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Details of this month’s Huddersfield Architecture & 3D Society event

Details of this month’s Huddersfield Architecture & 3D Society event

Building a 30-Story Hotel in 15 days.

Her’s the actual amalgamation of posters, not just my own one like the previous submission

Her’s the actual amalgamation of posters, not just my own one like the previous submission

Details of this month’s Huddersfield Architecture & 3D Society event

Details of this month’s Huddersfield Architecture & 3D Society event

Compilation of posters fro the BA2 trips to Barcelona and Liverpool

Compilation of posters fro the BA2 trips to Barcelona and Liverpool

Season’s Greetings

We hope you all enjoy a great break. We’re going into hibernation now and  look forward to seeing you in 2014!

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solomoncohen:

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe // Barcelona

Over fall break, I was fortunate enough to travel to Lisbon, Madrid, and Barcelona. While each city was filled with its fair share of beautiful art, architecture, and people, Barcelona was by far the most interesting place to visit, especially during this time of the year. Summers really don’t end in this part of the world. We explored the city in shorts and t-shirts, soaking in the sun and the incredible atmosphere just to hear our bartenders talk about how it’s like winter for them. I’ll take it. 

On our second day, we rented bikes near our hostel and spent almost ten hours weaving between the city’s major avenues and streets. After stumbling across Mies van der Rohe’s masterpiece on our first night near the Plaça d’Espanya, we decided that the first order of business was to visit the pavilion the following morning when it was open and bathing in Catalan sunlight. 

It’s always a pleasure to experience such well-crafted spaces. Mies van der Rohe’s minimal and deliberate use of simple forms, extravagant materials, and iconic furniture presents a series of spaces in which the free plan reigns king and the architecture represents a progressive and thoroughly pacifist national identity for the new Weimar Germany. Among the masterworks I’ve visited since arriving in Europe, this is one of the few that lived up to its hype; it’s simple, direct, and totally honest about its intentions.

Some photos from yesterday and today’s BA2 Dalton Medical Centre reviews are up on here now http://instagram.com/archireview

Will get some photos from BA1 bothy reviews tomorrow and friday