Archive for the 'Architecture' Category

St. Stephen’s cathedral

November 12, 2006
 

St. Stephen’s cathedral (Stephansdom)…………… A nice and sophisticated architecture. I will go back there again in one day. ;). I took this photo in Autumn 2001.

St. Stephens Kathedrale (Stephansdom)………….Eine hoch entwickelte Architektur. Ich möchte dort noch mal reisen, aber ich weiß doch nicht wan!!. Übrigens, ich habe dieses Foto in Herbst 2001 fotografiert. 😉

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I miss Paris

August 11, 2006
I truely miss this city and a Parisienne gay friend of mine. I still remember the moment when I took this photo.

I love Montmartre. An uphill and a perimeter of Paris, where one can see the whole Paris city from there. I decided to post this photo because many people know how Montmartre looks like, but many haven’t seen another scene of this town.

Now comes the Parc de la Villette, which is designed by Bernard Tschumi. My favorite architect . 😉 Here is my favorite photo of Parc de la Villette. I also used it after I took this photo :-p

vin marco

August 3, 2006

Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas

July 28, 2006
In the morning, I rode my bike to an architecture of Berlin, which designed by Peter Eisenmann, Dead Jewish Memorial in Europe (Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas). It was built by 2711 concrete blocks (more or less 1×2.5m.each) and was opened for the first time on the 10th of May 2005 after 60 years of WWII. The architecture itself is wavy from right to the left and these concrete blocks place in different heights and levels.

The gap of space between each block is about 1 m., so a person, who walks through, has to walk alone. I think it is quite good idea to approach in this way because this person can perceive the feeling of sadness, loneliness and such a thing like this. When I was there, I also got this feeling as well and everything passed very quick. While I walked through, I saw a man in a far side and then he disappeared in the next second because of the narrowness of the concretes’ gaps create this kind of event inside the architecture.

The first Pyramid of Europe

July 24, 2006
The first Pyramid of Europe in Bosnia. It is very interesting to read and find out how it was discovered.

DIY

July 19, 2006
I love to DIY (Do It Yourself) for my home improvement. I love to rearrange the layout of my bedroom because it is really fun……

My former bedroom was about 20 sq.m., one dark brown wall and others were white. My room wasn’t so big but I love this size. It was easy to organize, arrange otherwise I would have to buy a lot of furniture. Idecorated my room like room in 70’s. It was sort of nostalgia and reminded me to the time, when I was young.

To speak about lighting,
I used both warm and cool lights in my room. Actually i should have said, warm and cool”color temperature” but it would sound so technical.

Once, I made a research concerning light colors when I was studying in master degree.

It is very interesting to find out, how we react to those effects. Somehow one has different perception to another.

Red
Both red color and light have the same properties, therefore to stimulate our eye perception in the same way.
Positive: Physical courage, strength, warmth, energy, stimulation, masculinity, and excitement.
Negative: Defiance, aggression, visual impact, strain, crime.

Blue
blue has direct effect to us. Darkblue or strong bluelight creates cold, or silent atmosphere, but very light blue or blueish white creates the fresh and serenity atmospheres.
Positive: Intelligence, communication, trust, efficiency, serenity, duty, logic, coolness, calm, freshness.
Negative: Coldness, lack of emotion.

Yellow
The yellow wavelength is relatively long and essentially stimulating. In this case the stimulus is emotional, because yellow is the strongest color, psychologically. The right yellow will lift our spirits and our self-esteem; it is the color of confidence and optimism. Too much of it, or the wrong tone in relation to the other tones in a color scheme, can cause self-esteem to plummet, giving rise to fear and anxiety. Moreover, yellow light is used in medical treatment.
Positive: Optimism, confidence, self-esteem, extraversion, emotional strength, friendliness, and creativity.
Negative: Irrationality, fear, emotional fragility, anxiety, suicide, sickness.

Green
Being in the center of the spectrum, Negatively, it can indicate stagnation and, incorrectly used, will be perceived as being too bland.
Positive: Harmony, balance, refreshment, universal love, rest, restoration, reassurance, environmental awareness, equilibrium, and peace.
Negative: Boredom, stagnation, sickness.

Violet
The shortest wavelength is violet, often described as purple. It takes awareness to a higher level of thought, even into the realms of spiritual values. It is highly introversive and encourages deep contemplation, or meditation. It has associations with royalty and usually communicates the finest possible quality. Being the last visible wavelength before the ultra-violet ray, it has associations with time and space and the cosmos. Excessive use of purple can bring about too much introspection and the wrong tone of it communicates something inferiority, and mysterious.
Positive: Spiritual awareness, containment, vision, luxury, authenticity, truth, and quality.
Negative: Introversion, decadence, suppression, inferiority, mysterious.

Orange
orange light or orangeish light is similar or nearly the same as the sunrise and sunset. These create the feeling of going home, longing for someone or something, but the situations depend on the additional surrounding and environment as well.
Positive: Physical comfort, food, warmth, security, sensuality, passion, abundance, and fun.
Negative: Deprivation, frustration, frivolity, immaturity.

Pink
Both pink color and light represent the feminine principle, and survival of the species; it is nurturing and physically soothing. Too much pink is physically draining and can be somewhat emasculating.
Positive: Physical tranquility, nurture, warmth, femininity, love, sexuality, and innocence.
Negative: Inhibition, physical weakness, childish.

White
In effect, it reflects the full force of the spectrum into our eyes. Thus it also creates barriers, but differently from black, and it is often a strain to look at. Visually, white gives a heightened perception of space. The negative effect of white on warmth is to make them look and feel garish.
Positive: Hygiene, sterility, clarity, purity, cleanness, simplicity, sophistication, and efficiency.
Negative: Sterility, coldness, barriers, unfriendliness, elitism.

“We cannot produce brown light.”

We perceive these colors of light through our eye perception. With shading value creates more influence because we are phototropic and we suppose to be in the surrounding of daylight, which has the tones of whiteish colors. Blueish daylight creates fresh and bright atmospheres, when redish light of dawn creates the feeling of going home and redish light of early morning creates the feeling of new day and new born. These phenomena have been parts of our instincts, likewise when birds fly back to their nests.