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Πέμπτη, 01 Οκτωβρίου 2020

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Infosys Building – Hinjewadi, Pune, India Infosys Building – Hinjewadi, Pune, India Infosys Building – Hinjewadi, Pune, India The Infosys Headquarters in Pune, India is a high-tech building looking like a descending spacecraft, and this illusion is mainly created by its shape: an ellipsoid structure with a tilted angle at approximately 10 degrees. Within this park, there are currently approximately 20 software company headquarters, among others names like Mindtree, Tata Technologies, Tech Machindra and CISCO.The giant “spaceship” style futuristic building was constructed based on the designs of architect Hafeez Contractor, a highly respected Indian architect known lately for his involvement in “green” architecture designs. The Infosys building has 5 stories and it is made of a combination of steel, glass and aluminum. Milwaukee Art Museum – Lake Michigan, Milwaukee- Wisconsin The Milwaukee Art Museum is comprised by three main parts: the War Memorial Center, the Quadracci Pavilion and the Cudahy Gardens. The museum was designed by Santiago Calatrava, David Kahler and Eero Saarinen. Out of the three component parts, the Quadracci Pavilion is the most visually impressing, built in the postmodern architectural style, according to the plans of Calatrava. The Windhover Hall is the main attraction of the structure, and it has a glass ceiling which is 90 feet in height. The Pavilion lies on water, and it is connected to mainland through a wonderful suspension bridge (the Reiman Bridge). Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision – Hilversum, The Netherlands The overall effect of the building is mesmerizing: colorful and translucent glass panels, with a joyous outlook, luxury and opulence- all these combinations have resulted in a wonderful work of art. The building was designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, and it has five levels underground and just as many above the ground. The underground levels contain the archive files and materials while within the above levels there is the media museum open to visitors. The glass panels on the facade feature a collage of extremely famous pictures and stills from the Dutch movies and television. Denver Art Museum – Denver, USA The building of this beautiful museum started as early as 1948 when designer Burnham Hoyt, (after a huge restorative process) designed the structure which was known as the Schleier Gallery. Throughout the years, several expansions have been made to the original buildings, since the museum needed more and more space to accommodate its treasures. Two of the most famous additions are the Frederick C. Hamilton Building and the North Building. Frederick C Hamilton Building The Frederick C. Hamilton was designed by architect Daniel Liebeskind, and the design actually resembles the beautiful peaks of the Rocky Mountains, and of all kinds of geometric rock formations so specific to Denver’s geology. Then, the entire building was covered by huge titanium panels, which according to the designer himself, “reflect the Colorado sunshine”. The North BuildingThe North Building was a joint effort of designers Gio Ponti and the Denver architectural firm James Sudler Associates. The building is actually veiled in beautiful and shiny glass tiles, and the entire facade of the structure reminds of that of a beautiful modern castle. Federation Square – Melbourne, Australia The Federation Square of Melbourne is the second greatest tourist attraction of the city, after the Crown Casino. The building process of the square was shadowed by a huge amount of controversy, yet even so, it is one of the mostly admired structures. The structures of the Federation square are built in the deconstructivist style, bearing a sense of fragmentation and an overall minimalist outlook. The facades of the buildings are covered with glass and sandstone tiles, perforated zinc & metal frames and with the help of these there is a multitude of interesting geometric patterns. The designers of the project were the London architectural firm Lab Architecture Studio with master designers Donald Bates and Peter Davidson, and the local Bates Smart firm. La Tete-au-Carre - Nice, France This strange yet extremely powerful and visually impressive, almost philosophic building is the central library building located in the heart of Nice, France. It is the first ever inhabited sculpture of the world, and it is made entirely of aluminum. Famous sculptor and painter Sacha Sosno together with architects Yves Bayard and Francis Chapuis created it. The literal translation of the French naming is “Thinking inside the Box” or “Square Head”. Within the “head” there are actually 3 floors of the library filled with digital and paper print media and literature. The building is 26 meters high, and it remains one of the most interesting and modern sculpture-buildings of France. Montreal Biosphere, Canada This museum is located in Montreal, Canada, and it is entirely dedicated to the environment. The architect of this unusual structure was Richard Buckminster Fuller, who created a complex dome style structure, which was actually the US Pavilion for the World Fair Expo ’67. The structure is 61 m high and the diameter of the sphere is 78 m. It’s main frame is made of steel pipes, and uses around 1,900 acrylic panels on its facades. Today, the sphere serves as a location of interactive exhibits for children, and several other special cultural and entertainment programs for all ages. Peter B Lewis Building – Cleveland – USA This building was designed by famous architect Frank Gehry, and it is the home of the Weatherhead School of Management. The building has some wonderful curvaceous lines, and although to some it looks quite strange, it is still a very important work of art in the city of Cleveland. The overall cost of the work was $62 million, and it stretches over 14,000 m2. The tone, style and structure of the building are clearly reminiscent of the Guggenheim Museum in Spain, which was also built by master ‘pop’ architect Frank Gehry. Bibliotheca Alexandrina – Elshtaby – Egypt The architects, planners and designers of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina were professionals from the Hamza Associates and the Snohetta firms. The library and cultural center received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2004. Dome House – Pensacola Beach – Florida, USA This structure is a geodesical dome home, which besides being extremely comfortable, taking up relatively smaller place than a traditional home, and being extremely solid in all kinds of weather conditions, is also a very unusual yet stylish structure. From the inside, the guests are offered breathtaking views upon the ocean and the sea- being a spherical styled structure one can have access to a truly panoramic view of the nature’s beauties. The master mind behind the design of this Monolithic Dome is Bob Bissett. Parc Guell – Barcelona, Spain This park is filled with the wonderful architectural pieces from master architect Antonio Gaudi. The park is located in Barcelona, and it was built between 1900 and 1914. Some of the most notable pieces in the park include the entrance, which gives you the sensation that you are going to enter a castle. As well as the multicolored mosaic dragon fountain (which unfortunately was subject to vandalism in 2007 but was nicely restored since!) and the two main buildings right at the entrance of the park. Antonio Gaudi’s legacy is immeasurable not only for the Spanish people, but for all the people on Earth who love beauty and art. Honey Bee Hive House – Jerusalem, Israel This cute residential building has definitely broken all the rules of traditional architecture. It is located in Jerusalem, and it was built in the 1970’s, based on the plans of local architect Zvi Hecker. The National Ministry of Housing wanted at the time a major breakout from the typical housing patterns around the city. They definitely managed to make a difference…
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