Architects do more than just design great buildings and spaces. Many have designed all sorts of other things too, with chairs being the most popular. Here is a selection of 15 interesting pieces, designed by some famous names.
15. Rem Koolhaas
14. Norman Foster
13. Mies van Der Rohe
12. Kruger Schuberth Vandreike
11. Daniel Libeskind
10. Shigeru Ban
09. Hadi Teherani
08. Gae Aulenti
07. Arne Jacobsen
06. Alvar Aalto
05. Gerrit Rietveld
04. Walter Gropius
03. Frank Lloyd Wright
02. Otto Wagner
01. Marc Held
Which is your favourite? Leave a comment below!
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Property prices are constantly climbing upwards, and these ten properties are some of the most expensive on the market today! Number 4 is my personal favourite.
10. Mayfair, London – £27m
09. Knightsbridge, London – £32.5m
08. Oxfordshire – £35m
07. St. John’s Wood, London – £37.5m
06. Mallorca – £41m
05. Marrakech – £45.9m
04. Park Avenue, NYC – £57m
03. Switzerland – £58m
02. Kensington, London – £68m
01. Beverly Hills, California – £68m
Which one is your favourite? Leave a comment below with your thoughts. If none of these take your fancy, perhaps you would rather a private tower block?
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This is a great opportunity to gain some experience using these programs, taking advantage of the many tutorials available online, and adding some extra skills to your CV.
During our engineering and technology studies we were given the task to construct a bridge or a tower that would demonstrate our understanding of load distributions and strength to weight ratios. I opted to go for a tower based on the designs of the John Hancock Centre and the Willis Tower. I wanted to use the cross bracing on the outer walls of the structure for effective load distribution, with the stepped roof climbing up to the centre of the tower. These two elements combined created an elegant and structurally sound tower. I used lightweight balsa wood, laser cut to ensure consistency, and ultra strong balsa cement for bonding. The towers were tested until destruction to calculate the strength to weight ratio.