Wednesday, October 21, 2009

VDM Recreational Waterhouse: Modifications, Precedents, Details.

Below are extracts and collections of ideas, designs, quotes and other various forms of research which explore styles and precedents for my envision of the current Vitra Design Museum.


WATER CONCEPT

  • In conjunction with direction from my tutor, the following buildings and locations have provided great precedence for my envision, and thus has influenced most of its design.

- Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas

Source: http://www.myrealvegas.com/shopping/grand-canal-shoppes-venetian-las-vegas.htm
- Csaszar Baths (Turkish Baths), Budapest, HungarySource: http://baths.topbudapest.org/
- Roman Bathes, BathSource: http://hypnotictherapy.o,%20bathrg/page2.htm
- Hearst Castle Indoor Pool, San Simeon, CaliforniaSource: http://www.mccullagh.org/image/d30-26/hearst-castle-interior-swimming-pool.html Source: http://photos.igougo.com/pictures-photos-p103773-Hearst_Castle_inner_pool.html

STRUCTURAL STYLES

see Inspirational Montage for Leisure Center concept

GEOMETRICAL SHAPES
  • I intend to use the following quote as the precendent for the internal shapes and design style in my recreating of the vitra design museum space.
"Marvelously, and inimitatbly, [Gehry] has managed to infuse his buildings with those qualities of immediacy, sponteity and improvisational gusto that we customarily encounter only in works of art that have come directly from the hand of the artist."
Source: Cobb, H.N., Bletter, R.H., van Braggen [et.al] 1986, The Architecture of Frank Gehry, Rizzoli International Publications, New York. p.7
  • Futher ideas for geometrical shapes within my envision are as follows:

- The Musuem of Contemporary Arts, LA [image]
Source: Cobb, H.N., Bletter, R.H., van Braggen [et.al] 1986, The Architecture of Frank Gehry, Rizzoli International Publications, New York. p. 187

-Winton Guest House, Wayzata, Minnesota [image]

Source: Cobb, H.N., Bletter, R.H., van Braggen [et.al] 1986, The Architecture of Frank Gehry, Rizzoli International Publications, New York. p.203

STAIRCASE

  • Inspiration of a non-straight and non-direct staircase arrive from:

- Loyola Law School, The Fritz B. Burns Student Center, LA, California [image] & [image]

Source: Cobb, H.N., Bletter, R.H., van Braggen [et.al] 1986, The Architecture of Frank Gehry, Rizzoli International Publications, New York. p.170

Source: Dal Co, F., Forester, K.W. & Arnold, H. 2003, Frank Gehry: the complete works, Monacelli Press, Milano. p196-7

- Reception Center, Columbia, Maryland [image]

The above buildings are inspirations to my envision of the current Vitra Design Museum as it evidently demonstrates Gehry's architectural style to create disturbance and imbalances in his staircases. The staircase of these particular buildings, along with other designs, show that Gehry chooses to create unusual staircases, as opposed to straight, plain and traditional ones.

Source: Dal Co, F., Forester, K.W. & Arnold, H. 2003, Frank Gehry: the complete works, Monacelli Press, Milano. p83


  • Tilted staircase. My envision for a staircase that appears to tilt or appear obscure have been derived from the following Gehry building:

- Nationale-Nederlanden Building, Prague, Czech Republic [image]

Source: Dal Co, F., Forester, K.W. & Arnold, H. 2003, Frank Gehry: the complete works, Monacelli Press, Milano. p505-7

- Hollywood Sign, Barcelona, Spain [image] page 389

Source: Dal Co, F., Forester, K.W. & Arnold, H. 2003, Frank Gehry: the complete works, Monacelli Press, Milano. p389

The above are works of particular interest to myself. Personally intruiged by the concept and style, I have decided to somewhat incoporate this style into my design.

  • The combination of the two gathered points and the following building have helped me to arrive with the conclusive staircase design for my envision.

- Information and Computer Science/Engineering Laboratory and Engineering Center, University of California, Irvine, California [image]

Source: Dal Co, F., Forester, K.W. & Arnold, H. 2003, Frank Gehry: the complete works, Monacelli Press, Milano. p281

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