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8 12, 2017

Brooklyn Bridge: weight and lightness

2018-09-07T12:59:10+00:00 8 December 2017|Categories: Educational, Infrastructure|Tags: , , |

Designed by the German-American Civil Engineer John Augustus Roebling, it was inaugurated in 1883 with the goal of connecting Manhattan to Brooklyn in New York. Six days after its inauguration, a rumor that the bridge would collapse caused tumult and fear. The businessman P. T. Barnum helped to resolve any doubts about his stability when he [...]

31 07, 2012

FAUP: asymmetry organized by Siza Vieira

2018-09-07T13:03:42+00:00 31 July 2012|Categories: Educational, Infrastructure, Museum|Tags: , , |

The Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto - FAUP, Portugal was designed by the Portuguese architect who won the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Álvaro Siza Vieira, and built between 1986 and 1995. Among the highlights of the work are the rectilinear and asymmetric openings, the design of the slabs, now horizontal, now inclined, borders or [...]