OCTOBER 2010

UCLA EXCURSION PARIS - STUTTGART



Mark Mack and his Research design studio went in search for Architecture incorporating live plants, trees and other healthy Elements for the Urban environment.

This took us to the amazing architecture samples of BauBotanik in Ruhestetten- Germany and the more well known examples of Vertical Gardens in Paris. On the way we picked up architectural impressions from the past and the future, such as Oscar Niemeier's Communist Headquarter in Paris, Nouvel's Quay Branlay Museum Gardens, Lacaton&Vasall's Social Resurfacing of a housing project, Eduard Francoise Tower Plant and the recent Consumer Oriented Automobile Museums in Germany- Mercedes, Porsche and BMW. Finishing with the ever so impressing Weissenhof Siedlung.



10/31/2010



MM and students atop the Institute de Arabe getting a good glimpse of Paris.

MM and students atop the Institute de Arabe getting a good glimpse of Paris.

MM and students atop the Institute de Arabe getting a good glimpse of Paris.

Lacaton&Vasalle's reconfiguration of a typical 60's Social housing block. Adding wintergardens and balconies

Lacaton&Vasalle's reconfiguration of a typical 60's Social housing block. Adding wintergardens and balconies

Lacaton&Vasalle's reconfiguration of a typical 60's Social housing block. Adding wintergardens and balconies

Eduard Francoise's Flower tower sits in a complex surroundings of comfortable inspired Housing developments.

Eduard Francoise's Flower tower sits in a complex surroundings of comfortable inspired Housing developments.

Eduard Francoise's Flower tower sits in a complex surroundings of comfortable inspired Housing developments.

Oscar Niemeier as good as ever, the Communist Headquarter in Paris is both conceptual and physical captivating

Oscar Niemeier as good as ever, the Communist Headquarter in Paris is both conceptual and physical captivating

Oscar Niemeier as good as ever, the Communist Headquarter in Paris is both conceptual and physical captivating

The elevated path in Ruhestetten shows of the resiliance of Plants and their adaptability to bear loads, as well as the work of BauBotanik.

The elevated path in Ruhestetten shows of the resiliance of Plants and their adaptability to bear loads, as well as the work of BauBotanik.

The elevated path in Ruhestetten shows of the resiliance of Plants and their adaptability to bear loads, as well as the work of BauBotanik.

Baubotanik makes those plants do what they want.

Baubotanik makes those plants do what they want.

Baubotanik makes those plants do what they want.

The tower of plants is an exercise in grafting and webbing

The tower of plants is an exercise in grafting and webbing

The tower of plants is an exercise in grafting and webbing

Le Corbusier's two family house is still amazing, how it makes use of programatically changing spaces

Le Corbusier's two family house is still amazing, how it makes use of programatically changing spaces

Le Corbusier's two family house is still amazing, how it makes use of programatically changing spaces