Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dancing House, Czech

Dancing House! Yeaah! The building with an unusual shape, represents two dancers Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers (usually called “Ginger and Fred”). You can actually see a couple – woman and man dancing together, holding their hands, with a skirt that sways to the music is is an example of a deconstructivist architecture

The Dancing House is the nickname given to a building designed by Croatian-born Czech architect Vlado Milunic in a co-operation with Canadian architect Frank Gehry. Built between 1994-1996, Dancing House is a strikingly modern contrast to Prague’s historic attractions.

Currently, the building is mainly used as office space while the top floor house a French restaurant, La Perle de Prague, and offers views of the Vltava river and Prague Castle.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Wisma 46 - Kota BNI, Jakarta

Wisma 46 Kota BNIWisma 46 is the tallest building in Indonesia. It is a 262m tall (roof height) skyscraper located in the Kota BNI complex in Central Jakarta, Indonesia. The 48 storey office tower was completed in 1996 under the design by Zeidler Roberts Partnership (Zeidler Partnership Architects) and DP Architects Private Ltd.

Wisma 46 towering height and architectural design concept are unique and set apart from all othet office buildings in Jakarta. It is indeed and ideal distinctive corporate address for Multinational Corporations.
The tower contains 23 elevators which can reach speeds of 360 mpm in the super high speed models.

Wisma 46 is equal 147th tallest existing building in the world. When measured up to the roof, the tower is 228 m tall and when measured up to the lower roof, it is only 200 m tall.

The tower is a cuboid concrete tower rising 200 m before a sleek glass tower rises out of it before culminating in a curved spire. The glass tower has a totally glass exterior unlike the tower it rises from which has a concrete exterior with square windows. This pattern of square windows is disturbed three times by long rectangular windows. The building's design is described as modern and late-modernist.

The tower has 48 floors above ground which consist of offices only. There are 2 underground floors used for car parking.

See the location of Wisma 46- Kota BNI