Friday, April 22, 2011


Scavenger Hunt
Team Members and Links: Miriah E. and Golnaz M.
Process and Methodology: In order to obtain the information that we needed to complete assignment 03 we looked up anything that we did not already know on our phones as we walked. We already knew some of the information from our in class "field trip" tour in the second week. Also, Golnaz is an architecture major and was aware of many of the designers' names and contributions from previous work she has done. The pictures were then taken on a cell phone and emailed to the other two of us after we had completed the assignment.

Clue 01: The Barcelona Chair. This chair was designed by Mies van der Rohe for Germany’s exhibition of the Barcelona World Fair in 1929. The design of the chair was inspired by this fair and by folding chairs of ancient times.
"Barcelona Chair of Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe." Barcelona Travel Guide. Web. 22 Apr. 2011.

Clue 02: The chair that I am sitting in this picture is called the Cross Check Chair and was designed by Frank Gehry. The inspiration for this chair came from apple crates that Frank used to play on as a child. The magazine that I am reading is called Design Solutions.
"Gehry Cross Check Chair." Hive - Modern Design for the Home. Web. 22 Apr. 2011.

Clue 03: This photo was taken outside of the Wexner Center for the Arts. When this building was originally built, the skylights that were constructed allowed too much light into the building for its function as an art gallery. This mistake could have potentially caused a lot of damage to much of the artwork in the gallery. Also, the building contained a poor climate control system. In order to fix these problems, the Wexner Center underwent a major renovation and was then reopened in October 2005.
Also there are no right angles in the building! Learned from the prof on a tour :) "Wexner Center for the Arts." Ohio History Central - An Online Encyclopedia of Ohio History. Web. 22 Apr. 2011.

Clue 04: The architectural detail that we found the most interesting was the amount of arches that he incorporates into his designs.

Clue 05: The design for the original William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library was selected in 1910 through an architectural competition. Since its original construction, the library has been renovated or expanded three times. The third renovation on the building began on January 10, 2007 and cost $108 million dollars.

"William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 21 Apr. 2011.

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