Monday, April 29, 2013

Blob Architecture

Today in class we discussed what was called blob architecture and the magnificent buildings and just the plans for them astonished me.
This is the Selfridges store in Birmingham whose design was inspired by chainmail dresses.
This is a picture of the inside of the building. To me, this is amazing that someone could not only come up with an idea like this, but actually find a way to get it constructed and make it useful and make it really a staple in the place it resides from now on.
This building is The Sage in Gateshead. It is a music and arts center. To me, it resembles the Guggenheim in the outter panels being very reflective and I'm sure creating lots of problems when it comes to the heat it produces and the light that reflects off of it and into surrounding buildings. But, nonetheless, it looks like a beautifully built building and I would love to visit it one day.
This is a building, "...dedicated to the history and exploration of popular music, science fiction, and pop culture. It is named the Experience Music Project and is located in Seattle. It looks beautiful with the color it is and the reflectiveness of the outside.
The building in this picture is actually called The Blob and is located in Eindhoven, Netherlands. It was given its name because there are no clear lines as to where the roof ends and the walls begin, it's just sort of a blob. Many people don't see this  builing as one that fits in the city and would rather it be gone, but for those who do enjoy it and think it belongs where it stands, it is a magnificent piece of architecture. 

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