Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Dressed In White (from Architectuul)

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum has its own color story. The architect was experimenting not only with red, but pink, peach, and a sort of ivory. He also proposed black marble. In January 1944, Wright described his choice of color and material as “Exterior: Red-marble and long-slim pottery red bricks.”

The story is that after Wrights death it was decided to paint the Guggenheim in white. 
Blue version of the Guggenheim Museum | Image: Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Peach version of the Guggenheim Museum | Image: Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Pink version of the Guggenheim Museum | Image: Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
White version of the Guggenheim Museum | Image: Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
In the end he chose the exterior color identified as “PV020 Buff.” By the time of the opening in October 1959, Wright was dead and the color had been changed on the job to a tint of cream and very soft yellow.

Full article here on ARCHITECTUUL thank you!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Bartlett UG 1 Visit to Kantana Film Institue near Bangkok

Last Week undergraduate Unit 1, Sabine Storp and Patrick Weber visited with 15 students the Kantana Film Institute in Bangkok.

The building is designed by Boonserm Premthada from Bangkok Studio Project.

Thank you Boonserm for showing us around and giving us an amazing lecture on the design process.

Friday, 7 November 2014


The Undergraduate Unit 1 at the Bartlett has an online blog documenting their research into inhabitation and living.

Please have a look at the Blog on TUMBLR

More about UG 1 at the Bartlett HERE

Benedetta Tagliabue – Bartlett International Lecture Series

18:30 - 20:00 12 November 2014
Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, UCL, Gower Street, WC1E 6XA

Blending Through Experimentation

Italian architect Benedetta Tagliabue will talk about the connection between theory and practice, the work of Miralles Taglibue EMBT and the efforts of the Enric Miralles Foundation, whose goal is to promote experimental architecture. She will also speak about her successes and future projects, and about how women can succeed in the world of architecture.

Benedetta Tagliabue studied at the Istituto di Architettura di Venezia and is director of Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, founded with Enric Miralles in Barcelona 1994, and based since 2010 in Shanghai. She also directs the Enric Miralles Foundation.
Her most notable projects include the Edinburgh Parliament, the Diagonal Mar Park, the Santa Caterina Market, the Vigo University Campus, and the Spanish Pavilion for Expo Shanghai 2010, which was awarded the prestigious RIBA International Best International Building of 2011 award.
In 2004 she received an honorary doctorate from the Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland and recently won the 2013 RIBA Jencks Award for her recent and major contribution to both the theory and practice of architecture internationally.
She has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, Columbia University and Barcelona ETSAB, lecturing regularly and participating in Juries around the world. She was recently appointed as the newest and ninth member of the Pritzker Architecture Prize jury.
Additional informationThe Bartlett International Lecture Series is free and open to members of the public on a first come, first seated basis. Places are limited so early arrival is suggested.

Watch past lectures on Vimeo

Fletcher Priest Trust
 supports the International Lecture Series.

The Bartlett School of Architecture Open Day

11:00 - 16:00 13 December 2014
Location: The Bartlett School of Architecture, 140 Hampstead Road, London NW1 2BX
Bartlett Open Day
Interested in studying Architecture at The Bartlett? See what goes on behind the scenes at The Bartlett School of Architecture's new home at 140 Hampstead Road, meet students and staff, see student work and find out how to apply for our BSc (ARB/RIBA Part 1) or MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2) courses.

The event will provide key information and guidance for BSc Architecture applicants (current Year 11 or 12 students and others who are considering architecture as a career) and prospective MArch Architecture students on application requirements, course structure, teaching and facilities.

Current students will be available to talk about their work and their experiences studying at the Bartlett School of Architecture.
There are two sessions, 11.15-13.15 and 14.00-16.15
  • If you are interested in BSc Architecture you may choose between morning or afternoon sessions (content is the same in both sessions)
  • If you are interested in MArch Architecture there is one session, from 11am 
Full details and booking are at Booking is essential and tickets are limited to two per person.

Bartlett graduates in Futures in the Making exhibition

sandra youkhana af

Recent Bartlett MArch Architecture graduates Sandra Youkhana and Alastair Browning have been selected to display their work in this year's Architecture Foundation (AF) Futures in the Making exhibition, showing from 13 – 28 November at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.
The AF curated exhibition features a selection of drawings, models and research from the final projects of selected postgraduate students from across London's architecture schools.
MArch Unit 11 graduate Sandra Youkhana will present Media Planning: Andermatt Rezoned. The project (pictured above) reimagines Andermatt as an Alpine commune in the wider context of Switzerland as a metacommune. 
Alastair Browning, a graduate from MArch Unit 17, will showcase FIAT-MIRAFIORI Turin, Italy. The project proposes a campus university sited within the endless 20m x 20m grid of Fiat’s behemoth Mirafiori plant (1939). Mirafiori is envisaged as a new city quarter articulated by the shifting presence of production, research, commerce and living.
alastair browning
Futures in the Making aims to share and explore new ideas for architecture and infrastructure from a rising generation of architectural talent, and use the projects as a point of departure for further debates about the future of architecture and the profession.
Futures in the Making
13 - 28 November 2014
Tuesday – Friday, 1.45 – 6pm
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Twenty Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RF 

Friday, 18 April 2014

Falling Water by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1935

Fallingwater or Kaufmann Residence is a house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The home was built partly over a waterfall on Bear Run in the Mill Run section of Stewart Township.
Hailed by Time shortly after its completion as Wright's "most beautiful job" it is listed amongSmithsonian's Life List of 28 places "to visit before you die." It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. In 1991, members of the American Institute of Architects named the house the "best all-time work of American architecture" and in 2007, it was ranked twenty-ninth on the list of America's Favorite Architecture according to the AIA.

Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright, June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures and completed 500 works. Wright believed in designing structures which were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was best exemplified by his design for Fallingwater (1935), which has been called "the best all-time work of American architecture". Wright was a leader of thePrairie School movement of architecture and developed the concept of the Usonian home, his unique vision for urban planning in the United States.
His work includes original and innovative examples of many different building types, including offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, and museums. Wright also designed many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the furniture and stained glass. Wright authored 20 books and many articles and was a popular lecturer in the United States and in Europe. His colorful personal life often made headlines, most notably for the 1914 fire and murders at hisTaliesin studio. Already well known during his lifetime, Wright was recognized in 1991 by theAmerican Institute of Architects as "the greatest American architect of all time." (WIKIPEDIA)

Falling Water House Website

Lots of Photos

Thursday, 17 April 2014

and again: Le Corbusier: Villa Savoye, Paris, 1928-31
links to photos

Villa Savoye is a modernist villa in Poissy, in the outskirts of ParisFrance. It was designed by Swiss architects Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, and built between 1928 and 1931.
A manifesto of Le Corbusier's "five points" of new architecture, the villa is representative of the bases of modern architecture, and is one of the most easily recognizable and renowned examples of the International style.
Originally built as a country retreat on behest of the Savoye family, the house fell into disuse after 1940, and entered a state of disrepair during World War II. It passed on to be property of the French state in 1958, and after surviving several plans of demolition, it was designated as an official French historical monument in 1965 (a rare occurrence, as Le Corbusier was still living at the time). It was thoroughly renovated from 1985 to 1997, and under the care of the Centre des monuments nationaux, the refurbished house is now open to visitors year-round. (WIKIPEDIA)
the house in ruins after world war II

Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoie used as a barn.
G.E. Kidder Smith, photographer (c. 1959)