Saturday, May 26, 2012

Aspire tower

Name: Aspire Tower
Localization: Doha, Qatar
Design: Modern
Construction: 2005-2007
Inauguration: November 2007
Architect: Hadi Simaan
Structural engineer: Arup
Shape: It’s an irregular shape as a thin cylinder 
Architectural     300 m (980 ft.)
Top floor             238 m (781 ft.)
Observatory      238 m (781 ft.)
Technical details
Floor count        36
Floor area           35,000 m2 (380,000 sq. ft.)
Elevators             17
Characteristics: The tower was a symbol of the 2006 Asian Games because of its size and closeness to the Khalifa International Stadium. In the tower we could find the Asian Games flame during the games and it holds the record for the tallest games flame, which was visible throughout Doha for the duration of the games. The design uses a concrete centre which is the main support. The rest of the building is a steel structure that stands out from the concrete centre. The exterior of the building is covered in a steel net which, during the Asian Games, was  illuminated by intense LED lights.

The final form consists of a 1-to-1.8 meter thick concrete cylinder (the centre)between 12-18 meter in diameter, surrrounded by networks of steel posts on each floor of the building modules. 

The designer, Simaan, has described the structure as "a celebration of earth and sky" saying that, "the structural steel struts that brace the structure back to the core also act as visual forces which create energy radiating from the center in a centrifugal rise." One of the most interesting characteristics of the tower is the broadcast of videos which was completed around an 8 meter section of the tower; this was done with the use of Philips technology.
The building was finished in November 2007 with a final cost of €133,395,000.
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                                                   RYUGYONG HOTEL

This hotel is in North Korea, this structure is a pyramid and it has 330 metres high, with 105 floors.
This building is a skycraper and his colours is grey mainly.

                                              STRUCTURE AND BIOGRAPHY

The building started to build in 1987 and it is the only hotel with more of one hundred floors and it is surrounded by many small buildings. This hotel stand out of the rest and it has a special quality: in the back of the structure there are two ledges, in each side, this ledges make the structure more resistant and less heavy because the air that pass through this ledges cut the air, so, in this zone of the building, the wind is very strong and fast.

Ryugyong Hotel is made up, the outside, of  hard plastic and iron mainly. It has many windows, as can we see in the photo. The structure has a principal column that holds all the building, the sides and the "wings".
The up part is a viewpoint and it has a fantastic view.

 Finished: The building finished in april, in 2012, by the Orascum Group company.


Date: 29/05/2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Van Gogh`s Blossoming Almond Tree

Almond Tree, represents much of what Vincent often thought about: rebirth. Trees blooming and flowering announces the beginning of spring and new life.

Like many of Van Gogh’s paintings, Blossoming Almond Tree has an influence from Japanese prints. Van Gogh collected and admired Japanese artists and used ideas such as bold color, dark outlines, and the beauty of nature in his work.

In fact, Almond Blossoms are several paintings made in 1880 and 1890.

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The scream made out of pencils. Absolutely amazing!

We all know that Munch made several versions of The Scream but check out this rendition which we recently came across made entirely out of pencils, created by the art directors of Ogilvy & Mather for a Faber Castell campaign.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Name: Torre Agbar
Localization: Barcelona (Spain)
Stile: Modern
Floor area: 51.483 m2
Construction: 1999-2004
Inaguration: june of 2005
Architects: Brufau & A. Obiol and Jean Nouvel
Shape: It has a regular shape, and it`s an cylinder.
Characteristics: The construction of this building began in 1999 but finally a lot of year later, in 2004. It inagurated takes place in June of 2005.
This building has 38 floors, 4 of this floors are undreground and the rest, 34, are on the land.The tower measures a total of 50,693 square metres, of which 30,000 are offices, 3,210 technical facilities, 8,132 services, including an auditorium, and 9,132 square metres for parking.
The main materials used in the construction of the building were concrete which comprises the structure of the tower and aluminum and glass.
One of the most characteristic elements of the building is its nocturnal illumination. The tower has more than 4,500 luminous devices that can operate independently using LED technology and enables the generation of images on the outside of the tower. The system is capable of creating 16 million of colours.
Once it was finished, the Agbar Tower quickly became an architectural icon of the city of Barcelona and one of its most famous buildings.




This is a ladybird. It has the same number of points in both sides.

It is a starfish. It has axial symmetry.

Symmetry in art

These are digital pictures
Symmetry in buildings

 This were the World trade Center in Manhattan. It were destroy in 2001

These are the quio Towers in Madrid. They have the same inclination.

Composition: Rythms. For Activity 6.1

 Victor Vaserely


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Tuesday, May 22, 2012


A construction manager is the person in the building work who must control the builders to carry out the design of the architect.
In order to be a construction manager, you must study technical architecture or building engineering. You can study this degree at the Granada’s ETSIE (Escuela técnica superior de Ingeniería de Edificación) or the Madrid’s European University. Out of Spain, the better university where you can study it, is in London, in the AA (Architectural association) School of Architecture.


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Universidad de Cádiz
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Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
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Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management)
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Spaceship Earth

Shape: is a sphere
I chose it because is in Disneyland of America.
Its size is amazing and it’s beautiful.
It was designer and manufacturer by WED Enterprises.
The type of attraction, a dark ride.
The design was based up on the Modern Movement concept.
The structure is similar in texture to the United States pavilion from Expo 67 in Montreal, but unlike that structure, Spaceship Earth is a complete sphere, supported on three main legs.
Construction took 26 months and 40,800 labor hours to build.

Juvet Landscape Hotel

Name: Juvet Landscape Hotel

Author: Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor (JSA)

Shape: Bucket

Artist movement:  Surrealist movement 

Its located:  Norway

The Juvet Landscape Hotel is located in the heart of the forest, on the banks of the river Valdolla, in Norway. 
Each room is a detached small independent house with one, or sometimes two of the walls constructed in glass. The rooms are hanging of the trees.The landscape in which these rooms are placed is by most people considered spectacularly beautiful and varied and the topography allows a layout where no room looks at another. In this way every room gets its own surprising view of a dramatic piece of landscape, always changing with the weather and the time of the day and the season.On first impression,the seven secluded cabins seem modest and unassuming. However, once you step foot inside, the landscape seems to be magnified through the outlook of large panoramic windows.  



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Monday, May 21, 2012


Name: Refuge

Author: Larry Hall

Shape: Cilindrical-shaped

Artist movement: Contemporean

 Its located: Texas

A lot of people say that the apocalipsis is near, so a very rich person, start to build a place where the humans can  be protected against a sick or zombie invasion. This build has 14 flats, 7 are aparments, but the constructor, think that the people need to study, eat and to do gymnastics, so he add a a cofffe shop flat, a school flat and a gym flat. This build is very interesting becouse is underground, but it has the same places that any hotel have.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012


"Contemporary Artist & Wire Sculptor Derek Kinzett was born in 1966, and spent his childhood living in Dodington Park, Gloucestershire, a breathtaking estate, designed and laid out by Capability Brown in 1764.
Derek moved with his family to Wiltshire in 1977, and completed his studies in Art & Design in 1984, majoring in wire sculpture and three-dimensional design.
In 2004 he launched 'The Inner Spirit Collection' of hand crafted life size wire sculptures, which has continued to grow in size and content.
Described as beyond beautiful, stunning & spiritual, Derek's work has gained recognition and respect for its intricacy and detail, receiving commissions from clients such as Tim Green of the Tate Gallery, Lord Ethan Stewart and the Actor Nicolas Cage"

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Name: Mirador Building

Localization: Spain, Madrid

Stile: Post-modern

Height: 63,4 meters ( 21 floors)

Architects: Blanca Lleó y LMRDV

Shape: It has a regular shape, and it is a rectangle.

Mirador Building is a building of postmodern architecture that is in the neighborhood of Sanchinarro, north of the city of Madrid (Spain). It was developed by Dutch architectural firm MVRDV in collaboration with the Madrid architect Blanca León. The project would include 156 apartments.

 This is a building height of 63.4 meters (21 floors) with housing. The most striking thing about him is the large central opening which is located 36.8 meters from the ground. It is a community garden and extensive views of the Sierra de Guadarrama, a fact which gives its name to the building.

 The project idea is that this building is a traditional apple but an expansion in a vertical position.