To comfort those who seem to think the rapture is tomorrow.
PHEW. THAT WAS CLOSE.
PHEW. THAT WAS CLOSE.
PLEASE REBLOG WITH CREDIT.
Another mandatory reblog for the purpose of CREDITING THE ARTIST. i came across this photograph a few days ago, which was properly credited I might add. For clarification purposes, the artist’s name is MELANIE DAWN HARTER, she goes by wisely-chosen on flickr, and you can find this photo and all her others here. Not that this needs to be said, as this should all go without saying ANYWAYS, but her flickr page clearly states:
“© All rights reserved. You do not have permission to use my photos, videos, or even my damn words. This is Flickr photo sharing, not Flickr photo stealing. Sharing means you can look at them where I place them. That’s all. What you see on my stream belongs to me, not you.”
I am sick of seeing this on the internet. Credit the artist. Respect the work. CREDIT THE FREAKING ARTIST. OR MAKE YOUR OWN ART.
Dots or Stripes
this is so awesome.
a project by OAB
Barcelon, Spain, Completed 2009
The development of this project was of special interest to the studio. Designing a project for a client as Roca is the first challenge, but more than a challenge it is them to imply an effort of satisfaction, thanks to the range of possibilities open to us because of a company that is constantly evolving, with the current concern over an image that responds to contemporary demands.
We are aware that projecting the Head office / showroom of a company, brand, etc. institution. Is more than making a building: Projecting the image of it through architecture. The building is part of the corporate image in the collective memory.
Creating a flagship project for a company like Roca in Barcelona implies doing a project for a large company in a big city, and we understand Barcelona as an epicenter of events, a global city which focuses on different types of glances, making it a city of strategic importance to the development of the best companies.
The development of this project was of special interest to the studio. Designing a project for a client such as Roca was the first challenge and one that the studio took great satisfaction in completing due to the range of possibilities available to us. Roca is a company that is constantly evolving, with its current concern being its image and how it responds to contemporary demands and its future growth strategy.
We are aware that presenting the head office / showroom of a company and brand is more than simply creating a building. Through architecture, the design provides a fitting projection of its intended corporate image, and one that persists in the collective memory of the general public.
Creating a flagship project for Roca in Barcelona implies that this project is for a large company in a big city, understanding Barcelona as a global epicenter of events and activity from which attention is centrally placed. This highlights Barcelona as a strategic priority for the development of the best companies.
This building typology is based on the unity and character of a singular object. Due to this premise, the surrounding conditions play a significant role as it generates the first image of the building. Even though in most cases the principal material of a façade is glass, this façade is not a showcase. The glass is configured in numerous ways so that it never reaches complete transparency and works as a special “veil,” one which reveals the interior in some cases, while in others the interior is simply perceived. As a result, the building is converted into a singular entity both during the day and at night. During the day, the light attracts the observer due to the “seductive effect of the veil,” while at night, the building acts as a beacon.
The presence of the logo on the façade is articulated in a discreet way. This is achieved through its balanced relationship with the façade, using transparencies and tonalities in order to reduce its visibility, or incorporating the logo into the façade’s composition without making it too evident. In both cases, the architectural form and product share a bilateral presence, allowing the building itself to stand as the corporate image of the company.