the world, on modern office and skyscaper design.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1957✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Seagram Building, Park Avenue - Midtown-Manhattan (New York )📍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #urbandesignhighlights

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Another type of model I never tried my hand at; a 100% handmade detail model. It also comes apart, with very little glue used to piece the pieces together. (6/6 ) #architecture #ba3 #graduateproject #msa #manchesterschoolofarchitecture #praxxisfeministaction #model #axo #explodedaxo #drawing #digital #physical #modelmaking #concept

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