From Architecture To Buses

        The Sidney Opera House and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur are just two of the buildings created by Arup , a British company that has been active in the international market in various Advanced Technology  sectors in recent years . Though Arup is mainly involved in civil engineering and great architectural projects , one of its subsidiary companies, Arup is mainly involved in design engineering for the automotive and transportation sectors.

            Some years ago , the firm`s Design Manager , Jonathan Gould and his team were involved in research for the Java , the concept car created for Bentley by Roy Axe`s Design Associates .That project was followed by many more co-design operations and this year a team headed by project manager Adrian Griffiths designed by whole vehicle on their own which will soon go into production. The vehicle in question is a luxury coach which will built by the Spanish firm Irizar as the basis for a fundamental image update.
            The new Irizar Coach Launched in San Sebastian , Spain in February 2001 , will replace the Irizar models currently on the road and was designed to retain their fundamental characteristics while introducing a new look and innovative technology to the collective transport sector "It took us three years to get from concept to production model" explain Adrian Griffiths "and right from the start our idea was to develop a new kind of coach body that could just as easily clothe Mercedes ,Iveco , Volvo ,or Scania a mechanicals

            The new coach`s soft lines rounded "face " and superimposed volumes are its most distinctive feature and it is clear that the team has put most of its design effort into the front view The sides are much plainer as is the near , through the spoiler which holds the stop , lights creates an element of movement ,
             The interior was also designed to portray a luxury image of cutting edge performance ."The interior " continues Grifftihs "is perhaps the most innovative part of the design ,Irizar  asked us to to give passengers the feeling of inhabiting a stage set that has been carefully and unconventionally designed ".The interior trim is clearly airplane -inspired(one of Arup Design Research`s activities is the design of interiors for private planes ) with a great deal of attention having been paid to to the view out of the windows . ease of access and comfort on the road


Portrait Painter Lucian Freud`s Masterful Artworks Capture Humanity At Its Most Vital And Private

            Lucian  Freud lived quite a few lives before dying at the age of eighty-eight last July. As a boy he fled Berlin with his family to escape the rise of Nazism. As a teenager he was expelled from school for dropping his trousers on a dare . And as an adult he married and divorced twice over , enjoyed many love affairs  and fathered as least thirteen children (more than earning his “Byronic reputation as a rake”  , as The NewyorkTimes put it in his obituary)

                     But more than anything, this grandson of Sigmund Freud is the man who redefined British art. His lush , almost tactile portraits , often of people lost in contemplation , even despair , feel more intimate than intimacy itself – in real life we are too of the-moment to drink it in the way his paintings allow . Freud spent countless hours with his subjects . scrutinizing them with unabashed clarity , and rendering what he saw in thick , fleshy layers of paint . Ultimately , each face is a moment frozen , still pulsing with emotion.

                  In February , more than one hundred of Freud`s portraits will be on exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery of London . Some have never been seen before : all deserve to be seen anew.


Swedish Designer Ben Soleimani and His Rug Designs

            Born in the fourth generation of British luxury rug purveyor ,mansour, Ben Soleimani was raised  with deep appreciation for the historic art of rug making .In 1993 , he carried the family legacy of to Los Angeles with Mansour Modern , where he designs ,collects, and sells coutore carpets and tapestries. Yet of all the epochs  and artisans he admires ,Swedish rugs from the deco period are among those closest to his heart .

            Scandinavian design from 1930s to 50s was revolutionary :clean geometric lines , are radical break from the color wheel , he explains . Soleimani is drawn by this inventive spirit as much as by the aesthetic, which has a uniquely naive , lighthearted quality so different from other rugs of the period and which fits seamlessly into today`s interiors. To my  eye much of contemporary design is just a slightly cleaner version of 1930`s modern , he says.

        Soleimani started acquiring the rugs as a teenager , and today owns one of the largest collections in the world He prizes ingenuity of line and palette over value ,and keeps a sharp lookout for innovators of the time , famous or unknown. Just as satisfying as the conquest is the hunt , which brings him to every corner otf the world .The are always in the most unusual places, he says always where you least  expect.


Public Transportation Design In World

        Public transportation habits depends  on peoples cultural , historical and sociologic background. Of course fi  , and china...These countries are really crowded, and they are newly developing too.  Lack of urban infrastructure , forced these  countries to use that kind of public transportation systems. Other alternatives like light rail systems are too complex , expensive and hard to build .Success of these public transport systems call attention of authorities and 1st world countries. 

1sr world countries like west Europe and north Europe are plan to use these systems too. Newyork mayor has already  announced its new public transportation system as   Bus Rapid Transit system. 1st world countries are superior on urban planning and infrastructure. In these countries    people   are in demand of green energy and sustainibility too .in them distances are shorter and congestion is not really big deal. But in emerging markets congestion is terrible . distances betw

een are long ,and there is huge demand for public transportation. My observations show that 7o percent of traffic accidents occurs in developing countries and emerging markets.

-In world there are 1.3 billion poor people around  and 75 percent of these people are woman , depending to their gender and social roles .These peoples usage of public

transportation and travelling patterns are slightly different.

-in emerging markets vehicle and traffic safety is big problem ,this is because of  lack of decent driver education.
-In emerging markets , destinations are short and stations are too crowded.
-In 1st world 40 percent of customers who are using public transportations are old and disabled .
-in 1st world people are eating and and drinking something in buses and trains.
-Lastly in 1st world are in demand of carrying   their pet and listening of music loudly            


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