Saturday, June 2, 2012

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa  is a skiscraper in Dubai,United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest manmade structure in the world.Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The tower is designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.The Burj Khalifa uses the bundled tube.The form is the spire that is  composed of more than 4,000 tonnes of structural steel.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Gaëlle and Jimena (''Turning Torso'')

1)    Name: Turning Torso
2)   Author: Santiago Calatraba
3)   Movement: Rotation movement
4)   Function: Residential building
5)   Shape: Revolving cylinder
6)   Materials: Metal, glass and cement
7)   Characteristics: Inspired in a human siluate.
8)   Construction: 27 of August of 2005
9)   Localization: Malmö, Sweden

Turning Torso’s author is Santiago Calatraba, and it has rotation movement. It is inspired in a human siluate that is rotated.
Santiago Calatraba is a Spanish arquitect and he building Turning Torso on 27 of August of 2005 in Sweden.
I think this building is very beautiful and very complicate. I choose this building because is very complicate to make and is not very know. I want to go to this building and see inside it.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Droste effect with rhythm:

National Library of Belarus


  •          Name: National Library of Belarus.
  •          Localization : Minsk – Belarus
  •          Architects: Mijail Vinogradov and Victor Kromarenko . Design in 1986.
  •         Construction :2002- 2006.Officially opened on 16 June 2006
  •          Main usage :library
  •          Architectural style : Futurism
  •          Shape : It is a rhombicuboctahedrom .It is a  polyhedrom with   octahedral  symmetry. It has  twenty-six faces. It is formed with eight  triangles and eighteen square face. It  is divided in two square domes and a central octagonal prism.
  •          Characteristics : The building of the National Library  is considered  the most unusual in the world and it is the main information and culture centre of Belarus. It symbolizes a diamond. It has 22 floors and it is 72 m high .Its base is formed for three circunferences. The external is formed by glass panels.
         To maintain the image at night the architects design a lighting  system
     that is as spectacular as the building itself. The system, which is 
     integrated with the façade, consists of 4646 RGB colour- changing LED

Text: Is a mixture of  information of google and            

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Golden proportion in any face

In your text book, you have an exercise about the Golden Proportion in the human faces. You have to draw a portrait considering to adjust the measurement of each part of face to the Golden Proportion.
Watch next video about a very easy example of the number fi in one face
You can check that your face isn´t rather far than a good proportion, so Nature is amazing! Everybody have certain order in their features. Beauty is so relative!
For learn more:


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This video is for the people than didn´t make this homework. You can use something of this strange buildings.

Monday, May 28, 2012

polhiedral building

 2.Author:Mies van der Rohe.
4.Function:for living.
6.Materials:it is made of wood.
7.Characteristics:in all the parts of the house you can see the forest.
8.Construction:it was made in 2005.
9.Localization:this house is in germany.

This building is from a very famous architect called Ludwid Mies van der Rohe.This architect also builted a lot of other famous buildings,For exsample:the barcelona pavilion and the IBM plaza in Chicago.He was born the March 27,1886 in Aachen ( Germany).


It exits the perfect face?

Polygon or Building?:Pagoda

This is a pagoda, a classic chinese building, it base is a hexagon, so it's a hexagonal prism.
Almost we can see other polygons like octogons that cross the prism.
But not all the pagodas has hexagonal shape, for example this has a square shape

Name:Pagoda Sun and Moon
Author:Lee Wang Ming
Function:It is used for religious events
Shape:Hexagonal Prism
Materials:Only wood without cloves
Characteristics:They were constructed in the 3rd century Before Christ.But they resist better than a new building.The name is derived from the french.But this Pagoda is a new version.
Construction:between 1964 and 1966
Localization:Near to the Shan lake and the Li river

Sunday, May 27, 2012


I create this collage using photos of differentes shadows, to compose a rythm image.
Paula Llana 3ºB


  1. Name: Tower CN  
  2. Author: Jhon Andrews and WZMH architects.
  3. Movement: Modern.
  4. Function: Its use is for people to visit and see the panoramic view of torornto. And the tower have aerials.
  5. Shape: Cylindrical shape with a circle in the top.
  6. Materials: Paviment is made of glass and steel.
  7. Characteristics: In the circle the floor is transparent and you can see through the soil. The tower has two elevators very fast. Is the third highest tower in the world with 550 m tower overcome by Canton tower with 600 m and the tower Burdsch Chalifa with 828 m high. And the views are beautiful.
  8. Construction: 1973 to 1976. It lasted 40 months.
  9. Localization: In Toronto ( Canada) .
      In 1995 it was ranked as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
     Weight:134,193 tons.
     It opened in 1976 and has the highest metal ladder in the world because it has 1776 steps that climb 147 floors.

    Before the aerial could be placed, it was necessary to dismantle and remove the giant crane that served for four years to build the tower. To perform these movements we used a 10-ton Sikorsky "Olga" special industrial lifts, moved to Toronto by plane. 

 The building has 3 main areas for visitors:

• In the first located at an altitude of 342 meters is the Glass Floor (Flat Glass)
A 346 meters is the Lookout Level, which is located in the Café Horizon and an observation deck inside.
A 351 meter has located a restaurant rotates 360 degrees every 72 minutes
• The third area to which the public has access is the Skypod, 447 meters high, one of the highest public vantage points in the world.

the cost of the tower was approximately 300 million.