Archive for the ‘America’ Category

Lantern House by David Jameson Architect

May 10, 2009

Evoking the image of an illuminated Japanese lantern, a glass and steel volume is inserted into the body of an existing row house. Conceptually a contrast of the light and heavy, acid etched panels are inserted into a self supporting steel frame that cantilevers out of the masonry mass.

The entire steel frame not only serves as the structure for the glass skin, but also functions as an intelligent shelving solution for the interior. Tectonically, the frame lends itself to being a tangible presence felt inside the house, enveloping the kitchen and the second floor study spaces. Vertical partitions deliberately placed throughout the etched window wall allow for the occasional transparent glass to selectively frame views of the sky and trees towards the rear and side of the site.

www.davidjamesonarchitect.com

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Marina City, Chicago, Illinois by Bertrand Goldberg

September 11, 2008
ISO50s beautiful depiction of Marina City

ISO50's beautiful depiction of Marina City

Bertrand Goldberg’s speech about Marina City presented at the seminar on “Architectural Aspects of Edmonton Civic Centre Plan,” Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. September 27, 1959: link

plan

plan

plan detail

plan detail

it emits very strange light at night, not as lurid as other tower blocks

it emits very strange light at night, not as lurid as other tower blocks

Pacific Northwest Regional Architecture by “Dave”

September 11, 2008

This is a blog about a style of architecture found in the Pacific Northwest. The style is often referred to as Westcoast Contemporary or Northwest Regionalism. My plan for this blog is to just post as many pictures and information as I can.

Dave

It’s kind of unusual to see blog related to such a specific aspect but I would love to find more as it great to see such interest for the finer details.

www.pnwra.com