Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesdays are for Architecture

In the name of organisation, I've assigned each day of the week with a theme for my blog. So Tuesdays are for architecture. Today I'm inspired by buildings that mimic, or even hide in, the natural landscape. Living in a city you get so used to the stark contrast between inside and out, to get inside a building involves pushing open a door and stepping inside. What about buildings that gradually invite us in, lure us even, like the mouth of a cave or a canyon opening into a valley of wonders? Why does the shift between the building and (urban) landscape have to be so sudden, a pavement hit by a vertical wall? Look at these wonderful buildings, and be inspired!

The New Norwegian National Opera and Ballet by Snöhetta

The Rak Jebel Al Jais Mountain Resort, UAE by OMA

Maritime Youth House, by BIG

Galije, by MVRDV

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