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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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dinnamically furniture

dynamically shaped furniture, recently selected into something more. rather than monotonous shaped furniture, as is considered outdated.
In addition to its unique and simple, dynamic shaped furniture is also very suitable functions as decorate and beautify the space.
The following examples of some of the furniture:

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Architecture Mahina House

It’s a unique architectural designs that are designed themed crescent. Architecture Mahina House (Maori name for the Moon) was designed in the form of a crescent moon that was built on Kawau Island, about 60km north of Auckland, New Zealand. Luxury architecture Mahina House as a dream homes with crescent shape provides outstanding design perfect rhythm with the view of marine life. With an area of 827 square meters, architecture Mahina House has a plant room, deck, pool and “thermal mass” to regulate internal temperature. Views facade buildings architecture Mahina House and interior space look fabulous with a modern white contrast. From floor to ceiling windows, modern interior decorating white mansion with a very stunning.
Architect: Weber Consulting.

The Piano House (China)

This unique piano house was built recently in An Hui Province, China. Inside of the violin is the escalator to the building. The building displays various city plans and development prospects in an effort to draw interest into the recently developed area.

The Crooked House (Poland)

Polish architect of the Crooked House, Szotynscy Zaleski, was inspired by the fairytale illustrations of Jan Marcin Szancer and the drawings of the Swedish artist and Sopot resident Per Dahlberg. The most photographed building in Poland, the 4,000 square meter house is located in Rezydent shopping center in Sopot, Poland.

Monday, September 10, 2012

architecture traditional Japan

Japanese architects aimed to be more in harmony with nature and chose wood as their predominate building material. Even today most of Japan's oldest surviving buildings and most famous shrines and temples are made of wood.
Japan is credited with inventing minimalist design. Unlike Western architects who have traditionally tried to make to make their buildings interesting to look at by adding unnecessary decorations and arranging modules of differing heights, Japanese architects focused on making their structures sublime and mysterious on a horizontal level. It has been said that with traditional Japanese architecture you start with one room and take a great effort to get that right before moving on to the next room.

Architecture traditional Aceh - rumoh aceh(aceh traditional house)

The Rumoh Aceh or Acehnese (traditional) house is a style of architecture formerly common in Aceh, Indonesia.
In Acehnese tradition, the house is oriented North-South. It has been suggested that this is a pre-Islamic Hindu practice, to avoid facing the setting sun and death.Acehnese now interpret that the gable of their houses face Mecca (west).
The Acehnese traditional house is built on stilts, providing shelter for people working or walking underneath it. Family heirlooms are stored in the roof of the house, considered the most sacred part of the building. The house is divided into a front and back, plus a middle section, slightly elevated above the front and back. The middle section contains the bedroom and storage space, the front is where guests and special meals are served, and the back section, containing the kitchen, is where children sleep and where women meet their female guests. In some Rumah Aceh, there are female stairs to the back section in addition to the main stairs at the front of the house.

architecture traditional Indonesia - Bali

Bali has its own unique architectural designs which are distinctive. We can tell from the traditional architecture of the main gate for each entrance, whether it is the entry of a house, a place of interest, government building or others. The Balinese has their basic concept for architecture. For instance, the north and east corners are considered holy and sacred, all temples must face this side. On the contrary, the west and south are the lowest corners for architecture, so mostly houses face these sides.  If you pay attention to small details you will notice that the entry door of a house has a wall which is called “Aling-Aling”. Its function is to give privacy to the owner and also to repell the bad energies lingerin about the house.
Traditional Institutes
Traditional institutions for the Balinese consist of Village, Banjar, Subak and Sekaha.