Thursday, June 25, 2015

Aceh Tsunami Museum


Place Location: Banda Aceh
Architect: Ridwan Kamil

The Aceh Tsunami Museum was designed by Indonesian architect Ridwan Kamil. The museum is a 2,500 m2 four-story structure; its long curving walls covered in geometric reliefs. Inside, visitors enter through a dark, narrow corridor between two high walls of water — meant to recreate the noise and panic of the tsunami itself. The museum walls are adorned with images of people performing the Saman dance, a symbolic gesture dedicated to the strength, discipline and religious beliefs of theAcehnese people. From above, the roof resembles a tidal wave. The ground floor is modelled on the kind of traditional raised Acehnese houses that were best equipped to survive the tsunami.










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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Structure System of Empire State Building

Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. This building has a 381-meter high peaks. If you combine the antennae tower, building height is reached 443.2 m. Its name is taken from the nickname of New York, the Empire State. The Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world for 40 years, since the 1931 completed until the completion of the North Tower of the World Trade Center in 1972. The post-September 11 attacks in 2001, the Empire State Building again became the tallest building in New York (not in United States or the world).
Legend has it that General Motors executive John J. Raskob conceived of the project when he decided to best his arch-rival, Walter Chrysler, who had begun construction on the 1046-foot Chrysler Building. The Chrysler Building was already in competition with the Bank of Manhattan Building at 40 Wall Street to be the tallest building in the world.


Single core system
The system structure of a tall building with a single core (single core) and within short columns (mullion) which bear the floor with the core of the building. The core of the building except bears the vertical load is also burdened with a horizontal force due to the earthquake and wind.



Structure system of Empire State Building






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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Green School (Bali)

Green School
Initiators / architect: John Hardy
Green School open at least 1 September 2008, and was inaugurated in May 2009.
Location: Banjar Saren, Sibang Kaja village, Abiansemal, Badung, Bali

-Creating Educational concept combined with the concept of environment that will create a healthy environment. with material makeshift structure.
-John Hardy explains that the basic idea of ​​the school building on an area of ​​8 hectares it is to apply ajaranTrihita Karana. Therefore, no artificial ingredients or chemical plant that is used in this school.


Green School is a concept of education coupled with the concept of environment that will create a healthy environment. Green concept in a school is no longer a trend, but a method that provides a healthy lifestyle, good atmosphere, and productive study the environment while saving energy, natural resources, and of course money. Sustainability is the content that has meaning is "sustainability". That is, as much as possible what we do and production in the face of this earth, can be a good continuity for future generations handed down to us in the future.


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Friday, October 12, 2012

Architecture Traditional Chinese



Chinese Architecture Features: The most significant characteristic of ancient Chinese architecture is the use of timber framework. Paintings and carvings were added to the architectural work to make it more beautiful and attractive. Ancient Chinese buildings have a long history which can be traced back to the Shang Dynasty (16th century BC - 771 BC). It has its own principles of structure and layout. Through the long development, many wonders have been created by industrious and clever Chinese laboring people.

Ancient Chinese architecture is mainly timberwork. Wooden posts, beams, lintels and joists make up the framework of a house. Walls serve as the separation of rooms without bearing the weight of the whole house, which is unique to China. As a famous saying goes, 'Chinese houses will still stand when their walls collapse.' The specialty of wood requires antisepsis methods to be adopted, thus develops into Chinese own architectural painting decoration. Colored glaze roofs, windows with exquisite applique design and beautiful flower patterns on wooden pillars reflect the high-level of the craftsmen's handicraft and their rich imagination.

The layout of a courtyard complex is also unique to China. The main structure is located on the central axis of a court while less-important structures are located to the left and right. The whole layout is symmetrical. Compared with European architectural style which is open and shut, a Chinese courtyard is like a hand scroll of painting which should be unfolded little by little. The scenery is different in each courtyard. Even in moving several steps within the court yard, you will be surprised at the changing of prospects. Likewise from the interior of the buildings the view from no two windows is the same.

The following article gives a cursory explanation of traditional Chinese architecture, before the introduction of Western building methods during the early 20th century. Throughout the 20th Century, however, Western-trained Chinese architects have attempted to combine traditional Chinese designs into modern architecture (usually government), with only limited success. Moreover, the pressure for urban development throughout contemporary China required higher speed of construction and higher floor area ratio, which means that in the great cities the demand for traditional Chinese buildings, which are normally less than 3 levels, has declined in favor of modern architecture. However, the traditional skills of Chinese architecture, including major and minor carpentry,masonry, and stonemasonry, are still applied to the construction of vernacular architecture in the vast rural area in China.



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Origamic Architecture


In the Japanese paperfolding art of origami, cutting the paper is frowned upon. But in 1981,
Origamic Architecture sculptures range from (the relatively simple) geometric patterns to famous buildings’ facades. It’s like 3-D pop-up greeting cards, but much, much more complex. While looking at the examples below, keep this in mind: everything’s done with the simple cuts of the knife

















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Green Building Material


The majority of homes today are built using wood frames, the traditional Building Material and the material of choice for many. However building a wood framed house requires a very carefully designed plan and a construction crew with much experience and skill. Building a home with a wood frame will generally result in a reliable and secure structure, however it is also susceptible to premature failure when small details are left unchecked or is made with a poor quality wood product. Wood frames also have the ability to rot and attract infestation and construction costs associated with building such frames are also a detriment.

Today the home owner has the opportunity to choose from alternative Green Building Materials and make a difference.


Insulated Concrete Forms: These preformed blocks are made with expanded polystyrene (EPS) and metal rebar which can be stacked to build your frame. They are then filled with concrete to create an insulated and exceptionally strong wall!


The Benefits of Building a Home with Insulated Concrete Forms


Ease of Use - These building blocks are very easy to use. They require much less crew and take significantly less time to build than a traditional home


Energy Efficiency – The insulation properties of polystyrene and the high thermal mass of the concrete help to reduce the internal temperature fluctuations to create a more efficient and comfortable indoor environment.


Noise Reduction - Insulated Concrete form walls make an enormous difference in the reduction of noise transmission.


Fire-resistance - This product is highly rated for fire-resistance and has been proven in some products to have a four hour resistance rating!


Strength - These walls are exceptionally strong and can be built to hurricane/seismic standards.


Mildew/Rot – These walls will not support the growth of mildew and mold.




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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Minimalist architectural


Minimalist architectural style, the building presents a very simple. Layout considerations, form refers to the function by minimizing ornaments or even no ornament. Basic functions are applied to the building including the minimalist architecture, function room for events and functions in the construction of structures that work quality and accurate precision.
The exterior was formed by a few times a simple composition, aesthetics is given by the ratio of the harmonic minor, the combination of textures in the monotonous simplicity of geometric forms.

The interior is laid out by placing the interior furnishings that do not comply with excessive space as a rich classical architectural ornament.


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