Denver art museum The Denver Art Museum is an architectural masterpiece with its gray titanium walls that meet at odd angles and reflect back light from the Colorado skyline. The dramatic sloping walls converge at the top to form a mountainous format to portray the surrounding Rocky Mountains. The artist intended to show the fusion between the 21st century culture of downtown Denver inspired by the nearby Rocky mountains. Shiner (2011) assert that the building responds to the changes in light atmospheric effects temperature and weather patterns in the city. The structure is aesthetically appealing because the architecture fails to create a distinction between the outside and the inside. Besides it fails to provide a façade for the existence achieve the higher stability desired. 116 vertical columns of steel and concrete extend from the buildings foundation into the bedrock. Finally the architectural design touches in the intellectual emotional and sensual aspects of the viewers. It impresses the eye as it portrays the hand crafted nature of architecture and the communication role it plays to its audience proving that the language of architecture involves light proportion and materiality. Works cited Caruso Laura and Andrea K. Fulton. Denver Art Museum: Art Spaces. London: Scala publ 2006. Print. Heschong Lisa. Thermal Delight in Architecture. Cambridge Mass: MIT Press 1990. Print. Shiner Larry. "On aesthetics and function in architecture: the case of the “Spectacle” art museum." The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 69.1 (2011): 31-41. [...]
the second part of the course we have been discussing physicalconsiderations in architecture--issues related to geography, topography, ecology, structure, materials, construction, and climate response. Please describe your building in terms of its physicalconsiderations using specific information from your readings and from images you have collected in your research. You should include specific points from Heschong's Thermal Delight in Architecture as well as from topics covered in lectures. Please include asmany images as you like along with your one page oftext that you think illustrate your points.please include as many images as you like along with yourone page of text that you think illustrate your points.This should not bean exercise in listing information. Be sure to take aconstructively critical stance.