Astrology & Architecture: Box-like forms in Virgo. On the typology of zodiac signs in architecture: examples for piles of boxes and functional design in Virgo.
A typical approach to architecture that I found in earth sign Virgo during astrogeographical field study is a construction type where box-like elements are piled up in one or the other way. From the point of view of astrological psychology that might have to do with the reflex in Virgo to store and pack up stuff in boxes.
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The Robot Building in Bangkok, Thailand was completed in 1986. Astrogeographical position for morphogenetic field level 4 which describes the atmosphere, function andenergetical topics of the site itself: one coordinate of the site is fully located in highly magnetic, centralistic, royal fire sign Leo sign of the sun, light, emotional self-centeredness and self-expression. The 2nd coordinate lies in between Leo and functionalistic, practical earth sign Virgo sign of reason, rationality, effectiveness. Virgo is the indicator of rationality and square architecture here but also for the aspect of a sponsored art project. The subjectivist sign of Leo stands for the right to try out individual ideas.
Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg built by Tchoban Foundation was opened in 2013. Its design combines traditional Berlin landscape with new sensitive architecture.
Astrogeographic position: Virgo sign of reason, health, self-protection, ecology. The 2nd coordinate lies in emotional, self-protective water sign Cancer sign of the moon, uterus, ferility, eeling at home & authenticity of modern art. The boxes are a symptomatic element of style of Virgo. Pinterest entry.
Simmons Hall at MIT in Cambridge, MA was designed by architect Steven Holl and dedicated in 2002. According to the wiki article: ” The building is 116 m long and 10 stories tall, housing 344 undergraduates, plus faculty housemasters, visiting scholars, and graduate resident tutors (GRTs, MIT’s equivalent of an RA). The structure is a massive reinforced concrete block, perforated with approximately 5,500 square windows each measuring 2 feet (0.61 m) on a side, plus additional larger and irregularly shaped windows. An 18-inch (460 mm) wall depth is designed to allow the winter sun to help heat the building while providing shade in summer, without air conditioning. “
Astrogeographic position for morphgogenetic field level 4: typical for that functionalstic approach to construction is the position in earth sign Virgo sign of reason, rationality, ecology, optimal use of ressources, needs and necessities. 2nd coordinate is in between air sign Libra sign of relationship. openness, balance and defensive, solid fixed water sign Scorpio sign of sculpting, construction work, imaging, learning by watching, copying. Pinterest entry
Astrogeographical position for morphogenetic field level 3 (surrounding area): The 100 m long Pharmaceutical Sciences Building at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada has one coordinate in Virgo the natural resonator for boxes, herbal medicine, medical treatment, doctors, pharmacies, protected places, hospitals. Virgo can be observed here as the resonator with the expliciteness of the architectural display of functionality. The 2nd coordinate is in dynamic, male fire sign Aries the sign of action, speed and mobilization.
Inntel Hotel in Zaandam, Netherlands was opened in 2010.
Astrogeographical position for morphogenetic field level 4 which describes the atmosphere, function andenergetical topics of the hotel itself: Located in the combination of the 2 earth sign Taurus and Virgo. Solid fixed Taurus the sign of the earth, grounding, growing roots, market places, and food stands for the location in the old town center and for the hotel`s profitability. Earth sign Virgo sign of reason, rationality, ecology, optimal use of resources, needs and necessities stands for the functionalistic outlook on architecture.
Antilia Building in Mumbai, India was opened on 5 February 2010 with the Sun and 3 more planets in Aquarius. It has 27 floors and is owned by business magnate Mukesh Ambani. Antilia building is one of the world’s most expensive residential properties.
Astrogeographical position for morphogenetic field level 4 which describes the atmosphere, function and energetical topics of the building itself: the site is located in the combination of self-protective, practical, functionalistic earth sign Virgo sign of reason, rationality, precautions with creative, innovative air sign Aquarius sign of the sky, heaven, paradise, self-finding, inspiration, rebellion.
Hong Kong Institute of Design (Hong Kong, 2010) / CAAU.
Astrogeographic position: located in the creative, highly innovative, experimental air sign Aquarius the sign of the sky and indicator for the parts of the building standing out into the open air. 2nd coordinate is in functionalist earth sign Virgo. Valid for morphogenetic field level 3.
The open air museum Römervilla in Rankweil, Vorarlberg, Austria was designed by Marte.Marte architektects from Feldkirch.Astrogeographic position for morphogenetic field level 4: located on an open field in the functionalistic, self protective, highly defensive earth sign Virgo the sign of the spirits of plants and defensive, closed up water sign Sorpio the sign of sculpting, metal working, containers, closed-up buildings and fortresses.
The Kranhäuser (crane houses) in Cologne were opened in September 2011. The project consists of 3 houses on a narrow peninsula between the harbour and the river Rhine.
Astrogeographic position for morphogenetic field level 3: located in earth sign Virgo which stands for the position on the kai and the caricature of functionalism and is also typical for a site that has been reserved for modern architecture. The 2nd coordinate lies in solid, fixed earth sign Taurus indicator of the importance of the harbour of Cologne. for the city`s prosperity in roman and medieval times. Cologne was the largest city in medieval North Europe.
Torre Cepsa is the Madrid Bank Headquarters Building in Madrid, Spain. It waS designed by Norman Foster architects. The 249,5 m tower is the 5th tallest in the EU.
Astrogeographical position: earth sign Virgo and the water sign Cancer for radius/field level 3.