Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959)
Midway Gardens, Hyde Park, Chicago. Built 1914, destroyed 1929.
Midway Gardens was an entertainment venue and beer hall built on the site of a demolished amusement park. Wright designed all of the interior fixtures, including the artwork in the tavern room, above. (The large dark rectangle is a built-in cigar stand.) After struggling for 15 years to survive financial problems, changing tastes, and Prohibition, Midway Gardens was destroyed.
Vo Trong Nghia Architects has completed ‘Binh Thanh House’, a residence which responds to the region’s tropical climate through its blurred division of internal and external space. Located in the center of Ho Chi Minh city, the house was designed for two families; a couple in their sixties and their son’s couple with a child.
Against a backdrop of this duality, the concept of the house is to accommodate two different lifestyles in a tropical climate; one is a natural and traditional lifestyle, utilizing natural lighting and ventilation, and the other is a modern and well-tempered lifestyle with mechanical equipments such as air-conditioners.
Spaces for modern lifestyle are allocated in three floating volumes wrapped by concrete pattern blocks. Between volumes are two in-between spaces covered by glasses and widely open to the exterior, where the residents enjoy their natural life with wind, sunlight, green and water.
Photography by Oki Hiroyuki
Video segment from the documentary All.I.Can.
Tiki Taka Leo messi and Dani alves