Monday, July 26, 2010

Freezing Point / Punto de Congelación

Freezing Point (Punto de Congelación)
Daphne Rosas, 2010
Size (Tamaño): 25"x30"
Technique (Técnica): Acrilic paint on canvas (Acrílico sobre lienso)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

This is too good not to share...enjoy. Click on the link of the website; it is definitely worth taking a look.
Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore

It's most amazing feature is the Sands Sky Park...

"The Sands SkyPark is an awe-inspiring engineering wonder. This unique structural masterpiece, designed by visionary architect Moshe Safdie, floats atop the three soaring Marina Bay Sands hotel towers 200m in the sky. Stretching longer than the Eiffel tower laid down or four and a half A380 Jumbo Jets, with an impressive 12,400 square meters of space, the Sands SkyPark can host up to 3900 people. The gravity-defying cantilever is one of the largest of its kind in the world. From this privileged observation deck, hundreds of visitors at a time can feast their eyes on the unforgettable panorama view."

-200 meters in the sky
-Landscaped gardens are home to 250 types trees and 650 types of plants
-12,400 square meters of space big enough to fit three football fields
-Exclusive restaurants including The Sky on 57, helmed by Singapore’s celebrity chef Justin Quek
-A spectacular public observation deck that can host hundreds of people
-A 150-meter infinity swimming pool, the world’s largest outdoor pool at that height

Monday, July 19, 2010

J. Mayer H., architecture from Berlin

Some projects designed...other ones builted. Check out the website below; you might find a couple of interesting things.

"Founded in 1996 in Berlin, Germany, J. MAYER H. focuses on works at the intersection of architecture, communication and new technology. Recent projects include the Town Hall in Ostfildern, Germany, a student center at Karlsruhe University and the redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacion in Sevilla, Spain. From urban planning schemes and buildings to installation work and objects with new materials, the relationship between the human body, technology and nature form the background for a new production of space. Jürgen Mayer H. is founder and principal of this crossdisciplinairy studio. He studied at Stuttgart University, The Cooper Union and at Princeton Universtiy. His work was published and exhibited worldwide and is part of international collections like the MoMA New York and SF MoMA. His work was awarded with numerous prizes, i.e. the Mies-van-der-Rohe-Award 2003 Emerging Architect and Winner Holcim Awards 2005 Bronze Europe for Metropol Parasol. Jürgen Mayer H. tought at Princeton University, University of the Arts Berlin, Harvard University, Kunsthochschule Berlin, the Architectural Association in London and is currently teaching at Columbia University in New York." (Bio. taken from the webpage above)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Edificio del Seguro Médico en Arquitectura Cuba

Les invito a que pasen por el blog de Arquitectura Cuba, que ha subido una entrada buenísima, y de más está decirlo muy completa, de uno de mis edificios favoritos del Vedado, el Edificio del Seguro Médico, diseñado por Antonio Quintana en 1955.

Y para completar, unas fotos de dicho edificio...

(Fotografías: Daphne Rosas, 2009)