Posted in Architecture, Discussion, Historic Preservation, News Ink, Peoples' Places, tagged Architect, Architecture, Buildings, Business, Economy, Frank Gehry, Historic Preservation, Jon Jerde Partnership, Macerich Company, Mall, news, Old Buildings, Philip Johnson, Residence, Restoration, Reuse, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Place, Technology, Urban Design, Winton Guest House on February 22, 2008|
3 Comments »
This week in news we find two of Frank Gehry’s projects declared obsolete- Winton Guest House in Minnesota, and Santa Monica Place mall in Santa Monica.
In early 2007, the University of California, Irvine, razed one of his buildings—a computer science center—to make way for a new engineering complex, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported at the time.
Mike and Penny Winton, the original clients of Winton Guest House, sold the guest house as well as their main residence, a 1954-vintage house by famous architect Philip Johnson, to Kirt Woodhouse, a real estate developer, in 2002. Woodhouse divided the 12-acre property into three separate lots, and was able to sell Johnson-designed residence but not one by Gehry’s . It stayed on the market for too long with no buyers.
Read Full Post »
Posted in Architecture, Discussion, Green Architecture, tagged Buildings, Change, Dubai, Dynamic Architecture, Energy, Four Dimensions, Green, Multi-storey, news, Solar Power, Technology on February 19, 2008|
13 Comments »
Building that moves. Building that generates energy. Building that is green. To some it may appear that I am describing some building from a science fiction. Well, architecture in four dimensions belongs to the real world. We are talking about Dubai’s Green Environmental Towers which has become popular as ‘the Dynamic Architecture Building’. CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR A VIDEO.
Architect David Fisher, Italian Architect and Town Planner, incorporated dynamics in his buildings first in Italy, followed by Dubai, London, Moscow, Paris,and Hong Kong. According to Fisher, time is the most powerful dimension of life. “Time”, says Fisher “is the dimension of relativity”. His new skyscraper, the tower in motion, is shaped by “life designed by time”.
Read Full Post »