daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Forums > Architecture

Architecture news and discussions on all buildings types and urban spaces
» Classic Architecture | European Classic Architecture and Landscapes | Public Space | Shopping Architecture | Design & Lifestyle | Urban Renewal and Redevelopment



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old August 14th, 2012, 07:03 AM   #1
waqqyali
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 3
Likes (Received): 0

How Norman Foster uses architectural language to express and implement his designs and how observes experience this language

How Norman Foster uses architectural language to express and implement his designs and how observes experience this language?


What can you comment about these buildings, what do you think of the shape, colour, detail, construction, views, technology, lighting, size, glazing, openings, landscape....

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Norwich, UK, 1974-1978


The Sainsbury Centre brought a new level of refinement to the practice’s early explorations into lightweight, flexible structures. Much more than a traditional gallery, it integrates spaces for viewing art, and facilities for recreation, teaching and research, within a single, light-filled space that opens up to views of the surrounding landscape.



__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Chek Lap K o k Airport
Hong Kong, 1992-1998


Chek Lap Kok is one of the world’s largest airports and this was among the most ambitious construction projects of modern times. The terminal building extends a concept pioneered at Stansted Airport. With its uncluttered spaces, bathed in light, it forms a spectacular gateway to the city.



__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Swiss Re HQ,
London, UK, 1997-2004


London’s first ecological tall building and an instantly recognisable addition to the city’s skyline, 30 St Mary Axe is rooted in a drastic approach - technically, architecturally, socially and spatially. Generated by a radial plan, its energy conscious enclosure resolves walls and roof into a continuous triangulated structure,unintructed floor space, light and views



__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


These buildings are taken from different stage of Norman Foster's career. If you could, express any changes which you think, have changed in his architectural language and another building that you think is relevant to this topic.

Last edited by waqqyali; August 14th, 2012 at 07:15 AM. Reason: more information and images
waqqyali no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old August 15th, 2012, 09:13 AM   #2
italiano_pellicano
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles , US / Cancun , MX
Posts: 16,688
Likes (Received): 2010

norman is a member of the royal society of london
italiano_pellicano no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 17th, 2012, 01:42 AM   #3
waqqyali
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 3
Likes (Received): 0

Interesting, didn't know he was
waqqyali no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 20th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #4
kynastonlaird
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 11
Likes (Received): 1

Man ! I am too much astonished from two of the pics over here. The first one is the top view of the airport, which really looks huge and the second one is this London's tower, a sort of twisted and that also of a great height. I think this tower can withstand the jerks caused by an earthquake and tornado. These are really great to look at.
kynastonlaird no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 21st, 2012, 03:37 PM   #5
Kopacz
Registered User
 
Kopacz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Stalowa Wola
Posts: 1,999
Likes (Received): 1601

I believe that year 2000 changed Foster's style and made the designs more recognizable. City Hall in London, British Museum and Metropolitan in Warsaw are all good looking as well, even though he follows a rather limited pattern to the buildings.

Some pics of the works I'm talking about :



Kopacz no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 19th, 2013, 04:11 AM   #6
mwinyi
Registered User
 
mwinyi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,166
Likes (Received): 1274

did he design the Beijing Capital Airport ?
mwinyi no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
gherkin, industrial architecture, norman foster

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu