A cultural center has a unique opportunity to bring people of diverse backgrounds together to appreciate a culture. For this proposal we bring together the rich culture of the Bamiyan people of Afghanistan in one complete composition that embraces the culture, the landscape and the core beliefs all humans share, in physical form.
Based on the previous post, lets look at what defines a neighborhood. Certainly in most neighborhoods there is an implied center, perhaps a linear street filled with shops, that becomes the focus of people’s daily needs. Continue reading “[architecture] Building Brick Neighborhoods”
We (SimpleTwig Architecture.llc) will show you the character, layout and thinking behind several different rental apartments (this is the third of several articles)
Our cultural center composition takes advantage of this unique hill-top peninsula overlooking the Bamiyan valley below by affording every interior space a view…
Continue reading “[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 4/24”
There are many paths to many examples of what not to do when it comes to Architecture and Urban Planning. Architectural magazines and public buzz always centers around what’s the greatest works being produced today and so it should, but I see in so many, perhaps the majority of other projects, a waste of time, money and energy on poor design, and in some cases plain ignorance to the variety of issues Architects must comprehend and answer to, that, I feel it is time to say something. Continue reading “[architecture] Saving a community from a design blunder.”