Sunday, September 12, 2010

Photos of the Week: RHCT

Sunset: Sunday, September 5.

Red Hook Container Terminal: Filtered/Unfiltered.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Pass the Corbusier (or Architectural Analysis 002: Villa Savoye vs. Villa La Roche)

Comparative Analysis of two houses designed by Le Corbusier--Villa Savoye (in Poissy) and Villa La Roche (in Paris).  Axonometric and plan drawings reproduced from literature from Le Centre des Monuments Nationaux and the Le Corbusier Foundation.  Sketches and photos are mine, as are the really high-tech red overlays.

Initial Documentation

Central Ordering Devices

Fluidity and Dynamism

Relationship to Exterior

Completed in the Spring of 2005 for the SARUP Florence-Paris program with Professor Kyle Talbott.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Walking with Haussmann's Ghost (or Urban Space Analysis 002: Parc Citroën vs. Parc de la Villette)

Comparative Analysis of two modern Parisian parks.  Site plans reproduced from park literature.  Sketches and photos are mine.

Paris (Satellite Photo via Google Maps)
Initial Documentation
Ordering Systems
Crossing Paths/Vertical Connectors
Integration of Urban Context

And as a little carrot... evidently you've gotta get up to get down.  One of the many reasons I love Parc Citroën:

Parc Citroën Cross Section

UPDATE: Apparently the editors at Project for Public Spaces (PPS) don't know a good thing when it smacks them in the face.  Thankfully the readers dropped the knowledge in the comments section.

Completed in the Spring of 2005 for the SARUP Florence-Paris program with Professor Kyle Talbott.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Church of What's Happening Now (or Architectural Analysis 001: Santo Spirito vs. Amiens)

The first in a series--this time, it's architectural: a rudimentary comparative analysis of the Church of Santo Spirito (in Florence) and Amiens Cathedral (in Amiens, France).  For those of you on the edge of your seat after this nailbiter, further exploration of Amiens will follow at a later date.

Initial Documentation

Materials, Order and Delineation