The Zentrum Paul Klee Museum

A new year means a new beginning,  new adventures, new goals and one of our goals this year is to become more organized with our uploading schedule. So we decided to upload a new post once a week specially on Thursdays!! So be tuned to see more about our contents!

On today’s post we will talk about an amazing museum; the Zentrum Paul Klee Museum. This is a beautiful project located in Bern Switzerland, created by Renzo Piano; an italian architect. The building was created in homage to the great painter Paul Klee; one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

The museum is located near Schöngrüng, northeast of Bern. In the middle of a meadow of green tranquility this museum looks like if it was implanted in the ground. There is a forest in the background and the Alps on the merits, in which the building tries to blend into.

The design of the museum is based on curves emerging from the ground forming an arch and arriving to the floor again, and the intention is to adapt the project to the surrounding environment.

The structure is made of steel girders, and the facades are made of glass, combining these materials in the exterior with grass and a diversity of vegetation; the principal materials used in the interior are combined with oak on the floor.

We think that good architecture is one that really adapts to the enviroment and Zentrum Paul Klee Museum achieves it!

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Paul Klee Center, Bern, Switzerland

 

http://www.zpk.org

http://www.rpbw.com/project/53/zentrumpaulklee/

http://www.museen-bern.ch/en/museen/zpk/

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What is a Virtual Architecture Tour?

A virtual tour in architecture is something that technological advances have contributed to this beautiful art.

In past times, an architect had to express the project through drawings and sketches. The power of imagination, the ability to design and draw were the main keys to transmit how people could have imagined a project not yet built.

Since the computer became a work tool for architects, there was an evolution of how to present projects. What caught the most attention in new architects was the ability to create 3D architectural plants. These new technological advances have progressed to the point of being able to make photorealism models in 3D and virtual architecture tours.

Virtual tours are very useful tools for architects, because it exposes the project as it will become; it gives you a real view of solar orientation depending on where your terrain is, the materials you would like to use, desired interior and exterior colors and even furniture.

Now a days modern constructions are using this type of technology as a way of showing customers how their project will be; that’s why making a virtual tour is a good investment for any kind of project because in a long term it becomes cheaper for them due to that they will know how their project will come out at the end; and they will see if the design meets their expectancies.

Having a virtual tour helps the project to save time; because with it you will have your project completely defined.

If you would like to have a virtual tour of your project contact us by sending us an email to architectureanddesingpnv@gmail.com or by leaving us your information here and we´ll be glad to contact you.

 

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São Miguel Island

Also known as the Green Island, São Miguel is the longest and most popular one in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. It was discovered in mid 14th century by Gonçalo Velho Cabral a Portuguese colonizer. The island received the name of São Miguel, who was a beautiful and loyal angel according to the Bible scriptures known as Archangel Michael.

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This incredible island quickly captivated the Portuguese people who were in love with their natural architecture that’s why this natural paradise quickly began to be populated not only because of its beautiful lakes, sandy beaches, rolling hills, high mountains, green plains and blue ocean but for its fertile land.

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São Miguel’s diverse scenery is a pleasant awakening to visitors; the natural architecture of the island is composed of two volcanic massifs separated by a central ridge. In the hilly part of the island there’s a large variety of volcanic crater lakes, within which are many hot spring births.

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S. Miguel is also known for its award winning “Terra Nostra Park you can find many wonderful golf courses, lakes, beaches, majestic scenery, century-old architecture and most of all, its people.

Since the turn of the century architecture, the monuments, parks and cobble stone streets are interlaced with a modern marina, nice restaurants, shopping, bars, night-clubs, and ocean-front cafes.

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São Miguel is unlike any other destination in the world. Once you have come you’ll always want to come back! 

http://www.azores.com/sao-miguel  

http://www.visitazores.com/en/the-azores/the-9-islands