Sunday, May 15, 2011

Roku Museum by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP -Dezeen magazine

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Roku Museum by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

This small art gallery in Japan by Tokyo architects Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP has a softly curved exterior shape, sliced at one end to create a wide entranceway.
Roku Museum by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
The asphalt-clad exterior of Roku Museum matches the colour of surrounding trees and the curved chimneys are intended to mirror their branches.
Roku Museum by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
On the interior the curved walls showcase paintings collected by the owner’s late father.
Roku Museum by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
A cafe is situated at the far end of the building, with intentionally low ceilings that force visitors to sit down.
Roku Museum by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
Here are some more details from the architects:

Roku Museum Concept:
“Bringing Nature, Buildings and People Closer Together”
There is a small private art museum in the city of Oyama in Tochigi prefecture. The owner wanted to build a room to showcase paintings that were collected by his late father, Roku Tsukada, and a cafe where people can drop in anytime that has the ambiance of a salon. There is a lack of greenery in the area, and the site is on a road with a lot of traffic.
Roku Museum by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
Therefore, we decided to plant a grove of trees to create a tranquil environment in the city that was suitable for the appreciation of paintings. We planted three rows of six trees each in a pattern that is close to being grid shaped so as to allow sunlight to equally reach each tree, and ensure the area above the site will be fully covered in the future.
Roku Museum by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
In much the same manner as trees in the garden combined with the architecture of traditional private homes in Japan in the past to create a pleasant environment inside the home, evergreen trees were planted on the north side of the site to block the cold north wind in the winter, and deciduous trees were planted on the south side to block out the sunshine in the summer and let the sun shine through in the winter. Different types of trees were used depending upon the location on the site, and the building was designed to match the layout of the trees and intermingle with them.
Roku Museum by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
The gallery room is inserted between two rows of trees at the rear portion of the site, and rather than partition the cafe with a door, it is offset and has a higher floor to provide a subtle distinction between the two. Three dimensional measurements of the lower branches on the trees that were to be planted were made and computer processed to allow the shape of the building to be fine tuned so that it would not interfere with the tree branches, trunks or roots, and enable swaying of the branches in strong winds to be taken into consideration.
Roku Museum by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
Buildings can be considered the overlapping of layers between the inside and the outside, but for this building, the trees consist of a thick membrane that represent another layer on top of the inner wall, insulation, water-proofing material and outer wall. The trees control the sunshine and wind according to the season, control moisture and cooling with the transpiration effect and absorb carbon dioxide and polluting gases. In addition, this layer emits oxygen and fragrances called phytoncides, and softly envelop the building and the people inside.
Roku Museum by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
A desire to directly reflect the shapes of the trees inside resulted in soft curves in the ceiling and walls. Visitors feel the presence of the trees while inside the museum, and it is an entirely different space from a white cube that eliminates all elements other than the paintings.
Roku Museum by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
In particular, the ceiling in the entrance is low with an average height of 1.7 meters due to the fact that branches and leaves are close to the roof in this area. This makes it necessary for people to bend over and discard their social status and pretense and return to their real self. This provides them with a unique opportunity to appreciate the paintings in a different manner. The ceiling in a portion of the coffee shop is so low that you cannot stand. A bench zone was created in this area where visitors are surrounded by the walls and ceiling, and it provides an experience that is similar to sitting down against a tree and taking a rest. In addition, there are window sills that can also be used as a bench or desk, or as a space to put books.

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Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg - Cinemagraphs - "cinemagraphs"


Jamie Beck e Kevin Burg - Cinemagraphs - fotografie in movimento
“There’s something magical about a still photograph - a captured moment in time - that can simultaneously exist outside the fraction of a second the shutter captures.”
Jamie Beck

The New York fashion fotographer Jamie Beck, in collaboration with the motion graphicartist and designer Kevin Burg, is the author of the series "cinemagraphs" animated gifphoto halfway between video and photos. Images thawed and turned into staticmoments.
Jamie Beck e Kevin Burg - Cinemagraphs - fotografie in movimento
The two artists began to experiment with this technique during the Milan Fashion Weekin February. The first approach was to sequence the images with loops in quick succession. In subsequent attempts have instead tried to capture a moment in time,isolating parts of the picture and making the movement more fluid.
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Τhe rapist Dominique Strauss-Kahn, The economic Crisis in Greece and...the WISE GOD,,!!!!!!

by Michael Balaroutsos architect.

For a year, a gentleman in a suit and dearly tastes, has set under attack the poor Greece, and raped EVERYDAY, making 10,000,000 Greeks to suffer brutally.
The Greeks not resisting the rape, every day begged God to save them, by that aberrant.
God long in to hear the request of the Greeks, up to date by reading news online, full of joy exclaimed,......
YES. is there something High and that is GOD.
There was a bit away from Greece ....... but it is the righteous God who punishes
all the anomalies of the the earth.
But I would like him to offer to do a check legitimacy and integrity, in Merkel, the other members of the International Monetary Fund, to G.Soros and many others.
eventually God is everywhere.
Indeed, this time has some chores in the U.S.Α

you also see the following article and  should understant  my BIG BIG JOY....!!!!! 

The arrest of the leader to International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss Kahn, the authorities will move to New York on of categories in attempted of rape, attempted hostage-taking and abuse against a 32 year old chambermaid in a hotel in Times Square.
According to the announcement by the U.S. authorities, denounced Strauss Kahn in the hotel management, which immediately called the police.
Immediately after the termination of the leader of the International Monetary Fund left for JFK airport where flew to Paris to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, but the authorities stopped 10 minutes after takeoff to aircraft, and at this moment Strauss Khan detained and is expected to be arrested and taken to the police station to Manhattan for questioning.
As denounced the chambermaid was gone to 1.00 pm (Time) to clean the room where he lived Strauss Kahn, when he saw ahead of her, naked and tried to rape her.
The chambermaid managed to escape, while Strauss Kahn on the panic to some forgotten personal items such as mobile and tried to leave the hotel immediately.
The victim was immediately transferred to Roosevelt Hospital and brought light wounds from the sexual attack of Strauss Kahn.
According to authorities, in bringing, the 62 year old Strauss Kahn had no resistance, and refused to speak without a lawyer.

The International Monetary Fund has not until now adopt any announcement.

Strauss Kahn has a "sinful past" and in 2008 he has apologized publicly for the harassment of an official at the International Monetary Fund and had concede this episode.

Strauss-Kahn Arrested for Sexual Attack by babisflou
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