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THIS ONE THE GREATEST AMERICAN BUILDINGS.
IT IS ONE OF THE BUILDINGS THAT GOT ME INTO ARCHITECTURE.
NO PICTURE NOR VIDEO NOR DESCRIPTION COULD EVER BEGIN TO DESCRIBE HOW AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL AND POWERFUL THIS BUILDING IS IN PERSON.

more pics of this in the "underrated architects" thread
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Louis I Kahn... the master.



This one even makes AtomicGlee happy.

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CLAUS + KAAS
Bureau
Amsterdam
2007


The private accommodation
of Claus and Kaan Amsterdam is an integral part of the building
construction which will form block 49A on IJburg,
the new Amsterdam neighborhood
which Claus and Kaan have been involved in designing.
The concrete office block is
rectangular and without any frills.
It is bare architecture in which the structure is
integrated into the façade and in which the
interior fully exposes the structure.
In the façade, a regular pattern of large windows has been
introduced which offer a picturesque view of the IJmeer and
the Dutch cloudscapes.
The design of the office building is quite simple:
it is a stack of spacious open-plan floors.
One side of the building contains all the facilities including the
elevator and a gentle, broad staircase which is
finished off in grey like the rest of the building
and where the only accent is the reflection from the stainless steel of the banister.








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Old Posted Aug 10, 2008, 8:10 AM
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CLAUS + KAAS
Hotel
Amsterdam
2006

The hotel on the IJ inlet,
not far from Amsterdam’s Central Station,
is part of a mixed development comprising a tall office tower,
a cruise terminal and a music centre in addition to the hotel.
The buildings share a continuous
plinth out of which they rise as four autonomous volumes.
The plinth contains a car park,
a coach terminal and conference facilities.
Out of the plinth rises the semi-public section of the five-star hotel:
the lobby, which is the spatial and organizational
node between the substructure and the tower
with its 400 hotel rooms occupying the sixth to the nineteenth floors.
The skin of the hotel tower consists of horizontal bands
of natural stone and glass.
Their effect is to deprive the facade of legibility since they express
neither the concatenation of cells of which
the hotel is composed nor the standard floor height.
In addition, the imperviousness of the cool,
stony skin explicitly insulates the building
from its visually busy surroundings.









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Old Posted Aug 10, 2008, 8:18 AM
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CLAUS + KAAS
De Eekenhof
Enschede
2008



By order of Domijn Woningcorporatie,
Claus en Kaan Architecten has made a design
for a health centre in the area of Roombeek in the city of Enschede
in the Netherlands.
The building, which apart from a health centre
also comprises parking space, apartments,
single family homes and a home for the disabled,
occupies a remarkable position within the master plan of ArchitectenCie.
A building of 10 floors arises on the crossing of Roomweg and de Bleken.
The pharmacy as the most public function is prominently present.
By gradually decreasing the volume of the building
with spacious terrace apartments and
splitting up the program in various building parts
around an inner garden, the building concurrently
makes a connection with the adjacent small scale buildings.









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Channel 4 Television Headquarters

LONDON 1994
Richard Rogers




[The building with its soaring glass wall is lively and draws in visitors and passers by. The design is further integrated with the community through its adjoining housing development and shared access to the central gardens.]

[The accommodation meets the exacting requirements for commercial office space for a building of this type and can be divided into cellular and open plan arrangements as required.]

[The entrance to the building is clearly defined by a conclave glass wall. The curved ramp leads from the public open space directly to the entrance. The glass wall is flanked on one side by the stack of meeting room, and on the other by the wall climber lifts that provide the main vertical circulation for the building.]


The architectural concept was driven by the decision to conceive the Channel 4 building and the associated housing scheme as a unified perimeter block enclosing a courtyard garden. As a result, the masterplan re-establishes the traditional form of the urban block which is found throughout London. Channel 4’s segment of the complex occupies two sides of the block, joined at the north-west corner by a fully glazed entrance. The remaining two sides are formed by the residential buildings which were developed by Channel 4 as a separate undertaking in order to offset the cost of the development as a whole.
The Channel 4 building is organised from the basement upwards, with the highly technical, service-heavy spaces located in the basement, proceeding upwards through four storeys above ground. As the majority of Channel 4’s output is made by independent programme makers, there is no need for an elaborate network of studios. In fact, only one studio is required, and is located in the basement with its own access to street level, along with other technical spaces including editing suites, telecine suites, broadcast facilities and video tape library. On the higher of the two basement levels are a cinema for press screenings and perimeter offices equipped with high level windows to introduce daylight. The first three floors above ground accommodate a mix of open plan and cellular office spaces with the maximum amount of external glazing. The top floor contains executive offices and the boardroom, opening onto a terrace overlooking the courtyard.














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Louis I Kahn... the master.



This one even makes AtomicGlee happy.

Glad to know my reputation precedes me.

Yes, I love the Kimbell. It's an example of modernism that isn't cold and alienating - a rare example.
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KENZO TANGE /
YAMANASHI PRESS AND BROADCASTING CENTER /
YAMANASHI JAPAN /
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KENZO TANGE /
SHIZUOKA PRESS AND BROADCASTING CENTER IN TOKYO /
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SMC ALSOP
DÜSSELDORF GERMANY
2002
COLORIUM

The Colorium is a dramatic 18 storey multi-coloured tower, designed by SMC Alsop, on the waterfront in Dusseldorf's revivified harbour. Although designed as a commercial building for private client, Ibing Immobilien Handel GmbH & Co.Hochhaus KG, this new £11million landmark will play an integral part in the regeneration programme that is progressively transforming Dusseldorf's disused port and dock area into a Media Harbour, incorporating a galaxy of international architectural talent.

Located on an extremely constricted site in the Speditionsstrasse peninsula, formerly home to a waterfront silo, the 12,400sqm (gross) SMC Alsop's building takes the form of a dramatic 62 metre high tower with two basement levels. SMC Alsop's treatment of the external façade of the building, an intricate patchwork of coloured glass, transforms what could be a conventional office into a towering mosaic artwork. The regularity of the floor pattern is broken down and blurred by the sophisticated and sensuous facade treatment using advanced glass technology and only 17 distinct types of panels. To ensure an intense external colour appearance, the artwork is screen printed onto the glass with a reduced percentage of printed area in the vision panels.

Overlaying the concrete frame, the mosaic facade distorts the internal structure, scale and perspective of the building, creating a highly elusive and pictorial presence on the waterfront. The plant installation at roof level is transformed into a red light box cantilevering out over the water.
















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CLAUS + KAAS
Bureau
Amsterdam
2007


The private accommodation
of Claus and Kaan Amsterdam is an integral part of the building
construction which will form block 49A on IJburg,
the new Amsterdam neighborhood
which Claus and Kaan have been involved in designing.
The concrete office block is
rectangular and without any frills.
It is bare architecture in which the structure is
integrated into the façade and in which the
interior fully exposes the structure.
In the façade, a regular pattern of large windows has been
introduced which offer a picturesque view of the IJmeer and
the Dutch cloudscapes.
The design of the office building is quite simple:
it is a stack of spacious open-plan floors.
One side of the building contains all the facilities including the
elevator and a gentle, broad staircase which is
finished off in grey like the rest of the building
and where the only accent is the reflection from the stainless steel of the banister.



I was in Amsterdam earlier this year, you'd have to pump yourself so full of Prozac every morning in order to work in that building without dying of depression.
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Great building

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^Except that the Emperor who had it made cut the worker's hands or thumbs off after it was completed so that nobody could build something like it again.
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Great building
can't argue that. but i intended this thread to showcases progressive architecture of today or of its time.
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can't argue that. but i intended this thread to showcase what I consider to be progressive architecture of today or of its time.
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Water Turbine. David Gonzalez Fernandez. Spain






Wind Dam. Chetwood Associates. Lake Lagoda in northwest Russia

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^ I'd forgotten all about the Chetwood wind dam. The Water Turbine is new to me. Intriguing.
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Fixed.
well what does a guy like you consider progressive?
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