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archBOSTON.org http://www.archboston.org/community en Sat, 26 May 2018 13:54:16 GMT vBulletin 5 http://www.archboston.org/community/images/misc/rss.jpg archBOSTON.org http://www.archboston.org/community Santa Fe, New Mexico, an Architecturally Unique American City http://www.archboston.org/community/showthread.php?t=5650&goto=newpost Wed, 23 May 2018 14:43:24 GMT “The City Different”, where architecture is truly art and art as a craft is practiced throughout city. visitsantafe.com - “Santa Fe ranks as the... “The City Different”, where architecture is truly art and art as a craft is practiced throughout city. visitsantafe.com - “Santa Fe ranks as the third largest art market in the country, with hundreds of local art galleries ....”

Common adobe, “mudbrick”, building construction gives Santa Fe its texture, flavor and uniqueness.
santafebydesign.com -

Adobe – made from mud, silty soil, clay and/or sand, mixed with water, poured into forms to make bricks, and left in the sun to dry. Additives to strengthen the mixture include: straw, manure, and asphalt emulsion.

Vigas – large (6- to 12-plus inches in diameter) usually peeled round logs used as ceiling beams regularly spaced across the width of the room. In traditional Southwestern (Santa Fe) architecture, the exposed interior vigas, along with latillas, decking, or even plaster, form a strong design element at the ceiling, and are often exposed outside, too, protruding through the exterior walls.









“The Zia flag is a modern interpretation of an ancient sun design on a late 19th century water jar from Zia Pueblo. Red and gold represent the colors of old Spain.” - statehouse pamphlet. At an elevation of 7199 feet, sunlight in Santa Fe is intense.













Special mention, the interior of The Inn of the Five Graces (wonderful name) is incredibly detailed and beautiful (I was not a guest). fivegraces.com - “Each unique room showcases handcrafted artisan pieces and one-of-a-kind treasures from the historic Silk Road that once linked Europe and Asia.” Number 1 traveler ranked hotel in Santa Fe on TripAdvisor, checkout the website’s photos, you will be impressed.







“The San Miguel Chapel is the oldest church in the United States.” - church handout


“Oral history holds that the San Miguel Chapel was built around 1600.”


“The original church was built on the site of an ancient kiva of the Analco Indians.”


“New Mexico’s State Capitol forms the Zia sun symbol and was dedicated in 1966. It’s architecture is an adaptation of Greek revival and Pueblo adobe architecture.” - pamphlet. It is a round building and trees and shrubs surround the building thereby preventing a picture of the building in its entirety unless taken as an aerial. One of the more beautiful state capitols.





























Santa Fe Plaza, end of the old Santa Fe Trail

























The Palace of the Governors, built in 1609, where Native Americans sell their merchandise.









































Cathedral Basilica of St Francis












La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel (“the inn”)
“The structure that guests enjoy today was built in 1922 and features the influence of architects Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter and*John Gaw Meem.” - lafondasantafe.com

From Wikipedia, “Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter (April 4, 1869 – January 8, 1958) was an American architect and designer. She was one of the very few female American architects in her day. She was the designer of many landmark buildings and spaces for the Fred Harvey Company and the Santa Fe Railroad, notably in Grand Canyon National Park. Her work had enormous influence as she helped to create a style, blending Spanish Colonial Revival and Mission Revival architecture with Native American motifs and Rustic elements, that became popular throughout the Southwest.”

























Bataan Memorial Building, according to a plaque, is dedicated to the 1800 men of the New Mexico National Guard who were ordered to walk the Bataan Death March during World War II. It houses state government offices.



Newer buildings respect the historic context of the city









SITE Santa Fe is a contemporary art space and expanded warehouse designed by SHoP Architects - sitesantafe.com







Back to Albuquerque







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Solar Window Blinds http://www.archboston.org/community/showthread.php?t=5649&goto=newpost Sun, 20 May 2018 15:22:01 GMT Just saw this, this is such a good idea. Instead of trying to do the stupid solar panels on the roof thing they can cover the entire building. This... Just saw this, this is such a good idea. Instead of trying to do the stupid solar panels on the roof thing they can cover the entire building. This is game changing. Not only does closing blinds help efficiency by blocking heat from entering the building, but when they're closed they're also producing electricity.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...t-solar-blinds


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