Final words and video

Many mysteries in the eyes of many, is supernatural; 
but with keen understanding – Mysteries requires a little thought in appreciating whats real and evolve it to clearer understanding that this specific mystery must have a purpose – And that I believe, 
Mysteries are the root of Art.
And…
Art is the source of the Architectural designing of both Infrastructure and Life.
Therefore, I conclude Life’s mysteries are not meant to hate and rebel, but encourage your maturity with the specific mystery.

-William Magdales-

Video.

Stage 3.

(duration March-May)

Dear partners,

Now that the second stage of our project Adventure into Architecture and Art is about to be finalized it’s time to move on to the final stage and start working for the final outcome, i.e. a web based map for interesting architectural and cultural attractions all over the world. For that purpose we have prepared a template of a map with the help of MapBox.

You’ll find it here: https://www.mapbox.com/Sign in to Mapbox.

Feel free to add as many attractions /items as you like or feel it is necessary.

We have uploaded most of the materials you’ve sent to us on this blog site. You can link the pictures seen on the map in to this site. In case you can’t find the picture/s  you’d like to use on our blog site, please let us know. Or if your picture is located under another link you can also add the link there. If you need to add some text you are able to write it on the spot. The same goes for linking video clips and other additional material.

If you come across with problems when designing the map, don’t hesitate to contact us. You’ll find one example of our school in the address: Uimalankatu 5, Tampere, Finland.

Check this link for instant help: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUfLpFV1F4c

We’ll publish the final map at the end of the project. So you’ll have over two more months to go and upload the pictures and texts on the MapBox. Hope you’ll enjoy working on it. And thanks a lot for your commitment and the good work you all have done to make this project a real success!

Info about the last stage

I have created a template map for our last stage. We will use a Mapbox because it has a feature which allows us to moderate our map into portable devices. I will publish the template soon to you. I have made an example from our school in it. You can add text, links and photos to the template. You may add as many places as you want. This is ment to do in the last stage but if you want you can test program in advance. If you have not used MapBox before you may watch this video about basic Mapbox Tools.

Tutorial.

Stage 2.

So now we are working on the second stage of our project. We’ll step out of the school building and find out what kind of architectural gems we can find in our city/ village. Take photos and videos of houses, museums, art galleries, churches, libraries, any public buildings that draw on local (& national) building traditions, or alternatively are very modern. In addition, we would like to encourage you to produce some material by interviewing architects, residents or local people to find out what they think of the buildings you have selected as architectural gems. Another alternative could be studying the history of local architecture or art using various sources.

In a nutshell:

Stage 2. (duration Jan-March)
-photographing and selecting the architectural gems of local interest

-interviewing of architects, residents, artists and creating profiles based on these interviews

-alternatively studying the local art history using various sources

-loading the material into the blog: videos, photos, texts, etc.

True collaboration!

The Dutch parents have written their own story about their school:

The Christelijk College Nassau-veluwe (shorted CCNV) is a Dutch secondary school in Harderwijk, founded in 1918, and in 1922 they started with only 26 students. The first brick was placed in 1922 and the building was finished the 10th September 1923. The main building is designed by architect P.H. van Lonkhuysen. He used the details from K.P.C. de Basel. The school has expanded 6 times, 2 times big and 4 times small. It’s an E-formed structure.