FORM AND FUNCTION
The interior and the exterior of the building form a whole. The used materials are a background for the exhibition. The architecture is not supposed to interfere with the emotional message of the personal items belonging to the victims buried at the cemetery. A clear simple division of functions has been suggested inside the building. The entrance to the building is located at the ending of the main alley from the cemetery. The visitor enters the glazed space of teh hall, with a reception and a cloakroom on the right, closed within a steel panel booth, so as not to restrict the inside cubature and the view from the outside. The end of the hall holds an education room and a corridor to the café, the restrooms, and the office area with a backstage. The rectangular exposition space is separated with a reinforced concrete wall. In the direction of the cemetery the exhibition space opens with a wide glassing, directing the eye of the visitor to the three white crosses at the end. The glass patios include pines. The patios enlight the exhibition area, separating particular parts of the exposition, and organizing the direction of the visit.
via WXCA — The Palmiry Museum Place of Memory — Europaconcorsi.
I recently watched Frank Lloyd Wright: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
My parents live very close to Taliesin West, and when I lived with them I used to drive past the entrance on my way to high school. I have been on several tours around the site, my mum even worked there for a spell, so I have acquired quite a lot knowledge about Frank Lloyd Wright. I found the film interesting, it tied Frank Lloyd Wrights’ personal life together with his career. I now have a chronological understanding of the bits and pieces of knowledge I already had. A little bit of relaxed architectural history for an evening!
George Ferguson has been elected the mayor of Bristol, my hometown back in the UK.
I met Mr Ferguson in 2007 when I went on a trip with AWW architects to the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff. A friend had a connection with the practice and was invited, and somehow I was able to tag along as well. We were given a tour of the building, which had only been open a few months and was a hot topic of interest in the architectural community. A lot of the questions and queries the architects, including Mr Ferguson, brought up went right over my head. However, the trip was a turning point for me, waking me up to the architecture world that existed outside of architecture school. I’m sure I still have the sketchbook I took notes in squirrelled away in my grandad’s attic!
I’m looking forward to seeing what Mr Ferguson does with his new position.
After reading the first book of A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones last year I am now completely obsessed and besotted with the series, having read nothing else for the past 4 months!
Infrastructure changes to Whistler Blackcomb. Two new lifts announced, exciting news!
I wonder what sort of changes this will bring about in use of mountain facilities, such as the huts and restaurants? Will Blackcomb become more tourist/beginner friendly? And will this make the resort even more popular, in turn causing greater demand for accommodation and amenities?
Awesome and inspirational video on building in flood plains. I wish I had this idea!