Posts Tagged With architecture

Navigating Space: Hunt Library

For my analysis of a spatial environment, I chose to examine Hunt Library on Centennial Campus. In this particular structure, the architecture firm Snøhetta attempted to design a technologically-sophisticated collaborative learning space. To do this, the architecture is kept extremely modern and simplistic, with the primary medium being steel and glass. Inside the structure, the…

Hugh Ferriss & The Metropolis of Tomorrow

This remarkable rendering entered the Public Domain this year, and predates Ferriss’s best known book, The Metropolis of Tomorrow (1924) by several years. To examine this book today is to marvel at the predictive power of Ferriss’s vision. At the beginning of his career, his work would have been characterized as that of a delineator, and…

Sweet’s File

SWEET’S FILE (Sections 15-20) Upon first viewing the book, I was intrigued by the bright colors and the highly designed pages. I found the book’s ability to fit a lot of information onto a page in a manner that wasn’t overwhelming, and that also didn’t utilize tiny, barely legible text, very impressive. I also loved…

Contemporary Furniture and Textiles

  My first visual impression when viewing the cover of Contemporary Furniture and Textiles was that my attention was immediately drawn to the bolded, red “K” in the middle. The background is filled with contrasting colors of grey and black with the word “Knoll” repeatedly stated. The repetition of these words is highlighted even more…

Sweet’s File. Architectural. Sections 15-20.

When I entered the Special Collections room at D.H. Hill, Sweet’s File Architectural Sections 15-20 immediately caught my eye. Its large but plain cover which was aqua blue stood out to me above the rest of the books on display. My first thought when sitting down in front of the book was how large and…

Rebeca Méndez University of Cincinnati: Marché

This project, commissioned by Thom Mayne of Morphosis, required Mendez to create a design that would cover four cone-like structures that pierce the ceiling of the Rec Center. For this design, Mendez took into account that often times, in places like these, plants are what is wanted, to create a more lifelike feel to accompany…

Walter Dorwin Teague

1939 New York City World’s Fair Last but not least, this wildly successful project deserves to be put in Walter Dorwin Teague’s portfolio because it was one of (if not THE) most grand thing he ever did. Teague worked with people from all over the nation and world to pull off dozens of buildings, exhibits,…

Pullen Park

I chose to observe Pullen Park. When you enter Pullen Park, it has this old-fashioned village appearance to it. The buildings are older looking and it feels as if they could disguise themselves as little shops within a sleepy neighborhood. However, the activities that occur within Pullen Park are quite the opposite. There is a…

File Under Architecture

Judge a Book by its Cover By: Lavanya Gunturi Part 1: The book I chose to check out was File Under Architecture by Herbert Muschamp. The book caught my eye on the self, because it looked more like a cardboard box than a book. Books that are fragile are usually stored within a custom box,…