Jewel Changi Airport
- "This airport has an atrium with endless paths you can roam around. The indoor space makes you feel like you're in a forest."
Reference photo: National Geographic
Churh of the Eremitani
With all its simplicity it both humble and humbling. This makes it for me a true piece of human architecture.
"When I walk into this space it feels like I have walked into another world. Especially if it is particularly sunny outside, the sudden change into a dark and monumental space makes me feel a sense of peace and anticipation of something great.
The scale of the space and sloping gradient of the floor always overwhelms me the way a good space should. I especially enjoy the space has no exhibitions and I can wonder around looking up at the emptiness."
The space is spacious. It has no rectangular corners, but bent, curved walls and no flat ceiling but a dome. The light comes from every direction, and is diffused. The colours are natural. The artificial light are uplighters that give a natural and not blinding light. The construction is visable on the insight. The building gives a relaxing "feel".
It is very very quiet inside. The only thing you hear are the birds from outside. A very meditative place indeed. The spaces are empty and ordered like a painting of Mondriaan. No furniture except for a few paintings, a couple of cushions and a few vases with Ikebana. Balanced natural lighting partly with the help of translucent rice paper doors. Extraordinary interaction between the Zen garden and the interior, open facades when wanted, closed when needed.
What you see is what you get, here i want to be all day!
Unfortunately it is for climate, safety or what ever it wil be, not possible or it is rather hard
in spite of this argument, i don't understand the reason why we usualy build by mass instead of transparancy most houses are build like monopoly: walls, a roof and some smoke.
the sun stays outside and the oil (so long there is) burns inside. In stead off starting with a concrete structure and making windows on positions were we want contact with the outside,
I sugest: we start with a open bear-structure, keeping wind and rain ouitside with a glasswall, blind locally your privacy and keep your field of vision further than the curtain"
It is a hostel in new zealand where I had stayed for 2 nights few years ago. It is a typical home image for me because of the wooden floor and structure, inside stairs and the most important object is the fireplace. I feel warm and cozy when I laid back in the couch reading my novel. I can also hear the crackle from the flame from time to time, feel the heat and smell the smoke from the burning wood. That makes me feel relax and calm.
The seat in my friends car
This is the seat in my friends car. It is well designed and well made seat from leather and has a seat heating function. But personally for me it is feelgood space because I feel safe there. Is it because of good design or quality of the car, or my friend who is driving - I do not know, but every time I am there I feel good.
Van Nelle Fabriek
Juriaan van Meel
The "Van Nelle" factory is a master piece of Dutch architecture that has proved to be functional over time. Once it was a factory for tea and tabacco. Now it accommodates small companies from the design sector. Inside you can still feel the light and air; atmosphere that was so exceptional at the time when the factory was built. I admire the building because it has 'character'. Character is a quality that is hard to grasp, but it is certainly a quality that is not often found in new buildings. Buildings like this (coverted warehouses, factories, etc.) should get more attention from both the academic and professional world to tease out design principles that help to improve new design.
Wei-Hsun Chen Wei-Hsun Chen Wei-Hsun Chen Wei-Hsun Chen
House N, designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, is a living place defined by three boxes with different sizes. The architect not only creates a new boundary between the house and surrounding environment, but also breaks through the conventional layout which usually separates our living place into different rooms. It creates a opportunity to make userâ€™s life infiltrate into the city smoothly due to this in-between space which is created by three boxes and their voids. Unconsciously, the private living space is extended from inside to outside, from a house into a city. The richness of spatial levels is building a free and comfortable atmosphere for a living space.
Herperduin holiday cottage
"Nice natural materials, optimal air quality also for people with astma. Very quiet surroundings.
Balanced entrance of natural light. Comfortable wall-heating system. Pleasant natural ventilation."
Albert van der Sar
"The most important for my feelgoodbuilding is it's location. The rest is less important.
Very important is the protection that the feelgoodbuilding offers. Obviously interrelated with the location (safe environment or not) and my activities.
During holidays I love sleeping in a tent or in a (thick) sleeping bag (max clo) outside. Under the stars, next to a warm fire, with the noise of night animals in the background, half drunk. That sums up pretty well what the ingredients for my ultimate feel good experience are. Of course after a few weeks I get fed up with that (after a while rather impractical) and enjoy going back to a real roof over my head.
Another feelgood environment of interest is the Finnish sauna (minimum clo) or swimming outside in a (heated) swimming pool.
My ultimate feelgoodbuilding is a building with contrasts. Not same - same everywhere. But for example nicely heated areas (e.g. in the living room) next to more chilly parts (e.g. halls and bedrooms). Light areas (e.g. in a serre) combined with dimmed light in the living area and darkness where I sleep. Some parts with a ceiling height of 2.40 meter. Other parts with a height of 3 meter or more with high placed windows for spectacular daylight penetration.
How the building looks? I like fun and something strange is welcome.
Examples that come close to my ultimate feelgoodbuilding are: The Pantheon in Rome, TWA Saarinen in New York, the Kruisheren church in Maastricht and the Evoluon in Eindhoven."
Toon van Hooijdonk
a small 2d circle-weblike object before the WildWest started; it is supposed to separate good from evil dreams.
a giant 3D object from the MiddleEast which is supposed to have magical power in the point of gravity.
To join these beautifull polarities really made me feel good. Drawing peace & harmony.
So happy & sweet dream to all of you. And beware; they will come true!!!