7 Architecture Facts pt.49 | Phi, Engineers, Central Park & CCTV



This is a video about 7 facts in architecture. They are as follows; Architects frequently work through designs and over time, they change. Although Paul Rudolph’s initial design for the school of Arts and Architecture at Yale matched the final brutalists aesthetic, the plan and forms changed considerably; Architects work with civil and structural engineers; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) or audiovisual (AV) consultants; lighting and interior designers; landscape architects; general contractors; and more. And one of the most important jobs of an architect is to coordinate the work of all these professionals; Architect Calvert Vaux and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted designed Central Park in New York City. The park opened in 1858 and is well known for its striking rectangular form and size set in the middle of the island of Manhattan; The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) won the competition to design the CCTV headquarters in Beijing, China in 2002. The tower’s unusual geometry features a massive cantilever that is 13 stories high and 75 meters deep; Architect Louis Sullivan designed the National Farmers Bank in Owatonna, Minnesota. Like many Sullivan projects, the brick building features terracotta tiles, large cartouches, and geometrically simplified fenestration and form; In the kitchen, the space between two countertop surfaces is considered a work aisle and should be a minimum of 42”. If it’s used more frequently by two people, the design width should be 48”; 24” is considered the minimum space per seated person at an island; The Fibonacci Series, which also represents the phi ratio, can be seen in the skeletal structure of the human body. For example, fingers are separated into an increasing series of sections that approximate the numbers of the series.

This is a video series about facts in architecture. The 15 second videos featured in the series are created by Doug and posted every day on his Instagram account @dougpatt.

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