hi! i am studying architecture in istanbul technical university...i
want to see other countries and architectural culture of other
cities.istanbul is a very rich city.it has a very old history and the
historical buildings are very interesting.we can have a special contect
in internet and send eachothers photos and informations about our
cities or countries.
note:istanbul is in turkey :)
"...we can have a special contact in internet and send each others photos
and informations about our cities or countries."
Architecture pen pal dating over usenet? Now I've heard it all. Bloody
It's the only FLW in NYC. So I'll take it. You're right in that it isn't a
very big building. You walk in, take the elevator to the top and casually
walk down the spiral looking at the art. Easy on the feet. 30-45 minutes
and you're done. Of course, the Gwathney Seigel addition really turned in
into a toilet bowl http://tinyurl.com/psg6r . These days it looks more like
an liquid storage silo since it's being restored
Don't get me started - I visited there and have been a fan ever since. IMO
it's something you have to expereince inside *and* out. Pictures don't do
it justice. You approach this odd, white concrete building through the
sharp noisiness and deep, shadowed canyons and generally darkish streets of
NYC, through a not-very-high entryway with glass doors streetside, and
inside, and you're suddenly standing in Light, the sounds of other visitors
diffused and almost hushed, similar to sounds in a forest, except you're
not enclosed in a forest, you're awash in openness and a beautiful light.
My biggest problem with the interior was the stuff on the walls <LOL!> I
like some modern art, but a lot of it, I don't - IMO painting a canvas one
color and then plopping a dot or stripe onto it isn't art. I would have
liked to put a collection in there myself, at least for a day, to see it.
The building itself - it was IMO like being a bird riding the thermals, in
that it was like gliding up a column of bright yet soft light. I haven't
been there for over 20 years, but it's one of those enveloping/full-brain-
engaging experiences I've never forgotten.
Same goes for Wingspread. Went there for a State Dep.t conference on
terrorism, way back when I was taking courses at U. Wisconsat the time, I
in Milwaukee (I got to go because one of my professors got me invited - I
was going for my MA in International Relations/National Security, tho'
didn't finish because I got a job in the DC area - should have finished
instead but hindsight is always genius...) Anyhoo, that was quite an
expereince, approaching this greyish building that was low to the grorund,
looking almost like a slab or stone, and going through a door via a small,
darkish semi-enclosure that even my head barely seemed to clear, and then
walking into a truely huge space of rich woods and warm colors, infused
with golden light. It took my breath away, all I could do for about a
minute was stand there like a spotlighted deer. Beautiful.
After having been inside of it, I can't say much of anything bad about the
I kind of like the contrast of it - the white inverted cone among the
vertical darker buildings.
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