American Swedish Institute, HGA, Minneapolis, 2012.
The American Swedish Institute (ASI) has since 1928 been located in the Turnblad Mansion in Minneapolis, one of a number of grand houses built on Park Avenue at the turn of the twentieth century. The ASI showcases Swedish culture and in 2012 they completed a large extension, designed by HGA, with the aim of increasing connections to the community—by providing indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, new exhibition spaces, a gift shop, offices, and collections care facilities.
The design aimed to maintain the visual primacy of the grand mansion building, but project a more Swedish identity—in recognition of the fact that the original building is French in style. The building incorporates a number of Swedish references, including a resin and glass entry facade that recalls artisan glassmaking, a courtyard in the form of a traditional gård, a green roof as a nod to the tradition of sod roofing, and extensive use of slate—a widely used traditional material in Sweden, and a connection to the roof of the ASI mansion. While I could not find any mention of it as an intentional design reference, the monolithic, raked roof forms also reminded me of Dala horses, traditional Swedish painted horse statuettes.
The building design strategy is very successfully executed to the exterior, but on the interior is rather lost in the normalcy of corporate detailing. Elements such as ceiling panel systems and recessed lighting result in a lack of legibility of any overarching design ideas, instead resulting in a rather generic, institutional character to the interior. I have commented elsewhere on the tendency for the output of large architecture practices to be normalized through standardized, practice-wide details and working methods—HGA is now a practice of hundreds of staff, and this problem can be observed in their work, including their much-lauded building for the Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum. #hga#architects#minneapolis#modern#architecture#americanswedishinstitute#slate#glass#wood #photography & #article by #williamtozer
ARTICLE ALLERT Have you ever watched a movie with the eyes of an actor?
Guys!! I'm so excited to let you know that I just posted my first article on my Blog!!! This article talks about how studying acting completely changed the way I watch a movie. How I started noticing things I never did before and I wanted to share it with you!
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The article is available in both languages Italian and English
Here is the link http://ellynora.com/blog/film-con-gli-occhi-di-un-attore/ ARTICLE ALLERT
Hai mai visto un film con gli occhi di un attore? Sono super felice di annunciare il mio primo articolo sul mio Blog che parla proprio di questo! Dopo aver studiato recitazione guardare un film non è mai stato più lo stesso, ho cominciato a prestare attenzione a cose che prima davo per scontato che ora invece hanno completamente rivoluzionato il mio giudizio per questo volevo condividerlo con voi! Fatemi sapere che ne pensate!
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Premier jour d'automne , petite phase de transition entre l'été et l'hiver.
Ces jolies couleurs chaleureuses des arbres , qui vont tapisser nos rues.
Se sera le retour des photos Instagram avec les feuilles . Des boissons chaudes. Des chauffages. Puis des galères aussi. Tu sais celle du matin. Où il fera froid le matin puis de la chaleur supportable de l'après midi. Celle qui te fait t'habiller en Esquimau au levé du jour puis en touriste d'été l'après midi.
Oui je dois un peux exagéré ... mais quand même
Bye bye le maillot , les torses nus , les soirées barbecues , et nos soirées alcoolisées d'été (ou sans!) .
Bonjour le petit plaid, les soupes , les cours et les devoirs ! (Et les bonbons d'halloween) #citrouille#automn#automne#2017#picoftheday#firstday#blog#bloggeuse#blogger#article