Great Erections

Part I Pastebook

Next pageArchive


Tekstiler Kvartal

Chris Dove / Thesis / Post Graduate Diploma / Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art / Glasgow, UK / July 2014

The Tekstiler Kvartal of Nørrebro  is located in the centre of a large urban block in Copenhagen. The blocks of Nørrebro are of an unusually large proportion, and used to contain industrial buildings at their centres which would provide work for the district. These centres were completely lost in a series of over zealous slum clearance in the 1960s. The thesis looks to reintroduce the idea of industry in the centre of a block, to form a new urban strategy for Nørrebro.

The Tekstiler Kvartal creates a situation in the centre of a block, consisting of two large industrial components that occupy the territory in the centre. These large glass and concrete components contain the spaces for recycling and making of the textiles into raw material in which young designers can use. An archive of textiles is established. The introduction of glass and concrete, into the centre of the block, acts as a new typology of architecture in the centre of the block. These industrial spaces are contrasted by a layer of smaller scale, studio spaces, which connect the industrial centre with the retail and residential edge of the block. The studio components of the Kvartal are of a solid brick construction, reminiscent of the traditional Danish typology in which it sit. The studios look to act as an intermediate element between the centre and the perimeter through the use of scale, materiality and the introduction of outside shared spaces. These exterior spaces act as a common ground between the industry and the residential edge, encouraging the integration of the public into the industry, and with it the reinvention of Nørrebro.

(Source: super-architects.com, via archisketchbook)

lorettabosence:

More amazing drawings from the Bartlett Architecture School show, this time from MArch student Louis Sullivan. He proposes a ‘Living Dam’ which would provide homes for 10,000 inhabitants and: “Together with the integration of ecology, society and infrastructure…is a physical model of a modern ‘hydraulic civilisation’; a community and society sustained and dependant on its control, management and utilisation of water.”

"Whilst providing a store for the national asset of water, the project simultaneously provides a series of tiers, terraces, weirs and platypuses which house a series of beneficial ecologies such as reedbed systems, watercress fields, ponds, lakes and elevated fruit gardens for the water to flurry and flow through, building upon the technology of the Living Machine which segregates wetland ecologies into useful components for accelerated water filtration. The ecologies maintained within the dam go beyond the bucolic, and provide purification and filtration of the water beyond EU drinking water directive 98/83/EC as well as nourishing foods for the occupants to maintain and harvest."

“‘The Living Dam’ is towards a new typology of dam - away from the image of solitary hydrological infrastructures, and towards a model which is not only integral but also integrated with society, which may help alter the public perception of the essential infrastructures and reduce many of the negative consequences associated with dam management. 
A ‘useful pyramid’ for the 21st century.”

http://www.louissullivan.co.uk/index.php?/architecture-ma-y5/project-2/

(via archisketchbook)

weandthecolor:

Illustrations by Jaume Montserrat
Barcelona based illustrator Jaume Montserrat has created a series of animal drawings with a great ribbon or cutout effect.
Check out more of the animal drawings here.
Find WATC on:Facebook I Twitter I Google+ I Pinterest I Flipboard I Instagram

roomonfiredesign:

Kolumba Diocesan Museum, Cologne, Germany, 2007 by Peter Zumthor. Photos by Hélène Binet.

(via sheslostctrl)

larameeee:

Afasia: Buchner Bründler Architects
sheslostctrl:

Yardhouse Studios, London by Assemble.

onefourtwothree:

Process.

Graphite on trace, recycled paper and models made from greyboard.

stolend-og:

Exploded Isos

Live-Work Unit, Workshop Unit

Workers’ Co-op, Stroud

Deer Shelter, 2006

James Turrell

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

archisketchbook:

Propositional Masterplan for the redevelopment of Stowford Paper Mill

roomonfiredesign:

Le Corbusier, Couvent Sainte-Marie de la Tourette, Eveux, France, 1953. Photographed in 2007 by Hèléne Binet.

(via sheslostctrl)

fhorm:

Saunalahti School / VERSTAS Architects via http://ift.tt/1vyAHlw
architecturepastebook:

East Ham Library & customer service centre, Rick Mather Architects on Flickr.
kwinky:

—

archatlas:

City Collages Anastasia Savinova

(via stolend-og)