Unit 7 – Architecture (‘New Language Leader’)

Interesting / Relevant Articles:

Famous /Amazing Architecture from Around the World:

http://www.creativebloq.com/architecture/famous-buildings-around-world-10121105

http://www.aol.com/article/2015/04/13/amazing-architecture-around-the-world/21169531/

Gary Chang (Hong Kong) – Micro-space design:

http://www.designboom.com/architecture/gary-chang-on-urbanism-and-his-metamorphic-apartment/

Yasuhiro Yamashita (Japan) – Reflection of the Mineral:

http://www.tekuto.com/en/works/a106_reflection-in-mineral/

dRMM Architects (UK) – The Sliding House:

http://www.archdaily.com/16082/sliding-house-by-drmm-in-action/

The Keret House (Poland) – the World’s narrowest house designed by architect Jakub Szczesny:

http://kerethouse.com

 http://www.archdaily.com/289630/inside-the-keret-house-the-worlds-skinniest-house-by-jakub-szczesny/

The ‘Gherkin’ – 30 St Mary Axe (London):

http://www.designbookmag.com/thegerkin.htm

Zaha Hadid (‘Queen of the Curve’ – Prominent architect and first woman to be awarded Pritzker Architecture Prize):

http://www.pritzkerprize.com/2004/announcement

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-34337929

http://www.upworthy.com/famed-architect-zaha-hadid-has-died-she-left-behind-these-17-jaw-dropping-buildings?c=ufb1

Taj Mahal (Researchers discover solar and architectural oddity thanks to data from Google Earth satellites)

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/taj-mahal-gardens-found-to-align-with-the-solstice-sun

Modernism vs. Traditionalism in contemporary Architecture:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/aug/05/architecture-modernism-vs-traditionalism-olympics

Quiz: Can you identify these famous buildings?:

http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/quiz/can-you-identify-these-famous-buildings#content

Architizer A+ Awards:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2014/05/17/the-most-innovative-new-architecture-takes-home-the-architizer-a-awards-photos.html#86eb2137-1ede-48ee-86b1-d0531226ea15

Evolving City Skylines:

New York City:

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/20/one-world-trade-center-elevators-500-?CMP=share_btn_fb

Singapore:

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/20/travel/moshe-safdie-interview-destination-singapore/

Bridges:

Brooklyn NYC:

http://twistedsifter.com/2015/03/brooklyn-bridge-symmetry/

San Francisco, California:

http://twistedsifter.com/2014/07/blue-hour-at-golden-gate-bridge/

Mike Basich’s (US Pro Snowboarder) Dream House:

http://twistedsifter.com/videos/pro-snowboarder-moves-off-the-grid-into-tiny-dream-house/

Apple’s New Headquarters

https://www.wired.com/2013/11/a-glimpse-into-apples-crazy-new-spaceship-headquarters/

Glossary of Architectural Terms:

http://architecturaltrust.org/outreach/education/glossary-of-architectural-terms/

http://www.aviewoncities.com/_architecturalterms.htm

Phrases (adverbs) to make a comparison / estimations more specific :

  • approximately = used to show that something is almost, but not completely, accurate or exact

  • roughly = approximately

  • about = almost, nearly

  • virtually = almost, nearly, quite close

  • almost = not quite, just about, verging on

  • exactly = completely, absolutely, precisely

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