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Gateway Arch, St. Louis, USA: Glorifying with Age

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A historically significant structure has its own allure as it stands against the test of time. The current one i.e. Gateway Arch has the similar story. Gateway Arch popularly known as Gate to the West is gigantic monument situated in the banks of Mississippi river in St. Louis. Holding the record of Missouri’s tallest accessible building, it has been the highlight of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Designed by Eero Saarinen from Saarinen and Associates, the construction of Gateway Arch has started from 12 February, 1963 and completed in 28 October, 1965. But it opened for public 25 May, 1968.The design of Gateway Arch has came into picture due to nationwide competition held in 1947-48 for designing a monument dedicating to western pioneers. Eero Saarinen won the competition and provided his chosen design for the larger public viewing.



Gateway Arch is a huge arch closely shaped as inverted catenary. Whole arch is covered in stainless steel. The base of the arch is equilateral tr…

Twilight Epiphany, Houston, USA: Aesthetically Vibrant

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A place of learning and knowledge has always holds a special attention as this is where any disciple inspires and grasps the following enlightenment as given by a teacher. Some where the impression of the place has biggest impact on the learner. Design with this particular goal, James Turrell conceived the Twilight Epiphany which is situated besides the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University campus in Houston, Texas. The developmental contract has given to Linbeck. This pyramidal sky space has opened in 2012 with an introductory sunset light show.







Twilight Epiphany is an open pyramidal sky space which is consist of 72 –by-72 square outdoor rooftop opened from centre with measuring of 14 –by- 14. Under the roof there is a boundary like two level galleries which seems located in below the ground. The main material used for Twilight Epiphany is Concrete, Stone, Glass and Composite Steel. The roof is constitution of several distinctively engineered materials with carbon…

Steel Kiosque Units, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris: Effortlessly Fruitful

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Recently held Paris Contemporary Art Fair has witnessed an unusual yet productive entity. For the first time there was a display of Steel Kiosque Unit created by famous French Designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec which is presently situated in Jardin des Tuileries. It was developed by Paris property developer Emerige. This brown chocolate steel container has unveiled in Paris Contemporary Art Fair which held between 22nd to 25th October. It was there till 5th November but soon will be donated to the city of Paris where the container will bring in use for various social and cultural tasks by taking it to different venues as it is a moving steel container unit. Bouroullec Brothers has taken three year for designing and styling the Steel Kiosque Units and three hours to make it movable.




Steel Kiosque Units is the of twin steel container standing side by side over a wheel. Whole structure goes by a single zigzag roof covers the two structure which are exactly the same. The appealing facto…