The public realm is the total sum of space that is disposed to the general population. It is planned, architected, designed, allocated, and has clearly marked access that is open at predictable or designated times. The vast areas of the public realm are landscape, wilderness, or hinterland country. Out there, nature rules its visitors. At… Continue reading The Heavyweight Client in Public Space
INTRODUCTION Snøhetta was selected for this portfolio study. The Snøhetta portfolio exhibits originality and versatility. In addition to signing with prestigious international clients, Snøhetta has the rare honor of designing for the general public in their native region, architecturally and in other forms. The Snøhetta portfolio is important to architecture because includes several examples of… Continue reading Public Realm in a Design Portfolio — Selected works by Snøhetta, Part One
A portfolio can be thought of as a set or range of things that have been collected by ownership or contribution over time. It can be reviewed, assessed, and admired. Designers understand something about audience and end users, at least because their product gets media coverage. Architects especially understand public work as it is framed… Continue reading Portfolio
Architecture is cultural medium connected to social infrastructure. A building is a venue for experiential learning about social values. The French architectural agency Tectoniques designed a day camp for school-age children when classes are not in session. On a pastoral hillside, overlooking the Rhône valley, this building was established with a functional priority. This community building shows its adaptability, smart detailing and a connection with nature.