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Richard Meier’s Architecture Concept: Light, Color, and Location

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Category: Building Concept, Design Literature, Public Space

High Museum of Art AtlantaRichard Meier is a famous American architect who was born on October 12, 1934. The first impression we can get when seeing his works is an architectural masterpiece that is white, clean, and accurate. The characteristics of his works are the white line and box shades on the walls. Then, the lighting is also a big consideration. For example, he makes any natural light moves into the building through the walls or openings. It is a beautiful completion by integrating the force of nature on the building.
Richard Meier opened his …

Getting to Know the Architect Tadao Ando and His Phenomenal Work, Church of the Light

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Category: Public Space

 Church of the Light by Tadao Ando Tadao Ando, born in 1941, is a well-known architect from Japan. He spent most of his time outside his house. He was raised by his grandmother which name is also Ando. In his 10-17 he worked as a carpenter where he learned to produce something with woods and made models of aircrafts and ships. Ando had an unusual way of learning. He said, “I was not a good learner and he preferred having his own class outside the school. When I was 18 I started to visit temples and tea …

Six Wonderful Artificial Harbours

Monday, July 9, 2012 Category: Landscape, Public Space

Port of Long BeachImage credit: PQM
A harbour is a place can be used as a shelter for ships, boats, and barges. Many cities are located near harbours since they can provide a connection to international shipping and trade. A harbour generally has specially designed equipments to load and unload passengers or goods. There are two basic types of harbours; natural and artificial. A natural harbour is surrounded on several sides by prominences of land. Its geological features created by the landscape. In contrast, an artificial harbour is created through the use of piers, …