La Description de l’Egypte (The Description of Egypt), is the first encyclopedia devoted exclusively to Egypt. It is a work from Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign, recounting the discoveries made during this scientific voyage. The fourth book of plates is La Description de l’Égypte: Antiquités, Volume IV. It describes the most recent sites along the Nile.
Herman Hertzberger is a Dutch architect born in 1932 in Amsterdam. As a disciple of Aldo van Eyck, he was one of the main influences behind the Dutch structuralism movement. The project considered to be one of the most inspiring examples of the movement is the Centraal Beheer office building in Apeldoorn. It was designed as a sixty cubes workspace forming a single articulated unit.
The Yu Ji Tu is a map made by an unknow Chinese mapmaker under the Song dynasty (907-1276). It was carved in stone and employs the Ji Li Hua Fang, a rectilinear grid system well ahead of its time.The stele was made in honor of Yu, and represents with an exceptional precision the rivers and the coastline of China.
The Velsertunnel ventilation building is an iconic building of the period of reconstruction in Netherlands. It is primarly recognized for its ventilation shafts, made of square concrete tubes, forming an alveoli structure. It was built by Dirk Roosenburg, a renowned architect also known to be Rem Koolhaas’s grandfather.
Among the many Bauhaus workshops, one of them stands out for being at first glance unsuitable for the school’s teaching. The Bauhaus theater workshop is not a craft workshop and does not aim to create utilitarian objects. However, it is a perfect example of the synthesis of the arts.
This map shows New Zealand with mountain features in pictorial relief. It was emitted by the New Zealand Lands and Survey Departement and drawn by W. Deverell in 1921.
The Kirov Reservoir is a reservoir located in the Talas region, in northern Kyrgyzstan. The main function of this construction is to control the irrigation of the land in the Talas Valley. The reservoir has a capacity of 550 million cubic meters, allowing to irrigate 55,000 ha of land between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.
The Formal Generator of Structures is an exploration of spatial configurations of defined, rectilinear forms, in order to generate volumes and architectonic compositions.
La Description de l’Egypte (The Description of Egypt), is the first encyclopedia devoted exclusively to Egypt. It is a work from Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign, recounting the discoveries made during this scientific voyage. The third book of plates is La Description de l’Égypte: Antiquités, Volume III. It describes the sites of Luxor and Karnak.
This map uses an equidistant azimuthal projection. This type of projection consists in defining a central point and represent each point of the map at a correct proportional distance from the defined center. This map is centered in Buenos Aires.