‘Metropolis’

Metropolis

Fritz Lang’s Film: Metropolis (1927)

Metropolis is an expressionist silent film that was created in Germany in 1927. It’s an early science fiction work that was directed by Fritz Lang. The film’s plot tells the story of a dystopian future city that is divided by a conflict between exploited workers class and an elite owner class. The film has endured in extremely controversial history since it was first released. Metropolis is a monumental futurist work decided dramatic influence over many issues including film, architecture and ultimately urbanism. The city represented in the film is a remarkable example of futurist ideas in the 1920s. It illustrates a future civilization with mass transportation, sky bridges, and huge skyscrapers. The film shows large vistas of the city with one enormous skyscraper referred to as the new tower of Babel. This structure high above all the other buildings in the film. It appears to represent the center of the city with aa roads leading to it. The image of the new tower of Babel has become an iconic futurist image of the 1920s. The new tower of Babel makes a visual and metaphorical referrence to the Tower of Babel. Metaphorically, the capitalism that built the tower and ultimately destroys the city.

The New Tower of Babel
The New Tower of Babel

The film Metropolis shows an extreme vision for what buildings and cities could become the future. It illustrates the world with the super highways, air transportation, and massive commercial towers. The city in the film is truly a magnificent futurist work in the 1920s.

Tadao Ando

 

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Koshino House Sketch 

 

”All architecture, regardless of its scale or location, addresses its own unique theme.” –  Tadao Ando

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Children’s Museum Sketch

 

”I’m interested in a dialogue with the architecture of past, but it must be filtered through my own vision and experience.” -Tadao Ando

 

Le Mépris

 

Jean-Luc Godard shot acclaimed film Le Mépris in Villa Malaparte. In this film, the architecture takes on a leading role and becomes closely linked to the script of the film.

‘Now I live on an island, in an austere and melancholy house, which I built myself on a lonely cliff above the sea. It is the image of my desire.’ – Adalberto Libera

While I was researching about Villa Malaparte, I found this lovely film and very much liked it. I added my watchlist. I want to share with you. Le Mépris has 7.7 point over 10 in IMDB.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057345/?ref_=nv_sr_1

 

Architectural Survey

The need for architectural survey derives from the desire to identify the significant physical elements of our past in order that may be preserved and protected for future generations.

There are 4 major step in the architectural survey:

  • Establishing the purpose for the survey
  • Conducting research
  •  Undertaking fieldwork
  • Preparing a written report

As a simplistic definition of architectural survey is the action of drawing and measuring a building to analyze its characteristic.

We recently studied on architectural survey. Our campus was our field and we did split different groups for the different locations. We as a group of 8, expected plan, elevation and two sections so we decided to share the workload. I worked on plan drawing with my two friends. As a beginning,  there was a lecture hour for the how we measure properly without new technology. The most important thing is using u-tube properly because every other measurement depends on it. So we started to define zero height or one-meter height points. After that major step, we used cross measurement which is basically verifying the single points at least two other points so that the point defined by others two different points. The circles were very confusing in the first place but after several tries, we created different groups for different points.

 planI know it is very complicated but in the program of AutoCAD it is very easy to understand which point defined by circles and which do not have that identification. This is my part of the plan actually.

CARS

Recently, I am pretty curious about the cars and it is not just about driving a car, it is more like about the technological stuff, engines, security improvements and design as well. I discovered a lovely a website about the evolution of Seat Ibiza model and want to share with you.

They start with the first Ibıza model in 1984 and give some information about the engine but I do not want to talk about the numbers. The special thing is they link the Ibiza models with popular music, movie and technological stuff in that time.

I want to you with my selections of that list and show the evolution of Ibiza.

1st Generation Ibiza – 1984/1992  

”Thriller”, Michael Jackson (1984) — Back to the Future (1985) — Apple the first computer

2nd Generation Ibiza – 1993/2001

”Don’t look at back in anger”, Oasis (1996) — Pulp Fiction (1994) — Doly the first cloned sheep

3rd Generation Ibiza – 2002/2007 

”Harder to Breathe”, Maroon 5 (2003) — The Pirates of Caribbean (2003) — Apple the first İphone

My personal favourite is 3rd generation Ibiza because it is the car for using inner-city and also the design  is especially the interior design is the beginning of the present day design. (I hope get one 3rd generation Ibiza in my education life- Daddy please hear me!!!)

4th Generation Ibiza – 2008-2012 

”Sex on Fire”, Kings of Leon (2008) — The Dark Knight (2008) — NASA’s Lcross mission found water on Moon

If you want to look at Seat official website about the evolution of Ibiza:http://www.seat.com/infographic/seat-ibiza-30-years.html

I want to finish my post  with an old model Chevrolet Impala

impala
”The most important car in the universe”

Photos taken by : https://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/SEAT_Ibiza