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The Ordos MU US Desert Temple in China by Dr. Margot Krasojevic

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Dr. Margot Krasojevic

The project has been commissioned by the city of Ordos. It is an open Buddhist temple located on the outskirts of the Ordos desert, an area that is currently used for meditation and religious ceremonial offerings, Mongolian Buddhist rituals dictated the design.

Image Courtesy Dr. Margot Krasojevic

  • Architects: Dr. Margot Krasojevic
  • Project: The Ordos MU US Desert Temple
  • Location: China
  • Software used: Maya, 3ds max, Adobe after effects

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Roman Temple of Diana in Mérida, Spain by José María Sánchez García

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Article source: José María Sánchez García

ROMAN TEMPLE OF DIANA SURROUNDINGS AND PERIMETRAL BUILDING

The project retrieves the environment of the Temple of Diana in Merida, which was the forum or the city center in Roman times.

The challenge of acting in a place with such historical and archaeological relevance has meant to work with the existing trace since the beginning, so that the finished work would recover this space from Roman times through modern language. This situation has led to conceive the architectural design not as something closed or completely defined before starting to run. On the contrary, we worked in a more flexible way, defining the rules and guidelines on how to act in this place, that is to say, the syntax of the project itself, in order to absorb all the irregularities and changes due to the archaeological findings, without losing the initial concept of the proposal. All this has been developed during five years that, with the archaeological works, the project definition and execution of the construction overlapping in time.

Images Courtesy Roland Halbe

  • Architect: José María Sánchez García
  • Name of Project: Roman Temple of Diana
  • Location: Romero Leal and Santa Catalina street, Mérida, Spain
  • Project title: Perimetral building and Temple of Diana environments. Mérida, Spain
  • Construction: November2009 – February 2011
  • Photographer: Roland Halbe, Pablo Calzado, José María Sánchez García

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Temple Sinai in Oakland, California by Mark Horton / Architecture with Michael Harris Architecture

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Article source: Mark Horton / Architecture with Michael Harris Architecture

Temple Sinai, the oldest and largest East Bay Jewish synagogue, has grown around their 1918 landmarked sanctuary with new buildings in a way that has disassociated all of their different activities. The Temple’s new building program included a new chapel, classrooms, a preschool, administrative offices, and a library, but most importantly the temple wanted a new design to organize these disparate elements into a place where their congregants could feel a greater sense of community where people could meet each other in casual spaces for spontaneous conversation.

Images Courtesy Mark Horton / Architecture and Michael Harris Architecture and Ethan Kaplan Photography

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Visitor Center in Hengshan Temple in Shanxi Province, China by Latitude Studio

Friday, May 13th, 2011

As fast as China develops new requirements for Architecture displayed. Far away of the quotidian urban scenario, this enterprise requires the knowledge of how to operate in a historic-rural area.

Visitor Center in Hengshan Temple

  • Architects: Latitude Studio
  • Project: Visitor Center in Hengshan Temple
  • Location: Southwest Datong, Shanxi Province, China
  • Year: 2010
  • Status: Concept design
  • Team: Latitude Studio with BIAD

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