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Pictures of the Week- Modern Marseille

Pictures of the Week- Modern Marseille

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Marseille is the second largest city in France after Paris and the centre of the third largest metropolitan area in France after Paris and Lyon.  In recent years, exciting new architecture has been woven into the ancient fabric of the city.                             […]

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | | Add a Comment

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Pictures of the Week- Fountains of the Inca

Pictures of the Week- Fountains of the Inca

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One of the most spectacular examples of Inca hydraulic engineering is the “Stairway of Fountains,” built sometime after 1450 at the city of Machu Picchu. The fountains supplied the city’s inhabitants with clean, fresh water.

Monday, February 16, 2015 | | Add a Comment

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Pictures of the Week- Inca Salt Springs

Pictures of the Week- Inca Salt Springs

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Since pre-Inca times, salt has been obtained in Maras by evaporating salty water from a local subterranean stream.

Friday, February 13, 2015 | | Add a Comment

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Façade Studies: Atherton House

Façade Studies: Atherton House

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In our previous post, we discussed the importance of the continued practice of hand-making physical models and the role it has in aiding the architectural design process and allowing for a deeper understanding of the project. In this post we discuss the ways in which 3D rendering technology has opened up a world of possibility for design exploration and visual communication.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 | | Add a Comment

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Pictures of the Week- Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans

Pictures of the Week- Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans

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The Saline Royale (Royal Saltworks) is a historical building at Arc-et-Senans in the department of Doubs, eastern France. It is next to the Forest of Chaux and about 35 kilometers from Besançon. The architect was Claude-Nicolas Ledoux (1736–1806), a prominent Parisian architect of the time.

Monday, February 09, 2015 | | Add a Comment

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Pictures of the Week- La Tourette

Pictures of the Week- La Tourette

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Sainte Marie de La Tourette is a Dominican Order priory on a hillside near Lyon, France designed by architects Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakis.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 | | Add a Comment

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Pictures of the Week- The Chapel at Ronchamp

Pictures of the Week- The Chapel at Ronchamp

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The Chapel at Ronchamp, Le Corbusier

Saturday, January 31, 2015 | | Add a Comment

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Why We Still Build Models

Why We Still Build Models

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It is the very process of actually making something with one’s hands that we believe leaves room for inspiration. Model making allows for “happy mistakes,” breakthroughs that originate in the non-verbal part of the mind. That just doesn’t happen when using a computer.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | | Add a Comment

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