We’ll see you for the opening of 2x8 next Tuesday. Looking forward to seeing the exhibited work, hearing the commentary, and a perfect night out at #HelmsBakeryWalk in #CulverCity . Featuring students from : California College of the Arts; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; California State University, Long Beach; East Los Angeles College Department of Architecture; Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design; NewSchool of Architecture and Design; Otis College of Art; Southern California Institute of Architecture; UCLA Architecture and Urban Design; USC School of Architecture; and two entries from Woodbury School of Architecture. . And jurors: Carlos Madrid, Assoc. AIA - SOM, Catherine Johnson, AIA - Design, Bitches, Jeanne Chen, AIA - Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners. ▫️
Amanhã a partir das 19:00hs estarei no edifício FAM participando do ELA Convida, evento promovido pela Escola Livre de Arquitetura, um coletivo muito legal que busca oferecer novos aprendizados no campo da Arquitetura e do Urbanismo. Falarei sobre a arquitetura dos anos 60 produzida pelo escritório estadunidense S.O.M. e um de seus arquitetos principais, Gordon Bunshaft. Muito obrigado pela oportunidade, @ela.escolalivre !
Espero vocês lá!
A terceira edição do ela.convida te chama pra conhecer um dos edifícios emblemáticos da Arquitetura Moderna Brasileira no Sul: o edifício FAM (1968) projeto de Carlos M. Fayet, Claudio Araújo e Moacyr Moojen Marques.
De dentro do FAM, Nico Sica vai contar um pouco da sua trajetória catalã como estudante e arquiteto. E falar das obras do escritório S.O.M. do ponto de vista da forma e tectonicidade.
Quem contextualiza as obras e a cidade nos anos 1960 é o arq.prof. Maturino Luz.
#elaescolalivre#elaconvida#skidmoreowingsmerrill @skidmoreowingsmerrill #arquiteturamoderna
▪ AL HAMRA & FIRDOUS MIXED USE COMPLEX (Kuwait) ▪ "Together let us desire, conceive and create the new structure of the future, which will embrace architecture and sculpture and painting in one unity and which will one day rise towards Heaven from the hands of a million workers like the crystal symbol of a new faith." (Walter Gropius)
With its 412 meters of height, #alhamratower is the tallest building in Kuwait. This iconic #skyscraper has won several awards, some granted even before its inauguration, and has been named one of the best inventions of 2011 by @time.
This project by Architect #skidmoreowingsmerrill is a true sculptural icon of #kuwait , resembling a figure wrapped in a delicate veil of crystal in which the profile of the peninsula is reflected. Its #asymmetrical forms are inspired by the desire to maximise the spectacular views of the #arabian gulf while minimizing solar heat gain.
The elegant and timeless form of the exterior calls to mind the traditional robes worn by Kuwaitis, but the #interior is no less breathtaking.
The 20 meters tall lobby has been designed with a lamella structure that supports the #tower above while articulating the spaces below, created with beautiful and prestigious natural stones supplied by Savema.
Photo credit: @skidmoreowingsmerrill
“H” for Hamad | by : SOM.
Situated on a private 12-acre manmade island, the structure rises 200 meters above Bahrain Bay, an expansive mixed-use development that is being master planned by SOM. The hotel’s striking form is a new visual anchor for this emerging waterfront district in Bahrain’s capital city.
“The completion of Four Seasons Bahrain Bay marks a key moment in this district’s transformation,” stated SOM Design Partner Roger Duffy. “The hotel’s bold architectural expression reflects the spirit of its surroundings—a growing city brimming with energy.” Pierre-Yves Rochon served as the interior designer for the project.
The 54,000-square-meter, 68-story hotel combines 273 guest rooms with extensive event and meeting spaces, a business center, spa and gym facilities, five pools, and a 2,200-square-meter “Skypod” restaurant. These programs are arranged strategically within the tower’s bold volumes.
The hotel is composed of two textured concrete piers that support a stack of 17 hotel floors at lower elevations and two restaurant and conferencing floors at the building’s summit. All of the suspended floors feature extensive, floor-to-ceiling glazing on the north and south facades, providing unparalleled views of the Gulf sea and surrounding Manama skyline. The shimmering glass expanses transform as the quality of light changes throughout the day. Viewed from a distance, the building’s dynamic form evokes a monumental gateway to a growing city.
Source | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
. 📸| 24 - 03 - 2018 ~ 5:45 PM ~ Nikon D5100