Monday, May 11, 2009

Chrysler Building Precedent Analysis

This is the final model for my precedent analysis. I constructed this model at 3/4"= 1'.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Critique Room Perspective


Perspective from book

Coming in Full Circle


The Berlin Philharmonie building in Berlin is considered very functional. I really enjoy looking at the way that this building was designed from where the composer stands to the surrounding areas where the audience sits. It is very interesting how they say that there is no “segregation of “producers” and “consumers,” but rather a community of listeners grouped around an orchestra.” (Roth 554) This shows the designer focused more on having the central point be the most important whereas in a regular symphony hall they are usually in the center but against the wall. Instead, in this building we see how they focus on joining everybody together to form a big community. In my design with the Chrysler building I’ve realized that it creates a big impact to the community that is surrounding it. Due to the different design it stands out greatly and creates a big impact on the community.


“By exploiting the potential of computer-aided design technology to manage structural solutions and building costs, Gehry and his associates created a most dramatic building form that instantly put Bilbao on tourists maps.” (Roth 601) Here we see how Gehry uses stewardship to design something and create this wonderful thing that due to his management of design made it worldwide noticeable. Relating this to our other classes I feel that we all become stewards at some point; where we are to manage our own time and different project designs. We must have good stewardship skills to have the capacity to turn everything in on time and overall be able to take charge.


Many architects come up with different innovations and by doing these things, become very famous and known for their work. For example, when Phillip Johnson decided that he wanted to design things that weren’t just a box or just simple but make it rather unique and sculpture looking. This innovation was liked by many clients; so as the client J. Hugh Liedtke said “ he did not want simply “ another upturned cigar box” but instead something distinctive.” (Roth 573) Here we see how Johnson then goes on creating this different style of architecture that instead makes the building become a symbol of what is really going on inside the building rather then just creating something that is normal and we are used to seeing on the outside. The same way in our final presentation in studio we were to present our final innovations to our space for room 118 and 120. It was great to see how one room could have so many different innovations thru the designs of different classmates.


When designing something you always want your design to be authentic or unique. Authentic being something that is real but at the same time unique making it something abstract that you haven’t seen before. Johnson once again shows authenticity in all his building when sticking to Sculpted modernism. When first designing the At&t building we see how the clients asked him to design something that made it unique. So Johnson decides to concentrate on the crown of the building. The way Johnson designed it made it authentic because now any “ New Yorker on the street say words such as “ Oh, you know, the building that looks like a piece of furniture” and the person knows precisely which structure you are referring to.” (Roth 584) By this we see how this building becomes very unique and attractive to the people. For our final in Theory/ History we are designing our boards that show the overall look of our building that wont just show pictures but that throughout the different variety of pictures you will show the story of your building and what makes it be authentic to different other buildings.

Design is very authentic wherever you see it. It creates a different feel to different types of communities where they then create a story of their own. Even thought these designs may be authentic they might require new innovations in the long run that may be managed by a different architect who then comes up with different design